Can I run OS X on my unused Windows box

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by paulbaker, Nov 25, 2007.

  1. paulbaker macrumors regular

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    I have a 3.2 gig machine that I have not used in a while and is taking up space in my closet...

    Can I run OS X on it somehow???

    I suspect the answer is no, but I am no expert.
     
  2. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

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    Touchy subject. Short answer: Not unless you like breaking the EULA of OS X.
     
  3. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    not legally. OS X is licensed only for Apple branded computers
     
  4. psychofreak Retired

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    I recommend running Ubuntu if you don't like Windows...it can be great if you put the effort in :)
     
  5. Gokhan macrumors 6502a

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  6. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Worth a shot to check out, as long as you don't pirate the OS.

    Some of the Hackintosh sites list the motherboards/chipsets best suited to this task.

    You will break the EULA, but so what ... they don't go after individuals, only after businesses and anyone trying to sell a machine with the Mac OS pre-loaded.
     
  7. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Does it really matter if he pirates the OS at this point. You are recommending him to break the EULA as it is.
     
  8. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    One is a criminal act (sort of, all depends on where you are in the chain), the other a civil matter between you and Apple.
     
  9. TimJim macrumors 6502a

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