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    Fat Blagger
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    Question OQO and OS X?
    Hi, I'm new here, but since I'm sick and tired of Apple's socalled "service" and lack of QC, here in Europe, I was wondering what to do. I already thought of getting a thinkpad and put OS X on it (and I will be doing that soon enough), but I also wonder if anyone has tried putting OS X on the OQO?

    Does anyone have any idea if it's possible?

    FB


    P.S. Not sure if this is the right place to put this thread, but here's to hoping [lifts the long tube of crystal in his right hand]

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    OQO and OS X?
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    You won't be able to put OSX on a ThinkPad or the OQO.
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    Fat Blagger
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    Quote Originally Posted by D3v1L80Y
    You won't be able to put OSX on a ThinkPad or the OQO.

    I am pretty sure that it is possible to get OS X to work on a thinkpad (or some other PC), but what about the OQO? Why wouldn't I be able to get it to run on there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Blagger
    I am pretty sure that it is possible to get OS X to work on a thinkpad (or some other PC), but what about the OQO? Why wouldn't I be able to get it to run on there?
    Because OSX requires EFI and not BIOS like the OQO and ThinkPad. Also, OSX is designed to only boot on machines that have a special security chip. So, for those reasons you will not be able to install OSX on either of those machines.
    Before you or anyone else decides to reply otherwise, keep in mind that you would have to do some serious hacking which would constitue piracy and illegal activity, which if you read the Forum Rules, you would know that is not open for discussion here.
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    Fat Blagger
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    Ah, okay then. Hacking isn't exactly up my alley anyways. Looks like I will be going with linux instead then.

    I just hope I can get a good audio (editor) programme to run in linux

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