if i build it will they be pissed?

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by cbrum, Oct 19, 2006.

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  1. cbrum macrumors newbie

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    with the transition over to intel, what is to stop me from building my own mac? the major problem i am having is learning how a mac does a "POST":confused: drivers are obviously different but what else can stop me?
     
  2. Osarkon macrumors 68020

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    Don't apple tie their operating system to the hardware via a chip? I'm sure I read that somewhere, and that's why you can't build your own mac. Don't you think if it could be done people would have already? I know there are ways of getting OS X to run on PCs, but it's illegal and doesn't run that well from what I've heard
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    well its illegal, and has been discussed at length in various threads here on MacRumors. even if you were able to get OS X installed on generic hardware, its unlikely that you'll achieve any stability at all.
     
  4. cbrum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    at this point i'm sure apple knows that their are people like me out there that want to try this. i guess i need to do more research to find out why its illegal. what gets me is that i could build a macpro for about $1600 (3Ghz) or buy it for $3200. i just spent $2500 on a macbook pro and had to send it off because it was making a bad ticking noise. mostly i want the ability to work on my own computer other than sending it out for 2 weeks, spending 50% less is also nice.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    It doesn't really matter why it's illegal...it just is.

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  6. yg17 macrumors G5

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    Because Apple says it is in the license agreement. If Apple said you can't use your Mac on Mondays, and on the other days, in order to use the Mac, you must be wearing a red shirt and no pants, then not doing so would be illegal.
     
  7. cbrum thread starter macrumors newbie

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    guess i should read those things huh? thanks "wildcowboy"
     
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