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post #1 of 25
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my brother wants a mac, but doesn't want to spend a ton of money for a prebuilt one, can he just load the mac osx on a new hardrive in his pc?
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post #2 of 25
That would require editing the source code of OSX which is deemed illegal by apple.
post #3 of 25
Realistically, no, unless you want spend a lot of time trying to get it to work.
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Yeah, there is an illegal project called the osx86 project which ports a hacked version of OSX tiger for regular PC use. But it is deemed illegal by Apple to run OSX on any non-mac hardware.
    
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post #5 of 25
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Originally Posted by firefox is awesome View Post
Yeah, there is an illegal project called the osx86 project which ports a hacked version of OSX tiger for regular PC use. But it is deemed illegal by Apple to run OSX on any non-mac hardware.
You should of Pmed him about that. I bet you a mod will edit the osx86 part in your post
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post #6 of 25
No. You can look at the wiki-thingy at osx86project.org...it has info...but it is illegal to use OS X without a license.

Also, it's likely not to even work...

Tell him to get a Mac mini. All you need is 2GB of ram and you have enough to do plenty of stuff...it's not like he's gonna be doing Maya 3d animation...lol. (which he could still do anyways).

I have a macbook, and I'll say it's worth the money...so if he's got it, he might as well spend it and get a good Mac.
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I have a hackintosh. It all depends on the parts you use.
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post #8 of 25
it works. insanelymac forums
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post #9 of 25
Can't say.

This is not the place to ask, basically



I like the Dock on the left side of the screen
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post #10 of 25
it works trust me.

but it all depends on the parts you choose.
and the legality of it is debatable if you own the software
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