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post #1 of 19
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How illegal is it to install OSX on a PC? I mean...in all actuality, is there anything to really worry about?
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post #2 of 19
It's copyright infringement. You can figure out for yourself what your risk is, I'm sure.
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Violates OSX EULA to install it on anything not Apple-branded.
    
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Violates OSX EULA to install it on anything not Apple-branded.
iPod sticker on case counts, yes?

I kid..I kid...

Would I get away with doing a build log of a system like this on the site here? I'm asking in all seriousness.
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post #5 of 19
I've created numerous Hackintosh's.

Although I don't endorse doing so, there's really no risk as long as it's only for personal use.

Really don't see why you'd want to install OSX though...
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post #6 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by error10 View Post
It's copyright infringement. You can figure out for yourself what your risk is, I'm sure.
Err, no...

Though it does violate the EULA. EULA is not a legal document, but it does disclose it shouldn't be done and that you agreed to that.
    
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post #7 of 19
Unless you plan on mass producing pcs with osx on it I wouldn't worry one bit. Unless, of course, you are worried about apple tracking your OCN system sig, and they see osx listed as os with all that non apple hardware.
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post #8 of 19
I would suggest not doing it. I almost got in some trouble here when I was trying to defeat the OSX EULA. Besides, it can really be a headache. There is a reason OSX is so stable... controlled and limited hardware support.
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post #9 of 19
It goes against Apple's EULA but they wont do anything about it unless you start selling hackintosh computers.
post #10 of 19
It is against OCN ToS to discuss your building of a hackintosh. Keep it to yourself.
    
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