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Well... you guys are talking about a difference between Mac and PC hardware. What exactly is the difference? 5 years ago, it was obvious because they used Motorola processors and installing their operating on a PC would have been like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. As far as I know, they're using the same motherboards, processors, memory, etc. as any ordinary PC. Is there really a distinction anymore besides the fancy white Mac case and display?
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Because you can't buy a legal copy of Mac OS unless you buy the computer.
No, you can buy OS X with out buying a new Mac (for upgrades and such), but you cant put it on a PC UNLESS you have a developers license. I too was interested in this, and that is what the guys at the Apple store told me.
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You'd be surprised how many Intel Mac Developers over at the OSX86 forums don't know the simplest things

Possible? Yes.
Easy? Yes.
Illegal? Yes.

Now, if that doesn't sound like fun I don't know what does But seriously...that's a criminal infraction.
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Well... you guys are talking about a difference between Mac and PC hardware. What exactly is the difference? 5 years ago, it was obvious because they used Motorola processors and installing their operating on a PC would have been like trying to fit a square peg into a round hole. As far as I know, they're using the same motherboards, processors, memory, etc. as any ordinary PC. Is there really a distinction anymore besides the fancy white Mac case and display?
No, there isnt. However, OS X has EXTREMELY limited hardware support, so it will only run on Apple motherboards, unless you hack it.
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Oh I see. I didn't know that Apple actually made the motherboards. I thought they were using Intel-made boards.
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