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burypromote reviewed on 29 Oct 2011
Beware of Code Rebel iRAPP! Previous History of Stolen Code

Code Rebel iRAPP developer Arben Kryeziu was the chief architect who became infamous for the CherryOS scam for stealing PearPC's source code and selling it for $49.95.

On October 12, 2004 CherryOS announced it Mac emulator, and it was release on March 19, 2005 and development stopped on May 6, 2005. The program was called a vaporware or a hoax, with critics calling the program's existence into questions, because of numerous missed deadlines and failure to produce demonstration versions. On March 9, 2005 the software was available for download.

In early 2005, Kristian Hermansen posted a very rudimentary analysis of CherryOS, his finding caused him to independently investigate the alleged "author" of the code, Arben Kryeziu. In a brief long distance phone call to Hawaii with the author, it was immediately apparent that his stories didn't match up to what was being fed to the public media. This phone conversation was recorded, but the audio was never released.

Halvar Flake a widely respected reverse software engineer found over 600 functions that nearly identical or were identical to PearPC.

While PearPC were preparing for a lawsuit against CherryOS, they withdrew. On April 5, 2005 the main page of CherryOS was changed to "CherryOS is On Hold until further notice", then a day later the message was changed to "Due to Overwhelming Demand", has open sourced itself, but still charging $14.95 to cover their costs.

As of 2007, CherryOS and its website,, are defunct.

With this history I wouldn't trust who's code Code Rebel iRAPP was using.
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