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Windows on Mac, Mac OS not on PC?

By cfitzarl
Feb 17, 2007
  1. I still, to this day, wonder how PC users can't use the Mac OS; especially since Apple is now using Intel Chips for pretty much (if not) all of their products. How can you put an X86-Compatible OS on a Mac, yet you can't put a ### (whatever mac is ;) ) on a pc?
     
  2. maniacgeorge

    maniacgeorge TS Rookie Posts: 34

    i think you can-if you know how...
     
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    There's more to a computer than a handful of chips..
     
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,652   +323

    Apple makes their money selling their computers not their OS (not counting iPods). So that is a big reason they don't allow it to run on regular boxes that lots of people have Windows on. There also is no protection on the OS no 'activation' or serial number...
     
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  5. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 9,431

    Also, it would be an impossible task to make OS X run with Apple reliability on all (or even most of) the PC hardware out there.
     
  6. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,520   +9

    Okay, thank you :wave: ! I think I stand for a lot of people (I know) when I say that I was confused :suspiciou !
     
  7. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,305   +52 Staff Member

    Mac Hacks Allow OS X on PCs
    http://www.wired.com/news/mac/0,2125,68501,00.html

    Of course, such a thing is certainly against Apple's wishes and probably protected against in the EULA, which makes this 'underground' stuff. ;)
     
  8. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,356   +283

    And if after all of this it still isn't clear enough - the reason a lot of people can't/don't do it is because your buddies at Apple don't want it to happen.
     
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