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If I could find a copy of NeXT's operating system, NeXTStep, would it be possible to run it in something like Parallels on a Mac? This Wikipedia page says that it ran on Intex x86.

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+1 for "cool", "obscure" and "me too!" factors. – Doc Jul 6 '11 at 22:58
To do this, I'd actually look in to how to run OpenDarwin, which I believe was stabbed in the face while taking a late night walk in a bad part of Steve Jobs' whims. – Doc Jul 6 '11 at 23:00
Google… – Moab Jul 7 '11 at 0:19
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Looks like you should be able to get it to run on VMware Fusion

Proof it can be done:

Sources to get it to work:

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