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Do we really need to see these useless and insulting posts?

Can we not expect a higher level of behavior from our members?
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Hopefully that wasn't directed towards me.
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Originally Posted by Rageaholic View Post
Possible? Yes
Legel? No
Hard? Very
Worth it? Not really
Hard? No

Worth it? If you play video games all day, sure, it's not. If you know what Final Cut Studio 2 is? ... Hell yes.
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Who was thenut's post to?
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Drivers are the biggest issue getting OSX to run on a desktop box. I had it boot on my lappy but getting network and graphics weren't worth the effort.

Little word from someone on the inside is that the plan is for OSX leopard to be able to run on PC's straight out of the box. They didn't give me many details but I'm hoping!
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Don't worry mth91, I wasn't referring to you.

I was referring to users like BenHagerty. People that read or hear Mac or Apple and instantly start insulting.
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People always fear what they can't afford. Tell someone you'll buy a Ferrari and they go "Man, I can buy a Civic and Turbo it for less and beat you."
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It's not hard getting it to run. You just need to go to the right forums for help and driver downloads. And you need to install it correctly. It can be easier than installing Linux, depending on your hardware.

But yes, it is illegal.
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post #19 of 26
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Little word from someone on the inside is that the plan is for OSX leopard to be able to run on PC's straight out of the box. They didn't give me many details but I'm hoping!
that would be delightful - i know for a fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of people would pay more than MSRP for a copy of OS X that runs natively on their PC hardware.. but the whole appeal of apple - and the reason the hardware costs as much as it does - is a simple matter of exclusivity. you could easily build a PC equivalent of a $2000 mac for about $700, but you won't get the "beautiful" fit and finish.. and most of all you don't get the operating system. from a business standpoint this makes perfect sense. from a user satisfaction standpoint, not so much.

on the technical side, consider that if OS X were made available for generic PCs, it would be limited to a few types of hardware - intel chipsets and processors, nvidia and ATI graphics cards, broadcom NICs and so on. there are literally thousands of different types of PC hardware, a huge assortment compared to apple's offerings.
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that would be delightful - i know for a fact that hundreds of thousands if not millions of people would pay more than MSRP for a copy of OS X that runs natively on their PC hardware.. but the whole appeal of apple - and the reason the hardware costs as much as it does - is a simple matter of exclusivity. you could easily build a PC equivalent of a $2000 mac for about $700, but you won't get the "beautiful" fit and finish.. and most of all you don't get the operating system. from a business standpoint this makes perfect sense. from a user satisfaction standpoint, not so much.

on the technical side, consider that if OS X were made available for generic PCs, it would be limited to a few types of hardware - intel chipsets and processors, nvidia and ATI graphics cards, broadcom NICs and so on. there are literally thousands of different types of PC hardware, a huge assortment compared to apple's offerings.
Way to inform the masses, homey.

OS X is proprietary software, such as Final Cut is to OS X itself. I highly doubt Leapord is going to run on a non-apple machine, or it'd force Apple to lower the prices on their hardware to survive.

OS X destroys Windows, IMO. I like both, but if I had everything on OS X, I would never go back to Windows.

And yeah, it's TOTALLY limited: I get rated lower because I can't use an 8800 card. =( X1950XT gets me higher points, maybe? LoL
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