Mac for Vista?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LaxChris, Dec 21, 2008.

  1. LaxChris macrumors newbie

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    I REALLY want to turn my Vista into a Mac.. Is it possible? NO, I'm not getting a Mac. For now. Because I want to turn my Vista into a Mac until I get my very first iMac. I would get one sooner if they lowered the price. >.> But is there anyway to turn my Vista into a Mac?

    Thanks. :D
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What makes a Mac is the Mac OS X. You can't install that on a Windows PC. If you want a Mac, buy a Mac.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Sell your PC, wait until January 6th, buy a Mac Mini.
     
  4. LaxChris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And go 16 days without a computer? No no no no.
     
  5. TheMacGuru macrumors newbie

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    You can install MAC OSX on a PC but you must have the correct components. If you build your own you can install both operating systems and become a GOD. LOL There are many ways to build your very own MAC PRO for about $1,000. Up to 2.8ghz and quad core. You can then install Vista. It's tricky but can be done and saves you thousands. I have friends who've done it. If you'd like the link let me know.
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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  7. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Download Ubuntu Gnu/Linux. It is free and almost every piece of software for it is free. It may take a little setting up to work perfectly but once you get to know how to configure it, you can make it look almost exactly like Mac OS X. Ubuntu is also a Unix based OS so much of the system operates in a similar manner. Because of this, you can be better prepared for your switch to a Mac as you will be learning much about it while using Ubuntu and saving up for your iMac.
     
  8. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you can't. To do so is a copyright violation and suggesting such is a violation of Forum Rules.
     
  9. jonjamesm macrumors regular

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    I guess you could just theme your pc to the max!

    http://www.vistaosx.net/

    I just killed my xp pc by theming though. watch out especially if your on service pack 2 of xp
     
  10. aaquib macrumors 65816

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    You "can" install Mac OS X on your PC, but it violates Apple's EULA.

    Visit http://insanelymac.com more help + info. (If I am not allowed to link to that here, by all means, remove it.)
     
  11. LaxChris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    What's so special about the 6th?

    Also, I'm probably not going to get one anyway because I just go a computer like 7 months ago. So if you can come up with some good reason to convince my parents that would be nice.
     
  12. kolax macrumors G3

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    Apple's MacWorld San Francisco keynote speech - and Apple will be releasing a new Mac Mini and iMac (updated models).

    The Merged Hackintosh Thread.
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    The very last keynote at the very last MacWorld San Francisco.

    iMac, Mac Mini, and Apple TV updates are expected.
     
  14. LaxChris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will the Mac Mini be better? I mean. I want a GOOD Mac at least. Seriously, if it isn't like 2 to 3 GB and a lot of RAM.. I'm getting an iMac
     
  15. The General macrumors 601

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    You do not have "a Vista" ... you have a PC that is running Windows Vista, an operating system. You want to turn your PC into a Mac by putting Mac OS X, an operating system, on your PC.
     
  16. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    2GB won't be standard. You don't need 2GB to run Leopard well.

    Your "and a lot of RAM" addition leads me to believe that you have no idea what you need in a computer and that whatever Mac Mini updates there are, you'll be fine.
     
  17. LaxChris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Will the Mac Mini be able to run games like: Portal, Counter Strike, Team Fortress.. etc?
     
  18. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Unless Apple is full of complete imbeciles, they'll put the 9400M in the Mac Mini, so whatever the MacBook can play, the Mac Mini will play.
     
  19. LaxChris thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Can a MacBook run games like: Portal, Counter Strike, Team Fortress.. etc?
     
  20. munkery macrumors 68020

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    I have run CS 1.6 and CS:S on my older macbook with a GMA 950. Also ran WoW. But I would definitely wait for the 9400M it would definitely run those games and very well.

    If you like those games check out Urban Terror, it has versions for Windows, Mac, & Linux. It is completely free (as in no piracy needed).
     
  21. The General macrumors 601

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    Yes. They run great. Anything that uses the source engine can pretty much be maxed out on the new MacBooks at native resolution. And if they put the 9600GT in the new Mac Minis, you can play Crysis and pretty much anything you want.
     
  22. kolax macrumors G3

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    No chance they'd put the 9600GT in the Mac Mini.
     
  23. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Bingo. 9400M at best.
     
  24. applequicktips macrumors newbie

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    Exactly. If you want Windows PC on a Mac its okay though.
     
  25. ZiggyPastorius macrumors 68040

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    Mhm...Good luck with that when the processor by itself is almost $1000.
     

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