A CherryOS trial version was released today, and the software is still absolute crap.
Obvious PearPC similarities
Being a Mac/Unix guy, I tried installing it on a spare PC out of curiosity.
One of the hassles with PearPC was creating the disk-images required to format with “Disk Utility” before installing Mac OS X, but CherryOS has found a way to automate this and create them for you. — I'm pretty sure that this is the only original code that they've written (besides the wrapper and installer), but I may be mistaken. 😂
However, I was soon greeted by a familiar screen when rebooting:
… The boot process is nearly identical to PearPC, with the same quirks and patterns. — The developer(s) even forgot to change the MAC address on the emulated network adapter from being the same as the default that PearPC ships with. 🤣
Sloppily written alert dialogs
They even forgot to set the title variables of some of the dialog boxes during setup… which defaulted to “MainCherryOS.exe,” the filename of the executable. 🤦🏼
This is such a trivial oversight… the correct code is simply just:
I mean, come on…! 🙄
Don't steal source-code
If the product weren't laughable, these guys would already have a lawsuit on their hands for sure.
Their published screenshots used to show specific debug information that was written by PearPC developers, to which they admitted stealing only that exact code and then said that they had removed it afterwards. 🤦🏼
…Seriously? This is ridiculous! 😡