can mac os rumn on pc hardware

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  1. GATMAN macrumors newbie

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    hello
    i am a pc user, software developer, i want to test some programs on a mac os, i know very little about macs,
    i purchased a external usb hard drive that says it is mac os compatible,
    can i install a mac os on it and use it through my pc hardware ?

    or does the mac os need the mac hardware ?


    thanks for any replies
     
  2. zakatov macrumors 6502a

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  3. Duff-Man macrumors 68030

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    Duff-Man says....short answer, no....oh yeah!
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    You need a Macintosh. There are some Mac emulators out there, but none of them are very good.

    Apple's switching to Intel CPUs over the next 18 months or so, but, even then, you'll need a Mac to run OS X.
     
  5. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    There is stuff like PearPC, a painfully slow PPC emulator.

    Side note: Just think that in about two years, we won't need PPC emulators... no more PPC!
     
  6. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    You'll still need something that emulates the rest of the Mac hardware though.

    And don't be surprised If Apple makes it that much harder to do in the coming future.
     
  7. Plymouthbreezer macrumors 601

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    Not true - the PPC isn't dead.
     
  8. wdlove macrumors P6

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    In what context do you mean. In two year Apple will no longer be putting the PPC in a Mac, at least that is my understanding. The PPC will still live with IBM though.
     
  9. chibianh macrumors 6502a

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    But Apple will still support it.... i hope.
     

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