Mac OS X on a PC?

By IBN
Jun 27, 2006
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  1. Is there a version of Mac OS X that can run on a PC? Is there anyone here with experience of it?
  2. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    Nope, and chances there never will be. At a recent press conference, Steve Jobs (Apple CEO) said that he wanted to make it clear that " Mac OS X will never be allowed to run on a machine besides a Mac" So unless they create bootcamp for a PC dont count on it.

    if you want OS X so bad, log onto ebay, buy an inexpensive imac or something like that, then also look for a version of OS X 10.4, and then load it. chances are very good that you could get both for like $100.00

    .....AMD
  3. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 625

    Crumbs....
    Are there any Mac OSs that can run on a PC?
  4. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    not that i know of currently. you might be able to do a google search and find one, but i wouldnt reccomend it, b/c if you just find a random piece of software out there, who knows what kind of damage it could to to your computer. just to let you know, that like with Apples Bootcamp, it COMPLETLEY reformats the HD so your original machine could be gone forever. Also taken from the comment that Mr Jobs made, it could possibly be illegal.

    do whatever you want but you've been warned
  5. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 625

    Thanx for the info. Looks like Windows will be with us for a long time........
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +214

    Here you go buddy: http://osx86project.org/

    Please direct any further questions on this topic to them, techspot doesn't want any part of that scene.
  7. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 625

    Thanx for the link.
  8. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Posts: 229

    wait, what? TS doesn't want any part of that scene??
  9. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,250   +214

    Well its not exactly legal, so yes, we don't want to discuss this. If you think strongly otherwise take it up with Julio, if he posts here or other wise tells me its ok, then I'll gladly allow discussion and likely participate.

    Edit: I also think there are not many (likely none) techspotters that have any serious knowledge in running OSX on a PC, so one would be better off directing questions to those OSX86 guys anyway.
  10. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    Yes, i thought that it would be illegal taken from the comment that Steve Jobs made at the press conference
  11. IBN

    IBN TechSpot Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 625

  12. AMDIsTheBest010

    AMDIsTheBest010 Newcomer, in training Posts: 546

    Yes, but this article was published back in November of 2005, in a pc magazine, they tried out what they mentioned here, and dont get me wrong, they reported that it worked. But, they said it wouldnt run Mac Aqua effects, and they graphics were terrible b/c they messed up the GPU drivers when installing OS X, and they said all and all, it took HOURS to even get it up and running w/o crashing every 5 sec. I will say it again.

    Go ahead, but you've been warned

    and as SNGX1275 said, it IS illegal

    ....AMD
  13. whtddusy516

    whtddusy516 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 201

    The closest youll get to Mac emulation on a PC is OS 8 and below i belive, i think you can even get them straight of apples website, but there so outdated it wouldnt matter.

    Have you thought about investing in an Intel Mac? you'd have a better chance with that
     
  14. taylub

    taylub TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 141

    why dont you just get a mac that runs windows :p
  15. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,197   +228

    Or better yet - an intel mac and dual boot
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