mac OS on a PC ?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shep49, Sep 2, 2006.

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  1. Shep49 macrumors newbie

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    Hi This is prob a strange question but since I know Nadda about Macs I will ask anyway. I was wondering if it is possible to use a MAC O.S. On a separate HD in a PC. I have a custom built PC with 2 Hard drives. I use XP on one and Linux 2006 on the other. I was thinking of replacing The Linux OS with the Mac OS. Can this be done? and will it run smoothly? I wish to purchase a Mac Laptop but with 2 children in University Dad has to wait!..Thanks for your time..
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    You have to be an Apple developer otherwise it's illegal.
     
  3. yippy macrumors 68020

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    If you search there are tons of threads on this.

    Yes it is possible, however it is not:

    1) Legal
    2) Easy
    3) Very usable
    4) Current, meaning the release you can get to work is a few points behind where Mac OS X is
     
  4. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    It is not a strange question, it gets asked a lot. For technical and business reasons, it can not.
     
  5. RacerX macrumors 65832

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    There are ways it can be done... but not legally.

    I would suggest sticking with Linux on that system.

    As for getting a Mac laptop, if you are under budget restrictions, buy a used system. I found a number of nice Mac laptops for clients for under $200 that run Mac OS X. The idea of buying a new Mac (specially to learn if Mac OS X is the right environment for you) would seem to be an odd route to take. It is much safer to buy used system, try it out, and then decide if a newer, faster, system is worth the investment on your part.

    Actually, it is illegal even if you are a developer. Developer releases of Mac OS X for Intel are restricted to Apple hardware just as much as any other releases.

    Just FYI.
     
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