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Mac OS X On X86 Platform, Who Uses It?

Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:51 pm

As the title says.

Now that Mac OS X can be run on PC's, has anyone made the change or considering one ?

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RE: Mac OS X On X86 Platform, Who Uses It?

Wed Nov 16, 2005 11:55 pm

MacOS X can not be run on PCs. A developer pre-alpha preview with incomplete hardware drivers has been patched to run on some PCs, but that possibility will most likely not be present in the regular versions.

Apple has already stated that MacOS X will not run on PCs, but they will not take any steps to prevent Windows to be installed on Intel Macs...
 
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RE: Mac OS X On X86 Platform, Who Uses It?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:00 am

Quoting Klaus (Reply 1):
MacOS X can not be run on PCs.

Oh, I can assure you it can!

Despite all the bullshit that apple have spouted recently, it's still ridiculously easy to get the x86 build of Mac OS to run on almost any 'intel' hardware.

Now, this is still in direct contravention of the license agreement - and apple have said they will implement software and hardware measures to prevent it - but how long do you think it will be before some clever-dick finds a way around them.

I give it 7 days from release, just to be conservative!

Anyone want to bet on a shorter time?
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RE: Mac OS X On X86 Platform, Who Uses It?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 12:12 am

The x86 evaluation machines from Apple for developers contain only very slightly modified PC motherboards (obviously to save on development costs). So those contain almost all the Windows PC legacy components.

I doubt that the actual Intel Macs will make the same compromises as they are not needed in production machines. It will probably still be possible to patch the newer system versions to run on PCs (the system core is Open Source, after all), but the amount of effort to get there will probably be substantially higher and the resulting quality would be dubious at best.

Since content protection will increasingly be a factor in operating systems, it will become very difficult to actually use media content on a cracked operating system version...
 
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RE: Mac OS X On X86 Platform, Who Uses It?

Thu Nov 17, 2005 1:58 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Now that Mac OS X can be run on PC's, has anyone made the change or considering one ?

First I would like to try it!

Some thing like live CD or DVD would be Ok!  Wink

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