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  1. #1

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    Oct 07, 2011
    Question Why OS X can't run on common PC?
    I was wondering, why Apple didn't make a PC version of OS X yet, I'm pretty sure it would be a great success on sales.
    Must have a reason for they don't do that, anyone here knows?

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    Jul 03, 2007
    iMac Core i5(3.6 GHz) 8 GB RAM, MBP C2Duo(2.4 GHz) 4 GB RAM, MB C2Duo(2.4 GHz) 2 GB RAM
    They make more money selling hardware then they do on the software.

    Plus, since they control all of the hardware, they are able to keep the OS and the hardware very tightly integrated.
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac late 2007 10.11.b4, iMac 2008 10.10.5, Macbook2007 10.7.5, Mac Mini 10.7.5, iPhone 3GS Note 8!!
    Even with Steve Jobs now gone from Apple, I doubt they will ever make OSX Legally run on PC Hardware. OSX works the way it does because it's made for a very narrow range of hardware made by the same company who does the OS.

    I would not expect OSX for the PC in this decade anyway. Tim Cook will do what Jobs told him to do. After that, know one knows for sure.

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    Oct 07, 2011
    Well, they would make more money selling more OS and I guess it would have a decrease on iMac/Macbooks but since they are so well-made that's a remotely chance.

    I didn't understand, because they use Intel's processor and motherboard, AMD's graphic card, wouldn't be a problem, but yeah, perhaps they just wanna keep the OS under their wings.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    What would be the point? Intel Macs run Windows just fine, why would Apple need to publish a version of OS X for PCs?

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11
    This is what is behind some of the virus problems affecting Windows machines. The operating system is made to the lowest common denominator with so many cheap brands of PC's in the market place. Whereas Mac operating systems are made to run on exclusively Mac computers. This gives Apple the advantage as dtravis7 explained.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Jan 19, 2008
    houston texas
    09 MBP 8GB ram 500GB HD OS 10.9 32B iPad 4 32GB iPhone 5 iOs7 2TB TC Apple TV3
    They did way in the past it did not work out .

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