SheepShaver V2.2 Installation and User's Guide (Linux)
SheepShaver is a MacOS run-time environment enabling several Linux operating systems
to run MacOS applications at native speed inside the Linux multitasking
environment. SheepShaver runs with varying degree of functionality on the
- PowerPC-based Linux systems. This means that both Linux
and MacOS applications can run at the same time and data can be exchanged
In this configuration SheepShaver is neither a MacOS replacement nor an emulator. It runs an
unmodified PowerPC MacOS under control of Linux at full speed without any
kind of emulation. It also uses the MacOS 68k emulator to run 68k
applications. This way, SheepShaver is comparable to the "Blue Box" of
Apple's Rhapsody operating system.
- Linux/ia86-x86 based Linux systems. The Mac-OS environment
will be emulated, at the cost of some speed. However, you can still exchange
data between both systems.
Athlon64) Mac-OS environment will
be emulated. Exchange of data
between both systems is possible.
This guide will only cover installation on x86 Linux systems. Some of
the information will, however, apply to other installations too.
Some of SheepShaver's features
- Compatibility: SheepShaver runs MacOS 7.5.2 thru 9.0.4 with all system
extensions like AppleGuide, AppleScript, QuickTime, QuickTime VR,
QuickDraw 3D, Open Transport, PPP, Language Kits, ColorSync, etc.
- Color video display. The MacOS user interface is displayed in an X11 window or
full-screen (not available yet, but will require a DGA capable X-server)
- Sound: CD-quality stereo sound output
- Access to floppy disks, CD-ROMs, HFS(+) partitions on hard disks and
- Data Exchange: You can access Linux files from the MacOS via a "Linux"
icon on the Mac desktop and copy and paste text between Linux and MacOS
- Networking: SheepShaver supports Internet and LAN networking via
Ethernet and PPP with all Open Transport compatible MacOS applications.
- Serial drivers
- SCSI Manager (old-style) emulation (not yet available)
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Sheepshaver is distributed under the
General Public License (GPL)
SheepShaver User's Guide