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adam taylor 05-22-2004 12:07 PM

installing osx onto my old pc
 
hmm, is installing osx on a pc possible? i'd imagine file formats would come in to the equation somewhere, and if it is possible, can it dualboot from the same HD as Win2k?

cheers all! (

trpnmonkey41 05-22-2004 12:13 PM

nope not possible
PC's are on the x86 architecture which OSX can not install on

Ameen 05-22-2004 12:18 PM

Imagine OSX was PC-Compatible, it would be the most popular OS in the word ;)

dtx3000 05-22-2004 02:14 PM

PearPC project has ported os x to pc, painfully. search for it on google.

ApplejustWorks 05-23-2004 09:43 AM

Does the PearPC emulator thingy-mabobber actually run it well, like fast and stable?

dtx3000 05-23-2004 09:52 AM

well...reportedly it takes ~12 hours to install OSX, and you must buy an osx install cd. i'm also guessing that you have to be very computer savvy to be able to install darwin - but i think that x, the operating system will run OK once it's installed. not sure about the apps though. pearPC is at version .0.0.1 or something like that.

Absolute Zero 05-23-2004 06:59 PM

Installing Mac OS X under PearPC is violating Apple's ToS.

witeshark 05-23-2004 09:47 PM

PearPC seems like a lot of bother. Far easier to just get a Mac :p

Absolute Zero 05-24-2004 01:43 AM

But for those who are on a tight budget... go PearPC. If you like OS X, you should get off the nicotine and use the money to buy a Mac. :)

witeshark 05-24-2004 01:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Absolute Zero
But for those who are on a tight budget... go PearPC. If you like OS X, you should get off the nicotine and use the money to buy a Mac. :)

F - i n Good point

adam taylor 05-24-2004 06:26 PM

ah well, i havent touched my high spec pc since getting the ibook, i keep phucking up at work trying to use apple keyboard shortcuts!

witeshark 05-24-2004 07:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by adam taylor
ah well, i havent touched my high spec pc since getting the ibook, i keep phucking up at work trying to use apple keyboard shortcuts!

That just rocks :)


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