Mac Emulator?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by trey5498, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. trey5498 macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2008
    Does anyone happen to know of a decent and working Mac Emulator that will run on windows vista? I do not have a Mac at home and I want to be able to test my programs at home as well as work.
  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

    Super Macho Man

    Jul 24, 2006
    Hollywood, CA
  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2007
    that would be illegal because Mac OSX can only run on Apple Hardware
  4. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    If you are doing work stuff at home, then ask your work to get you a Mac Mini, or just VNC into your work Mac.
  6. sord macrumors 6502

    Jun 16, 2004
    PearPC is a PowerPC emulator that works for Mac OS X, Linux, etc. It's a little out of date, last version was December of 2005, but works none the less (

    I'm not sure if VMWare, Virtual PC, or qemu support EFI, if they don't then the only way you can emulate Intel Mac OS X is "hackintosh"

    It should be noted though that it is not legal to A) use OS X without a license, and B) use OS X on non-Apple hardware
  7. trey5498 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 16, 2008
    I have the license for it, however I did not know it was illegal to use with the hardware, figured as long as I wasn't trying to make money off it, I could install the purchased software that I bought anywhere I wanted.
  8. Chris Corbyn macrumors newbie

    Chris Corbyn

    Jun 28, 2008
    Melbourne, Australia
    Don't try running PearPC these days.... it would be a complete waste of resources. PPC is very different from an intel architecture and emulating it is slow. VMWare can load hacked versions of intel OS X as a virtual machine. You can even use these same virtual machine images to create a dual boot on your PC between OS X and windows. As someone already said, Hackintosh ;)

    Seriously though, get a mac mini. They're cheap and they're actually pretty decent little boxes if you've never owned a mac before. Pretty sure apple created the mac mini to encourage windows users into the apple market.
  9. MrRage macrumors member

    Jun 14, 2008
    VNC is going to be your best bet it looks like.

    Just a side note but work can legally say they own what ever it is your working on because it is being done on a work computer during work time. So if it anything you really don't want taken away from you, leave it at home.

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