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 PostPost subject: Re: MacOS on IBM Power Series 850?        Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 5:49 am 
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MediGoku wrote:
PowerPC NT systems ran ARC and were exclusively little endian... instead Mac OS X runs on big endian PPCs.

PowerPCs prior to the G5 could run in both big endian and little endian modes (as PowerPC was originally designed to be able to emulate both x86 and 68k efficiently). NT/PPC happened to use the little endian mode exclusively in order to ease porting from x86. Mac Virtual PC versions before 7 used the little endian mode in order to accelerate x86 emulation, and that's why they can't run on G5s.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun Jun 17, 2007 4:48 am 
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I have another question about my PPC. I have installed WinNT 4.0 Workstation (Polish locale).
Is it possible to play MP3s in this system?
I tried WinPlay: 32-bit version can't be installed (the same message: file is good, computer type is wrong), 16-bit version consumes 100% of CPU and playing freezes frequently, even in 8-bit, quarter-frequency and Downmix mode, like in an old 486/50MHz.
Is there any MP3 player for PowerPC computers?

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2007 12:00 am 
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Well, on Linux (as everything is open source) there are plenty. If you have the time (and patience) to compile it (and the compiler required to compile it), you might be able to port MPlayer or VLC to NT/PPC.

The 16-bit version you tried runs inside a 486 emulator, that's why it runs so slowly.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue Jun 19, 2007 11:31 pm 
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Try to install Linux or OS/2 on your computer. I had an old PPC computer and after an installation, I was unable to run any application instead of putty.exe :oops:
Linux if for you ^^

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:07 am 
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Put FreeBSD on that old thing. They make a ppc version, and it's fairly easy to learn.

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Ok, I got a 2GB SCSI drive, 1.6GB IDE drive (installed together, working very good) and a new Mitsumi CD-ROM to boot 512bps/RockRidge CDs with OS/2 Warp 3 and AIX.
Now, I have an idea: To install BOTH OS/2 Warp and Windows NT!
As a boot Manager I'm using ARC.
But, I can't add OS/2 Warp to OS list - ARC needs location of a loader executable, which is ran at low level by ARC. Next, loader initializes rest of OS.
There are two files related to ARC in OS2 directory: ARCINST and ARCRECOV. What are they for?

P.S. Is there any old AIX accessible as abw?

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