Run mac os on a pc computer

By maxglover1989
Mar 18, 2008
  1. hiya,
    could anyone help me? I have a comp that i built myself and i would like to test mac os before i buy an apple laptop in september. is there a program that lets me run mac os on a pc aswell as running windows xp pro?

    thank you
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    two choices: Bootcamp and Parallels Desktop.

    Bootcamp allows DUAL boot; you run one or the other at boot time.

    Parallels allows both to run; Windows is run in a Virtual Machine on Mac OS X 10.4 or better.

    You need to purchase Parallels AND Windows to install on it.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

  4. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 8,945   +584

    oops! insufficient coffee this morning ;)
  5. Jayb118

    Jayb118 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Unfortunatly i dont think there is any way to run mac on windows :( Lol i would have never spent all the money i did on a macbook pro if you could XD

    Lol i would love to see pc's running OSX, it would force apple to lower their prices because anyone wanting to run OSX would just buy a pc and then get hold of OSX and not pay the stupid money for a mac XD
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    You can do it Jayb118, but its not as elegant as on a Mac in several ways, and I think updates still break it. We have a thread on it here: Mac OS x86
  7. Jayb118

    Jayb118 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    Oh right, i didn't know that XD Thanks for telling me :D I still would love to see the day that OSX is legally available to run on a pc, like bootcamp is with windows.
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