I was just wondering if I went and got a MAC os X disk it I could uninstall windows and use it instead?
I have been wondering this.......and plus i'd like to see how MAC's are
Currently, you can't legally get a copy of MacOS X to run on a PC. There are apparently some hacked versions floating around on the web that you could use, but this is highly illegal.
Possibly in the not-too distant future (like after Jan 10th) there will be a version that will run since Mac have moved to Intel Chip architecture and the software might work, but whether Apple sell the software to non-apple hardware owners is still an unanswered question.
actually if you partition your drive right you can run it in a dual boot that ive seen but its very buggy at the moment and the linux style is very slow that ive seen. but apple is talking about making a migration os that will overlap from mac to pc and vice versa. if they actually do release this though i could see it devastating windows os dramatically.
Info is scattered all over so I compiled a list of working components that work in native mode (no Pear, or VMware).
Tested this it think there is more.
Fully working hardware list.
AMD 64 (venice)
Intel Prescot P4
Intel Celeron D
*SSE2 processors are not listed due to limited operation (certain apps will not work).
Nvidia Nforce 4 Ultra
C-Media USB Audio (no additional drivers required).
Intel ICH6R (ATA only, no raid)
Realtek ALC850 (nForce Audio)(requires kext plist file edit)
Sigmatel C-Major Audio (Dell 700m, copy over AppleAC97 kext from Darwin)
Sonica Theater (USB)
3Com 3c900 (10mbit only)
Broadcom BCM5705M (NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet)
Broadcom 440x 10/100
SMC-1211TX (Recognized as RTL8139 [Realtek]
Surecom EP-320X-R 100/10/M
Pioneer DVD A07 Writer
LiteOn LTR-52327-S is recognized as burner
FireWire or 1394
Audigy Sound Card firewire
SIIG 3-port PCI card (Texas Instruments TSB12LV23)
VIA 6306 chipset (found on some Nforce boards)
IOGear USB BlueTooth dongle
MSI pc2pc Bluetooth Dongle
Most compatible motherboards
Will be updated on occasion
Audio, video,and chipset (no definate networking, but easy to fix with a cheap card)
No video (or definate networking)
AMD will be added later. Basically, it takes an expensive board and processor.
The cheap setup is Celeron D with a budget board, together, they can be had for about $110. The cheapest board does not show up in the search (as well as a few others, not sure why, I need to look into it). This BIOSTAR U8668 D, and the cheapest Celeron D processor you can find is the cheapest.
Complete desktop system (almost perfect…)
DELL DIMENSION 4600
Yes it is illegal to install osx on a pc but :
1: There no cd key for the mac osx
2: You can always get a legal copy from an apple store
3: No where in the net or the apple developer site that say you are not to install os x on a pc
sorry it took so long for me to reply,
thanks for the replies
I couldn't find my topic......
hmmm i dont think im going to even try it seen how there could be hardware issues, man...... i guess i'll have to buy one there sooo high lol then again i might see what hardware i have and such and uninstall windows/install linux then boot mac to it..... but I can't stand for the thing going even a tad bit slow =( oh well....
mine has a few uncompatable things also..... the cd burner and such..... then my processor might not work......... I have 2.4Ghz pentium 4
There's a way to do it without the illegal VMWare, but it's hard to do it. I'm currently trying. Probably after this week, it will be available for Intel Macs, but it would require hacking to make it run on just any PC.
I'm thinking about getting this old laptop from my cousin (he dosn't use it ever) it has a ton wrong with it and maybe aquire what macs need to run and legally put it on the laptop
i wish mac could run legally on a PC
but if anyone gets it running please do tell me what you did
cool so now I know it CAN be done =D im going to buy OS X soon then back up all of my songs and backing tracks etc. put mac on a small hard drive (i''ll get one of those too" format then boot from the small drive
and it will load it?