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iPod OS X

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Now, i know im probably in the wrong spot of the world, but I was thinking the other day. I have a linux PDA which is a unix based OS stripped completly and put into working form on a small device. An iPod must be capable of this aswell.

 

so from a Mac, the iPod uses the HFS+ File system as does OS X.

and the iPod has a large enough hard-drive to be able to install OS X.

 

The only problem i could see with this not working, is user interface.

 

I figure if we could start stripping down an iPod version of OS X if anyone is really interested in this.

 

 

any suggestions?

 

Your BFF,

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lol no offense but this is a really stupid idea

here are the most obvious reasons:

 

wrong processor

not fast enough processor if you plan to emulate

no drivers

not enough ram

too small of a screen

no mouse or keyboard

no internet capability

and MUCH MUCH more

 

if you are looking into alternative OS's for the ipod though, check out ipodlinux

 

http://ipodlinux.org/

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lol no offense but this is a really stupid idea

here are the most obvious reasons:

 

wrong processor

not fast enough processor if you plan to emulate

no drivers

not enough ram

too small of a screen

no mouse or keyboard

no internet capability

and MUCH MUCH more

 

if you are looking into alternative OS's for the ipod though, check out ipodlinux

 

http://ipodlinux.org/

 

Fully concur.

 

The most retarded point is that the full source of OS X isn't out there to be recompiled for the processor.

 

You phail™ :)

 

-neospy

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there's just no sane possible way to get osx to run on an ipod. you would have to completely rewrite the entire an entire os, one who's source code isn't available. to me the default os is as close to osx as you can really put on a portable media player. if you want something other than that, ipod linux really is a good choice, follow AriX's advice.

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Well....its not a stupid idea, but no, it wont work. And never will unless apple releases an iPod with at least a 800mhz processor in it and at least 256 mb or ram. Which, i dont know why you would need that power for a portable music player, but w/e.

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to be fair, it might be possible to get darwin to work, if you're a REALLY good programmer, and that could possibly be considered a 'cut down version of OS X'.

 

however, there wouldn't be much point...

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if you want to try something along those lines, how about osx on a 360? that would be freakin sweet! you have usb ports for keyboard/mouse, enough ram and processing power, and a disc drive. it just getting it to all work...

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Win95 can run emulated on a PSP and RedHat on PS2, PS3 will support natively installed OS's :2cents: Dont forget Win98 can go on XBOX with Qemu

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if you want to try something along those lines, how about osx on a 360? that would be freakin sweet! you have usb ports for keyboard/mouse, enough ram and processing power, and a disc drive. it just getting it to all work...

 

if i could afford a 360 i'd love to try it, but being a student and having a {censored} cooking job doesn't pull in the money.

 

but im avaliable for donations :D hehehe

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before i think about donating, i have to get mine fixed...

couple weeks ago mine went bad (M$ didn't soder the chips right) and now i have to pay to get it fixed.

 

if we could get it working though that would be awsome! 3 x 2.3 ghz chips! we could have a competing system with the mac pro for about $300. and if we could get the ram upgraded...now i'm just dreaming :D

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i still don't think os x will ever happen on an ipod lol...

 

 

yeah, it was more of just wishful thinking. i think the new thing will be developing for the xbox 360. ill have to get one to test on and what not, but i think its more than plausible.

 

just gotta start on learning the processors of the xbox and developing for them. ;)

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if anyone saw the hack with the NES controller hookeed up to play doom on a n ipod, it might be possible to do the same with a keyboard/mouse? still, the source isnt available/millions of other problems

but keyboard would be interesting for a notes program on ipodlinux no?

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Explain, according to apple.com "iPhone combines three products — a revolutionary mobile phone, a widescreen iPod with touch controls" and it runs OS X

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The iPhone is a combination device that has a different processor architecture than the iPod. Then you have to consider memory on the two devices. The iPhone probably has ~512MB onboard memory for the system while the iPod might have ~16-32MB.

 

EDIT: These are just assumptions and mean nothing in terms of specs.

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The iPhone is a combination device that has a different processor architecture than the iPod. Then you have to consider memory on the two devices. The iPhone probably has ~512MB onboard memory for the system while the iPod might have ~16-32MB.

 

EDIT: These are just assumptions and mean nothing in terms of specs.

Both of them use ARM.

 

More importantly, who knows if the current iPod isn't running OS X ?

Apple never made public the OS of the iPod (except for the first generation ones, which used Pixo)

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Ok, a few things I would like to point out:

 

1. iPod OSX would be possible

2. iPod OSX would be really unusable on that small screen

 

It could be possible but it would really suck on that small screen and running applications on it would be useless because they would take endless time to load and the weak processor with very low memory would make the programs very slow to make simple operation. The iPod was made to play audio files not run a operating system that is on two dvds and runs on expensive computers.

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Not possible, if i recall the arm chip doesnt even have mmx or sse

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Guest bikedude880

Now there is nothing saying that a BSD system wouldn't be able to run on the iPod. Right now it's just a matter of porting over quite a few changes for the proc and some various other things XD

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Guest Ramm

And making it work with a scroll wheel...

 

Rotate 180º right to move the cursor up, 180º left to go down, and think really hard to make it move left or right :(

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