Mac OS/X on Samsung tablet?

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  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2. The screen and the S pen are excellent. It would be perfect if the device could run Mac OS/X.

    I read that both Android and Mac OS are based on linux. Is it possible to install Mac OS/X on the Note PRO 12.2? Any success?
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Not even close...
    Android is built on a Linux kernel, but Mac OS X is built on Unix core.
     
  3. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Even if they were, they are built for different platforms (the Galaxy is ARM). All current versions of OSX are designed for the x86 architecture. It won’t work.
     
  4. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. Galaxy has a gimped Exynos ARM processor and Macs use an Intel x86 based architecture processor.
     
  5. roadbloc macrumors G3

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  6. Sven11 macrumors 6502a

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    Install TeamViewer on your Mac and tablet. You'll be able to mirror the desktop of your Mac to your tablet.
     
  7. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. Maybe not as fast as running locally.
     
  8. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Over a solid network, TeamViewer is surprisingly good!
     
  9. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    By solid network, do you mean connecting the Galaxy Note PRO to the network via ethernet?
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I don't know what networking hardware the tablets of today have. I do know that TeamViewer works surprisingly well on a Gigabit Ethernet network.
     
  11. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Does it feel as if you were using an actual reasonably modern Mac?
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Obviously nothing beats running a local machine.
     

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