Stupid question?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by bc008, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    ok.. now that macs use intel and all, you can install windows on it.

    why cant you install OSX on a windows machine?
     
  2. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    You can with some know how. It is against the Mac OS X License agreement however.
     
  3. bc008 thread starter macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    ahh ok.
    just wondering, you hear about basically "downgrading" by putting windows on a mac, but never doing the ultimate upgrade to a pc ;)
     
  4. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    Yeah, there's been a hot debate over this for a while. Basically, Apple would lose money if they allowed OS X on PC's, because then less people would buy Macs.
     
  5. jaydub macrumors 6502a

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    Some have done the OSx86 installation with varied levels of success. I tried it last year sometime, and it ran fine, but I had problems with sound card drivers and everything sorta dragged because my processor wasn't SSE3 enabled.

    It was a fun project, but I don't think the computer was nearly reliable enough to use daily. I reverted back to windows on that machine.
     
  6. Veritas&Equitas macrumors 68000

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    Exactly. Microsoft is a software company. Apple is a hardware company, they make money through selling a great user experience on their OS, which makes people buy their machines.
     

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