Mac Emulator?

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

  1. trey5498 macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    that would be illegal because Mac OSX can only run on Apple Hardware
     
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    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

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    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 It's a little out of date, last version was December of 2005, but works none the less (http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/).

    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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