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Mac-on-Linux is a linux/ppc program which makes it possible to run Mac OS in parallel with Linux.

MOL is primarily intended to be used by those who run linux/ppc as their main operating system but still want to be able to run that occasional Mac OS application. Other possible applications include:

  • development
  • hardware simulation
  • server applications
  • compatibility testing
  • No CPU emulation
  • very fast!
  • No ROM image needed
  • Complete MMU virtualization
  • Idle sleep (8.6 or later)
  • Very compatible
  • Multi-session support
  • 603, 604, G3 and G4 support
Device support:

What's New

  • Added nvram.x installation
  • Fix bootstrap check
  • Fix dmdma.c strict aliasing warning
  • Make sure that log and lock dirs are created
  • Integrated BootX with the build system
  • Added check for zlib
  • Fixed test invocations (== is invalid)
  • Fixed VT Switching
  • Removed Sheep from defconfig
  • Fixed Ubuntu -fno-stack-protector bug
  • Removed duplicate nvram, fix doesn't more...


  • A PowerPC CPU (603, 604, G3 or G4)
  • Linux/ppc with a 2.4 or 2.6 kernel
  • Mac OS 8.6* or later
  • Mac OS X 10.1 or later
* MOL can run MacOS 7.5.2 and later in "oldworld" mode. However, this requires an image of a supported boot ROM.

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Downloads 8,807
Version Downloads 5,196
License Free
Date 09 Feb 2007
Platform OS Classic / OS X / PPC 32
Price Free
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