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Mac OSX x86

By hynesy ยท 56 replies
Oct 21, 2007
  1. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    Well, no, because this thread is about Mac OSX x86 which would be using it on a PC. No need to go on and on about the greatness of Mac hardware. That's the part about going off on a tangent.

    FYI, your word usage of "been off tangent" is not proper. That would mean is "off off topic". A tangent is where something diverts from it's main course or in this case topic.

    Here you can see proper word usage in a sentence: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/tangent

    Just to let you know as we don't want any misinformation here. :p
  2. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 10,432   +801

    nit - nit - nit. Of course you're correct.

    the platform is so unique and as this site is so biased to PCs, personally, the more
    info re Macs at all adds to the body of information available.

    One of the nice parts of Techspot.com is the gentle, non-aggressive attitude of the members.
    Let's not turn it into another Geek-I-Am-King-of-the-hill site please :(

    You will also see posts from around the world that were obviously made by non-native english speaking persons --
    let's be forgiving and seek to solve issues, not grammar :)
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Considering your very first post in this thread was about how outrageously expensive Apple hardware is, followed by a string of replies (posted by yourself) which include criticisms of the Apple ad campaign and their decisions, you'll have to blame yourself too. In fact, the OTHER off-topic replies in this thread are a direct result of your own off-topic replies. This thread was on-topic before you came here. So, I consider your argument invalidated by your very own hypocrisy.

    FYI, picking on grammatical errors is something that people do when they have nothing worth arguing, but still want to make some cheap shots. It's a desperate attempt and thus far, truly the pinnacle of anything considered "off-topic discussion" in this thread. It should have been "off on a tangent" - My apologies for the mistake. I won't bother pointing out your mistakes... :)
  4. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    I see your points but my whole thing from the start has been about getting Mac OSX onto a PC, which is the subject of this thread last time I checked. Then people started chiming in with their personal opinions and that really had nothing to do with this thread at all...
  5. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,729   +409

    The thread was about getting OS X onto a PC, you are right about that. But it wasn't about convincing Apple to officially allow it. The thread was on unstable ground initially because not a whole lot of talking about putting it on a PC is going to not be in violation of our posting guidelines. I'm not even sure if we would allow public discussion on how to install it or how to troubleshoot installation problems.

    So I'm not really sure that you can even get too far off topic on this since the on topic stuff would likely end up deleted.

    I can't see any reason for Apple to officially support their OS on regular PC hardware for the reasons Rick and Didou described earlier.
  6. (Silent)Assasin

    (Silent)Assasin TS Rookie Posts: 19

    I' mactually installing mac osx on my pc ight now, nothing beats four hdd's, ha ha
    i jsut got a pci raid card so now I've got the possibility for five totaly hdd's, the two ide, two sata on the raid and my external. I'm just having a problem getting mac to install, I'm on try number two, for some reason it doesn't seem to want to install correctly.
  7. jonmcc33

    jonmcc33 TS Rookie Posts: 60

    You might want to try a little more simple of a setup there.
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