Just read an interesting article:
"A Hawaiian company specializing in streaming video claims to have developed a $50 software emulator that allows a Windows PC to run Apple Computer's Mac OS X.
Maui X-Stream on Tuesday announced CherryOS, a virtual PC that mimics the hardware of a G4 Mac. The company said it is already working on a stand-alone version that cuts out Windows XP. A stand-alone version of CherryOS would allow OS X to run on a cheap commodity PC without the added expense of Microsoft's operating system -- provided the emulator works and Apple's lawyers ever allow it to see the light of day.
Available as a 7-MB download, the CherryOS software emulates a G4 processor and includes the chip's multimedia-boosting Velocity Engine, formerly known as AltiVec. It also features support for USB, FireWire and ethernet. It automatically detects hardware and network connections, the company said."
sounds interesting if it works. I would try it out. If they can eliminate the MSFT OS it would definately make things interesting. 20% loss is not too too bad, considering you could throw that thing on a pretty beastly machine.