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    adam taylor
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    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! (

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    installing osx onto my old pc

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    nope not possible
    PC's are on the x86 architecture which OSX can not install on
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    Ameen
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    Imagine OSX was PC-Compatible, it would be the most popular OS in the word

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    dtx3000
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    PearPC project has ported os x to pc, painfully. search for it on google.

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    installing osx onto my old pc

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

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    dtx3000
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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 osx onto my old pc
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    Installing Mac OS X under PearPC is violating Apple's ToS.

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    installing osx onto my old pc
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    PearPC seems like a lot of bother. Far easier to just get a Mac :p

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    installing osx onto my old pc
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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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    installing osx onto my old pc
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    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

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    adam taylor
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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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    installing osx onto my old pc
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    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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