The concept I have in mind is one of a power trip.. I imagine having a cheap Macintosh solution that's running a distro of Linux that's able to launch any application made for that platform (via Linux installation <http://www.yellowdoglinux.com > or Sheepshaver <http://www.sheepshaver.com >)..
Now imagine that you actually use an Athlon or other x86 workstation with the specs stacked.. 800MHz CPU, 256MB RAM, 30GB HDD.. And you decide that you want to run some dinky application that was made only for Machintosh.. Well, you just happened to have a little wonder hooked up to your LAN.. You're already in Linux on your hot x86 workstation and you launch a remote X-Window or VNC session to the Mac-clone.. In this window you can do anything on the Macintosh platform--MacOS or Linux. Now, imagine if you will, that you're a programmer.. And you want to be able to program BeOS applications for x86 _and_ PPC.. What a solution this would be.. Same scenario, but wonderfully more productive results..
If I had a source for a cheap, old Mac that was System 8 or 9-capable, I might go with that, but since I don't I wonder if this sub-$100 solution might be viable.
Anyone else have opinions?
Anyone else have Mac-LAN-Linux solutions?