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By Operating SystemMini vMacPCE/macplusMESSShoeBillBasilisk II
Fusion PC (Via DOSBox)
SoftMac XP (via WINE)
PreviousSheepShaverPearPCQEMU-PPCVirtualBoxVMWare FusionVMWare Player
Parallels Desktop
PCEmx86Box
VirtualPC 7 (PPC)
Hardware NeededComments
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68K Systems
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Twiggy Prototype
128k with patched OS or the correct one of the two Twiggy configs with matching unpatched OS
UnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo128k or Twiggy Dev or Twiggy 4.3https://apple.wikia.com/wiki/List_of_Mac_OS_versions
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System 0.85128k config128k configUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo128k
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System 0.97-2.1YesYesUnknownNoNoUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo128-IIcx
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System 3.0-3.4YesYesUnknownNoNoUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo128-IIcx
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System 4.0Plus configYesUnknownNoNoUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo512k-IIcx
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System 4.1-4.3Plus configYesUnknownNoNoUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus-IIcx
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System 6.0-6.0.4YesYesYesNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus-24-bit
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System 6.0.5-6.0.8YesYesYesUnknown
Custom build - see https://www.emaculation.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=9984&p=61690#p61688
UnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus-68k
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System 6.0.8LClassic configClassic configUnknownNoNoNoClassic configNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoClassic/LC/PB100
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System 7.0-7.1.1YesYesUnknownUnknownYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus-68030
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System 7.0.1P-7.1P6NoNoUnknownNoYesUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPerformas
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System 7.1.2PNoNoUnknownUnknownYesUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoLimited 68040Mostly Performas
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A/UX 1.xNoNoNoYesNoNoUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMac II with FPU and PMMUhttp://aux-penelope.com/hardware.htm
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A/UX 2.xNoNoNoYesNoNoUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoII / SE/30 with FPU and PMMU
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A/UX 3.xNoNoNoYes, except 3.1.1NoNoUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
II / SE/30 / Quadra with FPU and PMMU. 3.1.1 requires a 32-bit clean Mac
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CoplandNoNoUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoOld World PPC
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Linux/m68kNoNoUnknownUnknownNoUnknownUnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo68030/68040 Only
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68K / PPC Systems
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System 7.1.2PPC-7.5.1PPCNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNonuBus PPC
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System 7.5-7.5.1 68kYesYesUnknownUnknownYesYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus-68040There were custom versions for each hardware set
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Mac OS 7.5.2NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS 7.5.3-7.5.3r2.1YesYesYesUnknownYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus-68040There were custom versions for each hardware set
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Mac OS 7.5.3LNoNoUnknownNoYesUnknownYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoLimited 68040
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Mac OS 7.5.5YesYesYesUnknownYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPlus - Old World PPC
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Mac OS 7.6-7.6.1`NoUnknownNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo32-bit Clean Only
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Mac OS 8.0-8.1NoNoUnknownNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo68040 / PPC
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NEXTStepNoNoUnknownUnknownNoUnknownUnknownYesNoUnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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PPC Systems
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Mac OS 8.5-8.6NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPPC Only
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Mac OS 9.0-9.0.4NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoYes (64-128MB RAM)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoPPC Only
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Mac OS Rhapsody (PPC)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS X Server 1.0-1.1NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS X Server 1.2NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configNoNoNoNoNoNoNoBeige PPC G3 only
Needs specific BootX parameters in Open Firmware. Easiest to use BootX from the boot partition of the CD image instead of attempting to create the parition on the host drive.
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Mac OS X Public BetaNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNew World PPC Only
Time must be set between 2000-09-13 and 2001-05-14. This can be done in Open Firmware with the command: "decimal dev rtc 00 00 00 14 09 2000 set-time" Under qemu, maybe -prom-env before that would be enough?
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Mac OS 9.1NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes (64-128MB RAM)NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS 9.2-9.2.2NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYes (64-128MB RAM)NoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS X 10.0NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS X 10.1NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoMemory must be 128MB
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Mac OS X 10.2NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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Mac OS X 10.3NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
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MacOS X 10.4 (PPC)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPPC G3+ Only See
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Mac OS X 10.5 (PPC)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPPC G4+ with PMU Only
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MkLinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPPC Only
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Intel Systems
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NeXTStepNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownYesYesUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknown
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OpenSTEPNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownUnknown
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Mac OS Rhapsody (32-bit)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownYesYesYes
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Mac OS X DR 2 (32-bit)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownUnknownYesUnknownYesYesUnknown
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Mac OS X 10.4 (32-bit)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configNoNoNoUnknownUnknownUnknown32-bit Intel Only (No Classic)
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Mac OS X 10.4 Server (32-bit)
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configCustom configCustom configNo32-bit Intel Only (No Classic) (Needs 32-bit EFI)https://github.com/ranma42/TigerOnVBox
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Mac OS X 10.5 (32-bit)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configNoNoNoUnknownUnknownUnknown32-bit Intel Only
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Mac OS X 10.5 Server (32-bit)
NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configYes (unverified)UnknownNoUnknownUnknownUnknown32-bit Intel Only (Needs 32-bit EFI)
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Mac OS X 10.6NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoCustom configCustom configUnknownNoUnknownUnknownUnknownIntel Only
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Mac OS X 10.6 ServerNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknownIntel Only
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Mac OS X 10.7NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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Mac OS X 10.8NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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Mac OS X 10.9NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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OS X 10.10NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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OS X 10.11NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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macOS 10.12NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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macOS 10.13NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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macOS 10.14NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYes (unverified)YesUnknownUnknownUnknown64-bit Intel Only
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Other Systems
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NetBSDNoNoUnknownUnknownNoUnknownUnknownUnknownNoUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownUnknownYesNo bootloader; needs to boot from Mac OS.
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Debian LinuxNoNoNoUnknownNoUnknownUnknownUnknownNoUnknownYes (10 works)YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
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YellowDog LinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownYes with major glitchesNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPS3 or Powermac
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Ubuntu LinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknown
Yes (14.04, 16.04 PPC work)
YesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownYes
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RedHat/Fedora LinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownYes (12 PPC works)YesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownYes
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OpenSuSE LinuxNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownYes (11 works)YesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownUnknown
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BeOS (PPC)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoPPC Only
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BeOS (32-bit)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Custom config - dual booted with Win9x on FAT32
UnknownYes32-bit Intel Only
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Haiku (x86)NoUnknownUnknownNoNoUnknownUnknownUnknownNoUnknownUnknownYesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownUnknownHaiku is the Open Source fork of BeOS that is still being supported.
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OpenStepNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownUnknownYesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownUnknown
OpenStep is the Open Source version of NextSTEP and the precursor to Darwin.
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MorphOS (PPC)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownNoUnknownCustom configNoNoNoNoNoNoNo
MorphOS is a re-imagining of AmigaOS that has built-in 68k emulation and will run old AmigaOS software as well as MorphOS software.
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Darwin (PPC)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownNoUnknownUnknownNoNoNoNoNoNoNoDarwin is the Open Source subsystem that Mac OS X runs on top of.
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Darwin (x86)NoNoNoNoNoNoNoUnknownNoNoNoYesYesYesYesUnknownUnknownUnknownDarwin is the Open Source subsystem that macOS runs on top of.
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