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Running OSX on a PC

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Running OSX on a PC

I just noticed this report over at El Reg http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/10/20/macosx_on_a_pc/
and Googling for Kalyway DVD threw up a slew of download sites.
Two questions
- why is El Reg encouraging piracy
- why don't Apple take it down - Microsoft would have stopped it like a shot
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Re: Running OSX on a PC

Apple have enough worries with PsyStar i guess!
Also the whole act of installing OS X onto non-apple hardware breaks the EULA - but apple haven't done anything about the slew of sites out there promoting putting onto everything from desktops right down the the EEE netbook.

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Re: Running OSX on a PC

I really fail to see why anybody would want to do this (apart from the challenge aspect of it).

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Re: Running OSX on a PC

Really?
I'd quite happily do it to avoid paying for apples overpriced hardware.

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Re: Running OSX on a PC

Agreed Bob
Apple seem to overdo the flashiness a little too much.
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Re: Running OSX on a PC

so much easier to use linux and no worries about legality.
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Re: Running OSX on a PC

or anything working out of the box  Roll eyes  Cheesy

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Re: Running OSX on a PC

no fair!  more every day.  in fact, linux recognises more hardware than any other operating system simply because so much of it has had to be reverse engineered in order for the open sourcerers to write the drivers.
now that manufacturers have come to and realised how much money they can save by opening the source (no more in-house software team) they are coming aboard in droves.
try pclinuxos.  at present a beta, that's really an alpha, is in testing and is giving excellent results.  there are a few niggles to be dealt with, such as some printers and some webcams, that will be addressed by the next test release, but so far everyone is impressed.
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ladies and gentlemen we have a winner..
hook, line and sinker artificer Smiley
I run Ubuntu at home (as well as OS X, windows) and SuSE at work.
I just couldn't resist, sorry.

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Re: Running OSX on a PC

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so much easier to use linux and no worries about legality.

My sentiments exactly. Do I remember reading somewhere in that article that it eventually all worked apart from USB? That's my keyboard shot then! Wink

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Re: Running OSX on a PC

Quote from: techguy
Apple seem to overdo the flashiness a little too much.

I s'pose one could always install GNOME / KDE from Fink or MacPorts and pretend to be running native FreeBSD        Cool
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Re: Running OSX on a PC

Or just save your dosh, buy a PC and installed FreeBSD on it
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Or just save your dosh, buy a PC and installed FreeBSD on it

Yebbut you don't look cool, hip, and groovy (man) with a Dell under yer arm. Grin
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grrrrrr that company owe me for several days wasted holiday waiting for their overpriced .... to turn up.
I have a groovyy brushed aluminium case with blue LEDs around the fans n' stuff
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Re: Running OSX on a PC

Putting OS X into a PC is rather like putting a Rolls Royce engine in a Lada. yes it proves it can be done but why would you want to otherwise?