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is it possible to install apple operating on pc?


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#1 morfia

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:06 PM

I always asked my self question i mean thought of this the reason why i ask is because for pc their are sooo many hacker,trojans etc... from my 12 years experience the most days i never had a virus was a month. Like i been hacked soo many times, files comprimised etc.... If its not possible can anyone tell me the next best operating next to windows that you can install on pc>>>>???

i am not sayin their will be no virus on other operating but their will be less because less people use it etc......

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:35 PM

The Apple OSX EULA clearly states that you may not install the operating system on a Windows based machine. So that answer is no.

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 04:53 PM

Would it be a Windows-based machine if you replaced Windows with it? I mean really... how much of this is semantics and how much of the EULA actually matters?
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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:04 PM

OK, semantics aside. The EULA is worded so that it is a violation of the Apple EULA to install OSX on non Apple hardware. Better?

If you care to read for yourself you can find the EULA's here: https://www.apple.com/legal/sla/


p.s. If they hate flash as much as they do, what do you think they would do if their OSX got near anything resembling Windows hardware. :thumbsup:

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Posted 19 May 2010 - 05:10 PM

But but but... Apples are PCs too, ya know!
I know that at this point, it's for the sake of argument, but really, without Windows installed, it could be a Mac just as well as it could be a Microsoft compy.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:18 AM

I thought the reason you can't use Mac OS on a PC had something to do with the processor.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 07:48 AM

People install OS X on PC hardware all the time (regardless of the EULA). A PC running Apple OS is called a hackintosh. There was a company selling such a machine but Apple sued them out of existence.

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Posted 20 May 2010 - 12:41 PM

It's true, Macs used to be proprietary but quickly, due to practicality, started using commercial parts. Since then (idk exactly when), Macs have used 'industry standard' parts.
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Posted 20 May 2010 - 03:31 PM

The 6502 was a 'standard' part.....
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 03:58 PM

Pardon my complete ignorance :thumbsup: I just had the general impression that Apple once used proprietary parts, or at least proprietary form factors. Shoot me if I'm wrong.
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Posted 21 May 2010 - 09:30 PM

Pardon my complete ignorance

No, I should have added an appropriate smilie. It was a sarcastic comment. I believe the 6502 was used in some of the original apple machines, and it was an industrial standard part - designed as a process controller, not a CPU.
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