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vikke-viking

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#1 11 years ago

So I have made alot of movies reacentley with my fathers mac. And I got to say, thats soooo much beter then windows. I got two pcs, my new one and one that is a little bit older. Is there anyway I can get Mac os on my older pc, do I have to do some special emulator software? ore can I just go and buy mac os? and if I have do some emulator stuff, is it legall?

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KeMiKaL

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#2 11 years ago

There is no way of running Mac OS X or any other version of Mac OS on a Windows PC, just hasn't been produced. I would assume that it won't be too long before they have a look at this idea since you can now run Windows XP on a Mac via BootCamp or Parallel Desktop, or various other methods.

Google them if you're interested.




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#3 11 years ago

No. The inner workings of a Mac are much more complex than that of a PC. On my Mini Mac, it says that if it's opened I lose my Warranty, so I'm not going to take a look any time soon.

Besides, OSX is installed via a *.dmg file, which won't run on Windows (jsut as a *.exe file won't run on Mac) and any connversion of *.dmg to *.exe is most likely to fail and to be highly illegal.




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#4 11 years ago

darkclone;3444144No. The inner workings of a Mac are much more complex than that of a PC. On my Mini Mac, it says that if it's opened I lose my Warranty, so I'm not going to take a look any time soon.

Besides, OSX is installed via a *.dmg file, which won't run on Windows (jsut as a *.exe file won't run on Mac) and any connversion of *.dmg to *.exe is most likely to fail and to be highly illegal.

Not so, you can open it and change/upgrade ram without invalidating your warranty. As to being more complex, now they are based upon similar intel chip-sets. The biggest difference is that there is no bios on a Mac. I moved to a mac 18 months ago, and do everything it on it now, well almost everything. I still keep my old pc for games, and games only. My Macmini does the rest.




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#5 11 years ago

You can run MacOS on x86 architectures. Have you Windows people been living under rocks? :p

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#6 11 years ago
masked_marsoeYou can run MacOS on x86 architectures. Have you Windows people been living under rocks? :p

In order to do that you'd need a special development copy of MacOSX, which is only distributed to hardware/software developers. So for the OP's benefit, no there's no (legal) way to do what you're asking. If you want OSX, just buy a Mac.

Also, I removed the link in your post because that site links to several illegal torrents of the OSX development image.




vikke-viking

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#7 11 years ago

Alright, thanks guys. So do you think there will be a mac os for pc's anytime in the future? And its kinda strange that that apple havent made a mac os for pc's yett, I mean they can only make more money right?




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#8 11 years ago

No Apple makes its money from hardware sales. A sea change in the market would occur if Apple supported more games




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#9 11 years ago

darkclone;3444144No. The inner workings of a Mac are much more complex than that of a PC. On my Mini Mac, it says that if it's opened I lose my Warranty, so I'm not going to take a look any time soon.

Besides, OSX is installed via a *.dmg file, which won't run on Windows (jsut as a *.exe file won't run on Mac) and any connversion of *.dmg to *.exe is most likely to fail and to be highly illegal.

No they're not. The current Mac Mini is a PC. The only difference is that it has the chip in it that allows it to run the Intel version of Mac OS.

You don't install an OS from within another OS! You would install it before booting into Windows, just like you do when formatting Windows or installing Linux or whatever you're doing. That makes the file types used completely and utterly irrelevant.

As mentioned you can do it but it requires bypassing the protection (that chip mentioned earlier) on the OS and is, therefore, illegal. If you want Mac OS then I'd suggest a Mac Mini, they are relatively affordable and can do pretty much everything except gaming...which you have a PC before.




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#10 11 years ago
And I got to say, thats soooo much beter then windows.

Indeed it is. When i first got my Powerbook i was amazed by how much smoother everything worked and how much better looking everything was.

vikke-viking;3444463Alright, thanks guys. So do you think there will be a mac os for pc's anytime in the future? And its kinda strange that that apple havent made a mac os for pc's yett, I mean they can only make more money right?

No, i highly doubt that there will be a Mac OS X release for PC. If apple did that everybody would just buy cheapo PC's and run OSX on them, apple wouldn't sell any of there computers then.

And from what i hear, if you can manage to get OSX running on your everyday PC its not as smooth as running it on a real Mac.

Like others said, if you want Mac OS, get a Mac. You can get a Core Duo Mini for $600, or a older G4 Mini for around $400 from places like eBay.




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