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To be fair to the OP, he asks a question that is 'doing the rounds'. Why not make the MacOS available for build-your-own hardware systems? I think most of us know the answer to that, and it's called 'proprietary possessiveness'. [say that quickly 10x!]

Let me say right away, doing so is not for me, I'll stick with Apple hardware because of its reliability. But R512 is right, Apple products are high-priced (though much-improved on past years when they were in the exorbitant bracket). I agree - releasing the MacOS to the open hardware market might expand Apple's sales enormously.

How they might protect the OS from pirating - a problem rife in the Win community - is another matter.

Please post your Mac (or other) specs and MacOS version in your post, your profile or your signature. It helps us to help you better.

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