Hack brings Mac OS X to the Nokia N900
- — 02 February, 2010 08:17
Emulation technology is used to get Mac OS X running on the Linux-based N900
Have you ever wanted to run a full-blown copy of Mac OS X on your mobile device? One hacker has managed to get Apple's operating system running on a smartphone, and it's not the iPhone.
Finnish geek Toni Nikkanen has become the first person to successfully run Mac OS X--in this case, Mac OS X 10.3 "Panther" (released in 2003)--on a cell phone.
The phone he managed to achieve this feat with - Nokia's N900 smartphone. Sadly the hack, which makes use of PowerPC emulator Pear PC, runs incredibly slowly.
However, this was not to be, as last week's unveiling revealed that Apple's tablet will run a variant of the iPhone's operating system, multi-tasking limitations included.
Still want to give it a try? If you have a few hours to spare--and you don't mind stepping into a legal gray area by breaking Mac OS X's end-user license agreement--check out Nikkanen's blog for more information.
In related news Firefox Mobile is now available for the N900 - Ed