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Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 0sync0, Feb 23, 2008.
Why is it possible to virtualize a PC and run Windows but you can't virtualize a Mac and run OS X?
Maybe because you're already running OS X ?
I don't think that is the reason.
because its not licensed to be able to run on anything other than apple hardware
that's a bummer
A project exists to run Mac OS X on a regular PC.
That's also illegal.
If you own a copy I can't see why it should be illegal. It's breaking the EULA, but that doesn't make it illegal.
There are many reason's it's illegal.
Copyright infringement for one.
There are others.
Couldn't they change their licensing terms to allow OS X to run on virtual machines that run on apple hardware and still protect themselves?
Why would they?
You make more money selling hardware than licensing specs.
Why would a person want to run a virtual O/S on hardware that runs it natively ?
I would guess that if you want to run 10.5, but you want other versions for testing purposes. Just a guess.
With a clearer idea of what the topic starter wants to do, the OS X on x86 project is no longer relevant, but here is a link to their legal FAQ. Decide for yourself wether you agree with them, I was just stating that a project does exists.
I got the impression somewhere that Apple was big on empowering computer users.
Most people wouldn't. But there are lots of reasons. Enough reasons that VMware has a market capitalization of about 20 billion dollars.
Didn't VMWare just show of software at MacWorld to allow you to Virtualize a Mac on a Mac? There was all this concern that it would allow Virtualization of OS X on a PC, but they guaranteed the author that to stay in Apple's good graces, that the OS X Virtualization code would not even be included in the PC version.
That was OSX Server in OSX regular. It surely can be done, but it may be a while until its allowed.
Clearly you haven't used Leopard yet.
I just did a search and can't find anything to that effect.
My first Mac is on the way and I am somewhat apprehensive about the Leopard stories I've read. But I also read a ton of horror stories about Vista and that works fine for me.
A developer might also need to test that an app still runs on 10.2.8 because enough users request it. It's hard to imagine a developer running anything earlier than Tiger, but relying on the SDKs isn't enough.
Waaaay less problems with Leopard than Vista, the poster was referring to the lack of customisability on OSX.
Reading forums is sure way to put you off any OS people post problems and its
a tiny minority,people dont come on here to post "ooh im so happy with my Mac/leopard'' and that must be god knows how many people