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Frequently Asked Questions
SheepShaver In The News
What is SheepShaver?SheepShaver is a MacOS run-time environment for BeOS developed by Christian Bauer and Marc Hellwig. SheepShaver allows users of PowerPC-based BeOS systems to run MacOS applications at native speed inside the BeOS multitasking environment. This means that both BeOS and MacOS applications can run at the same time and data can be exchanged between them.
Is it a MacOS replacement?No. SheepShaver doesn't emulate or replace the MacOS. It allows MacOS (and thus MacOS applications) to run under BeOS. This means that you need a copy of MacOS to use SheepShaver.
Will MacOS x.y run? Will application FooBar run?SheepShaver runs with MacOS 7.5.2, 7.5.3, 7.5.5, 7.6, 7.6.1, 8.0, 8.1, 8.5 and 8.6, and with any (bug-free) Mac application that doesn't access Mac hardware directly. It has not been tested with MacOS 9.x.
Can I run other Mac operating systems like MacOS X or Linux with SheepShaver?No, only MacOS 7.x/8.x. You can, however, run emulators like RealPC under SheepShaver.
On which systems does it run?SheepShaver should run on any BeOS/Linux-ready PowerPC system (including BeBoxen and PowerPC Amigas). It does not run on Intel machines because MacOS and PowerPC Mac applications run natively under SheepShaver (there's no slow CPU emulation involved) SheepShaver/BeOS requires BeOS/PPC R4. SheepShaver/Linux will require at least glibc 2.0, GTK 1.2, and a 2.2.x kernel.
How fast is it?When running in full-screen mode there is no difference in speed compared to running MacOS without SheepShaver.
free download. It requires BeOS/PPC R4.
What's new in SheepShaver V2.1:
A PowerMac ROM grabbing utility for all BeBox owners can be downloaded here.screen shot.
SheepShaver running under Linux:
Mar"c" Hellwig, Christian Bauer
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