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installing osx onto my old pc


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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?

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

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Imagine OSX was PC-Compatible, it would be the most popular OS in the word
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PearPC project has ported os x to pc, painfully. search for it on google.
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Does the PearPC emulator thingy-mabobber actually run it well, like fast and stable?
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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.
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Installing Mac OS X under PearPC is violating Apple's ToS.
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PearPC seems like a lot of bother. Far easier to just get a Mac :p
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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.
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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
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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!
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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!
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