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OS X on a windows box

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Thunderscreech, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. Could I install OS X 10.5 on my new computer and dual-boot window at mac at the same time? I have A 640 GB hard drive, all of which will most likely never be fully used.
     
  2. Linas

    Linas

    Jan 6, 2005
    Chicago
    There are people who have done it, its technically illegal. Your going to have issues getting all of your drivers working when running OSX.
     
  3. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Yeah in theory. A better set up is to start with a Mac machine and use boot camp. Less driver headaches.
     
  4. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
  5. This is true. and Apple probably has enough legal stick to get me fined & maybe jail time.
     
  6. I've got Windows running on my Mac via Parallels Desktop.

    I realize that doesn't help you at all.
     
  7. Beno

    Beno

    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    I'm getting ready to install OS X on my laptop in a couple days. The hacked version I'm using OSXxX 10.5.5. Also if you pick the right hardware you could install OS X on a computer straight from the disc
     
  8. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
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    Apple is and has always been a hardware company. I don't see them handing anybody that portion of their business gladly.
     
  9. Apple would like you to think it's illegal, but that is open to debate.
     
  10. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    Do you need OSX or would a Linux distro be fine to you?
     
  11. SpamBot

    SpamBot

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Not at all illegal. The computers at my school do that. You select on start-up which you want, XP or OSX. A school wouldn't do it if it was illegal.

    EDIT: Of course they bought it. I'm not sure if you were saying having both was illegal, or pirating it.
     
  12. Beno

    Beno

    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Does your school have apple hardware of pc hardware? If it's apple hardware it's very legal, but if it's pc hardware it's a gray area, and I can't see I school doing that.
     
  13. I was just asking if it was possible. I mean, if I wanted to dual-boot, I'd do Linux probably. But I was curious
     
  14. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Try it out and let us know. :)
     
  15. Beno

    Beno

    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
  16. L-A

    L-A

    Jul 17, 2008
    Eh?
    It's possible, but OSX is the hardest OS to cheat with I'd guess. Ditto to Evan's hackintosh.
     
  17. SpamBot

    SpamBot

    Dec 25, 2008
    St. Paul, MN
    Both. There are two labs, one with Mac and one with PCs, but they both run each OS.
     
  18. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    It's definitely possible as evidenced by the link I posted in the 4th post of the thread. I know a guy who runs a hackintosh.

    bc
     
  19. Beno

    Beno

    Jan 11, 2008
    Charlotte, NC
    Awesome, I wanna go to your school!
     



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