which MAC can I install on my 1GHz Intel Pentium?

By warsi ยท 6 replies
Dec 27, 2006
  1. HI!
    Can I install any Mac on my 1GHz Intel with 80GB HDD and 256MB RAM?
    and from where can I have?
    and can I install and run with XP?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    I think you can set up a Mac on any strong and level surface.. :)

    Or do you mean installing Mac OS on your PC? No, that doesn't work. You need a very special (hacked, illegal) version of Mac OS X and a PC with rather specific components.
  3. onesmartidiot

    onesmartidiot TS Enthusiast Posts: 95

    what is soo different between mac and windows that make them proprietry?
    linux can run on both so somthing must be similar... right? lol
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    The Macintosh OS is only developed by the short list of Apple approved hardware, so there isn't support for any motherboards not made by Apple. Also until recently the Macintosh OS was developed for PPC based processors (RISC), not the x86 based ones (CISC) PCs ran on.
  5. onesmartidiot

    onesmartidiot TS Enthusiast Posts: 95

    oh, i wasnt aware that the motorola "g" chips were different. i always thought the "g" chips to intel were like amd chips to intel.
  6. warsi

    warsi TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yes I mean to say that I have Interl(R) 1GHz with 256MB RAM and 80GB Hard Disk...
    Can I Install MAC OS on my PC with dual boot (I have XP build 2600 SP2 )...
    Please Help me regarding this...
    and what are the special components I need...
  7. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    As already said, you can't do that.

    Unless you buy a new (specific models) motherboard and obtain the developer version of Mac OS X for Intel processors. Please google..
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