Can MAC OS work on Windows based type of system

Discussion in 'Mac OS X' started by blade, Feb 14, 2007.

  1. blade

    blade GEEK 2.0

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    Is it possible to install a MAC OS other than on a MAC

    I plan on making a partition for the MAC OS

    Click on "My Computer" for my specs
     
  2. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Mac OS X requires Mac-specific hardware. As such, it is not possible to run OS X on hardware which isn't running a compatible version of Open Firmware without cracking OS X. OTOH, you can run Mac OS =< 9.x in a virtual machine, such as in SheepShaver in Linux.
     
  3. kenji san

    kenji san Geek Trainee

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    PearPC, an open powerPC emulator, will run OS-X on windows and POSIX systems. Your system is fast enough to run it usably but it will be slower than native speed.

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  4. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    MAC OSX can run 100% properly on PC's if you got the right hardware.

    Main Page - OSx86

    I tried that Pear PC once, it ran so slow it wouldent even boot..
     
  5. blade

    blade GEEK 2.0

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    so it is possible, just not possible without the Pear PC?
     
  6. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    Look on the link, it is possible to run on a PC properly, you just need the right hardware, most ATi cards aint supported, heaps for Nvidia, same trend as Linux :p

    Look at the Hardware Compatability list, this will tell you if you can get your computer to run Mac OSX withought Pear PC.
     
  7. blade

    blade GEEK 2.0

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    thanks for the link, it will come in handy; it seems like it should work, i do plan on gettin a new vid card (ati x800 xl)
     
  8. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    hehe X800XL dont work :p
     
  9. blade

    blade GEEK 2.0

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    damn!, ure kiddin me; wat bout my current one
     
  10. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    Dont know, have a look at the compatability list :)
     
  11. blade

    blade GEEK 2.0

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    do u know ix an ATI X800 XT (all in wonder) will work, I can't find it on the list
     
  12. Willz

    Willz MiCrO$oFt $uK$ :D

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    If its not on the list it means it aint been tested, so its Unknown.
     

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