osx on my pc??

MACH3

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May 1, 2005
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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
LATER
 

andrewfee

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Aug 29, 2004
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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.
 

MACH3

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May 1, 2005
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lol

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
 

rmhop81

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Apr 4, 2005
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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.
 

revenuee

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Sep 13, 2003
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andrewfee said:
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.

REALLY? tell me more
 

Eniregnat

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Jan 22, 2003
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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.
or,
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.
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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Eniregnat said:
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).
Tell us more! Or give a link!

What is this technology thing you speak of?
 

revenuee

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Sep 13, 2003
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yellow said:
12" iBook isn't tiny enough?
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
 

cgratti

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Dec 28, 2004
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MACH3 said:
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
LATER
Theres is only one way to run OS X on your laptop....

Buy a iBook or Powerbook..

You wont regret it.....
 

Mechcozmo

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Jul 17, 2004
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revenuee said:
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
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
 

revenuee

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Sep 13, 2003
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Mechcozmo said:
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

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 ...
 

Sun Baked

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May 19, 2002
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If you think the iBook 12 is way too big, you must have been using you PocketPC Magazine to roll you dope again.
 

dotdotdot

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Jan 23, 2005
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The emulation is not illegal?

Thats why PearPC still exists AND just won a lawsuit...
 

MACH3

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May 1, 2005
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hmm

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
 

Sun Baked

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

gekko513

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Oct 16, 2003
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dotdotdot said:
The emulation is not illegal?

Thats why PearPC still exists AND just won a lawsuit...
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.
 

CanadaRAM

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MACH3 said:
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
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
 

PCMacUser

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gekko513 said:
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.
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...