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O-Yes and Cherry OS, Real or Vaporware?
Last week programmers were all abuzz when a Hawaiian company announced that they had developed software, which they called Cherry OS, that would allow people to run Mac software on PCs. But programmers were also very suspicious, especially since the company has been reluctant to release trial versions of the software. Now it looks like Cherry OS may not be all it was cracked up to be, at least according to this website which claims that it's little more than a fraud. And in a similar vein, here's a story about a 12th grade Indian student who has supposedly developed a 32-bit operating system, which he calls O-Yes, that is "far superior to any of the desktop operating systems in the market today" and might emerge as a challenger to Windows. Hmmm. We'll have to wait and see if there's any truth to that claim, or whether O-Yes turns out to be more vaporware.
Categories: Technology
Posted by The Curator on Wed Oct 20, 2004
Comments (5)
O-Yes is assuredly a hoax. There are references to it dating back to 1997 so this is hardly news. See the following for more references:

http://www.mail-archive.com/ilug-cal@ilug-cal.org/msg10070.html
Posted by Brian  in  Vienna, VA  on  Wed Oct 20, 2004  at  11:38 AM
1. Hawaii is not a very business friendly state.

2. Native Americans are gods on computers. They're so good it's scary. Nightmareworthy
Posted by john  in  NH  on  Wed Oct 20, 2004  at  05:13 PM
wonderfull
Posted by anees  in  cochin  on  Mon Jan 23, 2006  at  12:05 AM
Great,

This is really gr8 news. We can obviously look forward for such innovations but we should also test them thorougly before making any comment.
Posted by pradeep  in  Bangalore  on  Tue Aug 29, 2006  at  08:04 AM
Just now this message reached my inbox. I am unable to believe or even make a decision of is that true or a hoax. Why I am unable to decide is no one knows whats going to happen the next second.

Lets wait some more time to check if this is true. Any answers tested positive or negative would be posted in my blog.

Thanks,

Yuvaraj
Posted by Yuvaraj  in  India  on  Wed Nov 29, 2006  at  06:43 AM
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