mac OS on a PC ?

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Shep49

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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..
 

yippy

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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
 

emptyCup

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

RacerX

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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.

iBookG4user said:
You have to be an Apple developer otherwise it's illegal.
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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