Running Mac OS X on My PC

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If you would've asked me a year ago if I thought it would ever be possible to run a Mac OS on a PC, I would have told you to jump in a lake. As it is, my coworker brought this disk in to install OS X on a PC. Lo and behold, it worked. Amazing. I don't know what I think of it yet, but I already don't like the fact that I can't seem to go beyond 1024x768 resolution, even though all my hardware supports it. Oh well. Just thought I'd share.
 
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I don't want it That bad. It will be for experimentation only. Once I succeed installing, I will probably not use OS X.
 
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I thought Apple had some kind of harware detected that made sure it was being installed on a Mac?
 
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You can fudge an OSX install on many non-Apple PC's with Darwin, Open BSD (or was it Free BSD?) and lengthy installation instructions. I guy I know gave me a set of discs, but never did try it though. Not in the mood to deal with that. LOL Heck, I'm just happy getting SuSE Linux 10.1 to work A-OK on my laptop. [Smile]
 
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If only I could get my hands on an OS X installation disc for free. I have been itching to try and have both OS X and WinXP on my PCs.
 

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The installation disk I got was completely packaged as a single DVD-ROM. The only hiccups I ran into were that you have to boot single user mode after the install, run fdisk and set the partition active and you have to install a few select patches, which is part of the customization of the OS features, to support PC's. It was actually quite simple besides that.
 
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quote:
I thought Apple had some kind of harware detected that made sure it was being installed on a Mac?
what hardware would that be? they use the same hardware as any other PC, it's just a different brand of PC. thought DVD's and CD's were not meant to be copied either? video games? time fixes all.
 

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The OS actually did work rather well. I'm not using it any more, though. It was more a matter of curiosity than anything else. Besides, MacOS lacks the challenge I like to see when I'm trying out a new OS. Everything is kind of just there for you. Where's the fun in that?
 
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so there you have it. the mac is an odd one, everything laid out, one mouse button. no need for the mouse really, they should just make the screen a touch screen so you can just point at itunes for music, point at imovie, point at whatever you want to do - would make for a great home theater pc
 
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