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Hey guys. I am getting a sager 5793 or a Sager 9262 soon. I however, Just visited a prep school which REQUIRES you to have a Mac computer. I was wondering. How difficult is it to run Mac OS X on a PC. Vista or XP? I know that Mac has bootcamp. So im not sure what Windows has. Also, what will i get in terms of functionality??
post #2 of 27
I don't believe you can LEGALLY run mac OS X on a PC. I believe it requires some kind of hack. I'm not clear on the details.
post #3 of 27
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I am not too sure its legal either but asking isnt breaking the law.Would project OSx86 work?
post #4 of 27
I'm pretty sure asking how to hack MAC OS X to run on a PC is against the TOS of these forums, not sure though. Can someone confirm? That's what I was getting at earlier. I might be better served asking that question elsewhere.
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Sorry, it looks likes it's against the rules to discuss installing OS X on a PC here since it's illegal.

EDIT: Actually... now that I think about it, it's just against Apple's EULA to install OS X on any other computer besides a Mac. It's not a country or state law. But I'd still just say no to stay on the safe side.
 
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That'd be some dumb TOS then

Yeah use Projectx86 and ask the forums and use the wiki there to help with your install.
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Like the others have said, it's not entirely legit. If you do get it installed, the OS still isn't going to work exactly 100%.

What kind of school requires Macs? That's ridiculous/funny lol
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www.insanelymac.com go to forums and click genius bar...
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post #9 of 27
Skin your laptop to look like OSX, Get an apple sticker and paint your laptop white. Get RocketDock and trick those teachers into thinking your running OSX!!
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It is absolultey legal to run OSX on a PC. Anyone who understands that EULA is not binding knows that.

Plenty of people will tell you otherwise, people who just reiterate to you whatever the companies say. Most people on this forum seem to me to be rights averse, and pro companies. So they will assume that if Apple says it is illegal, Apple is correct.

cnet did a video explaining how to run osx on a IBM Thinkpad. It is not illegal to do so. EULA is absolutely not a binding legal contract, and often EULA's contain illegal text.

If I wrote into the EULA that I own your wife after you install a program, would you believe that too? (women are property after all)
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