Macintosh running on PC

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ASKED: February 20, 2007  12:26 AM
UPDATED: July 28, 2008  8:44 PM

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You <b>CAN</b> do this, but it historically requires an emulator and would be very slow.

There are reports that the new Intel based OSX can me made to run on a PC hardware– however, everything that I have read about how it is done is against Apple’s copyright, trademarks, and EULA.

<a href=”http://www.google.com/search?q=mac+emulator&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1″>Here </a>is a link to a google search that should point you in the right direction for a emulator.

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  • SheldonLinker
    Although writing or installing such a VM is technically possible, it would involve pirating ROM code and pirating the OS itself.
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  • Vatchy
    Actually, you can buy MAC OSX at retail and install it either on a standard PC or in a virtual PC. Here's a standard Amazon.com link for it:
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  • Kevsteelio
    Vatchy, I would recommend a little more study on this. Neither Apple, nor Amazon, sell a version that can be installed on General PC's. That requires hacking or downloading a hacked version of OS X. sdandersonjr is correct that Apple considers it a breach of EULA to use OS X on any other Hardware than theirs. While some may not think this fair, or just plain stupid, it doesn't make it legal to install it anyway. There is some software, like Pear PC, which will emulate the Mac OS, but there is no Virtualization software (VMware) that currently retains legal right to use support the OS X operating System. Oddly enough there is a clause in the OS X server EULA that mentions the ability to virtualize, but they've not released the rights to any company yet. Hopefully Apple will realize the market, and allow at least virtualization ability in the future.
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