osx on my pc??

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MACH3, May 2, 2005.

  1. MACH3 macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005
    hey guys i was thinking about buying this new type of laptop
    its really small and all but its a pc
    and i wanna put osx on it
    i hate windows
    i know that running both wont b any good because it only has 256 memory
    and 1ghz

    so i wanted 2 know if there was a way 2 run osx from boot and take windows off
    any help is help
    thanks for reading guys
  2. andrewfee macrumors 6502

    Aug 29, 2004
    Nope, that's why Apple makes computers. ;)

    You can emulate it, but I believe it's illegal, as it's a breach of the EULA, and I'm told performance is awful.
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    To quote vniow: No.

    Won't work, can't happen. End of story.
  4. Daveway macrumors 68040


    Jul 10, 2004
    New Orleans / Lafayette, La
    I do believe this is the rock bottom of the "Mac basics" forum. ;)
  5. jamesW135 macrumors 6502a


    Apr 30, 2005

    I have a better Idea BUY A MAC really just get an iBook or powerbook!? ;)
  6. MACH3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005

    i just got G5 and i love it
    i also have a powerbook G4
    i have had it for about 2 years

    but its kind of big and i just want something smaller
    im about 2 sell my g4 now cuz i have the g5

    anyway thanks for replying
    it was worth a shot i guess
    i'll wait till apple drops something tiny then lol
  7. rmhop81 macrumors 68020


    Apr 4, 2005
    Dallas, TX
    just have xp on it, the use object dock and a windows theme and skin it so it looks exactly like os x you won't even be able to tell the difference. using pear pc to have os x on your machine will be super slow just like how xp is on os x....not worth it. you will have a headache just trying to use it for basic stuff.
  8. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer

    REALLY? tell me more
  9. Eniregnat macrumors 68000


    Jan 22, 2003
    In your head.
    Comedy (Not poking fun at you, just having some fun):
    It's easy, just get a Sharpie and scrawl OSX on it.
    Place Tiger install DVD on top of the machine.
    Comedy aside.

    When you need an Apple with the Mac OS, you will try to get one. I am going to steer you away from a Mac and OSX. Look, first ask yourself what you want to do and what you require from an OS and hardware. Are you a gamer? Do you not want a dedicated game system? You will not be happy with Mac.

    Everything that I want to do on a PC I can do on a Mac, and I think I can do it better with OSX. OSX is vary stable, and quick frankly, I like the interface. It's speedy, and so is Windows, but the integrated Hardware and OS just make the whole thing run better.

    Rather than be disappointed, tell us what you want. The Dali Lama has said that people don't have to convert to Buddhism to be enlightened, even to transcend this existence. The same is true of computing. One does not have to be a Mac user to have her/his needs met.

    It looks like your decision is going to be hardware dependent. You have found a cool laptop, and it’s not OSX compatible.

    I use both WinTel machines and Macs. When I travel, I don’t use either. I use an x86 based portable computer that uses a proprietary OS, but it runs for days on AAs and is really durable. It also is under 300 bucks! Great for the jungles of Cambodia or the deserts of Mongolia (next years journey I hope). I can’t afford to replace my PB, so it stays state side and at sea level. In short, think about what you want and then match it to your means.

    Good luck, and post what you need from a computer system.
  10. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    Tell us more! Or give a link!

    What is this technology thing you speak of?
  11. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    been thinking the same thing myself
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus


    Oct 21, 2003
    Portland, OR
    12" iBook isn't tiny enough?
  13. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer
    actually i saw a really sweet panasonic laptop about a year ago ... TINY -- though i think it was like 1.6 mhz, very limited expandability, ect ... it was cool though ... i would probably of gotten it to run the occasional .exe file ... if i had money to blow that is
  14. cgratti macrumors 6502a


    Dec 28, 2004
    Central Pennsylvania, USA
    Theres is only one way to run OS X on your laptop....

    Buy a iBook or Powerbook..

    You wont regret it.....
  15. Mechcozmo macrumors 603


    Jul 17, 2004
    My Mac Plus has an 8 MHz processor and 1 MB of RAM! Its over 20 years old and it blows that thing away! :p
  16. revenuee macrumors 68020


    Sep 13, 2003
    A place where i am supreme emporer

    probably ... but it was gorgeous ... it was on a website that sold very trendy furnishing accessories ... apple computers were on the website as well

    i just LOVED the way that little panasonic looked ...
  17. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    If you think the iBook 12 is way too big, you must have been using you PocketPC Magazine to roll you dope again. [​IMG]
  18. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

    Jan 23, 2005
    The emulation is not illegal?

    Thats why PearPC still exists AND just won a lawsuit...
  19. MACH3 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 1, 2005

    u guys dont understand like i said
    i have a G4 AND I powerbook and i just got a G5
    i wanted something small like super small
    something like a flipstart or a oqo
    alot of money i know
    but with that aside i just dont like windows....at all lol
    but i do like these
    handtops? i think thats what they r calling them
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    A little KY jelly and long slow easy strokes will probably bring you more pleasure than trying to emulate OS X on a PocketPC. ;)
  21. 840quadra Moderator


    Staff Member

    Feb 1, 2005
    Twin Cities Minnesota
    Some images are best kept in YOUR head !! :eek:
  22. gekko513 macrumors 603


    Oct 16, 2003
    PearPC doesn't supply Mac OS X, unless I understand it right. It's you, the licensee of Mac OS X, that will brake the user agreement of the Mac OS X license by running it on non-apple hardware. The Mac OS X license explicitly states that it only grants you the right to run it on Apple's hardware, or so I've been told.
  23. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    I think we're talking about a Crusoe- or XScale based palm sized machine or a little larger, running Linux. I have been searching for an article I remember reading, perhaps it was the Chinese Gov't that was sponsoring development. The idea wasn't a full computer, but a battery-operable Internet terminal for supercheap.

    The Sharp Zaurus SLC3000 is close http://www.bargainpda.com/mobile/default.aspx?newsID=2379
  24. PCMacUser macrumors 68000


    Jan 13, 2005
    Yep that's how I understand the rules to be too.

    Although I don't run PearPC anymore since buying a Powerbook on Monday. But I'm not sure if I'm going to keep it, as I'm really not convinced Tiger is all it's cracked up to be...

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