OS X on a non-Apple Computer

Discussion in 'OS X and OS X Apps' started by koko, Dec 26, 2006.

  1. koko

    koko Guest

    I'm recently in contact with a guy in the UK and he recently made a Core Duo powered Gigabyte motherboard enclosed in a G5 case running Tiger. I'll give the link after he posted it in the net. Here is his message:

    "Hi Kenji,

    Yes I am modding this myself and I am typing this from the hackintosh now. I have a G5 case from fleabay to transfer the parts into, (they are in a PC case at the mo) but I am waiting for some parts to arrive that I have ordered. So latter part of the Christmas hols and I will move forward on this. I have to say, the hardware rocks, it's really fast.

    Hardware:
    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-965P-DQ6 with Dual Core core duo
    Graphics Card: 7900 GS PCI-E at the moment, running dual Apple 20" Cinema Displays.
    Sound: Onboard & Working
    Ethernet: Onboard & working
    USB 2: 10 PORTS
    FW400
    FW800
    Pioneer DVR 111D DVD Writer.

    This board will accept a Quad core (when the price drops) for some real action! "


    So we can have a near MacPro for a lower price;)
     
  2. Lakan

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    Re: Hackintosh

    Great! Keep innovating and exploring beyond the boundaries of current technology.
     
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    Re: Hackintosh

    or the osx86 circuit, in some obscure garage, i know of some who already got the deadmoo bittorrent seed
    and is trying to run tiger on some white box..for educational purposes.
     
  5. czar

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    Re: Hackintosh

    ahehehe ive been running hackintosh since october :D
     
  6. koko

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    Re: Hackintosh

    aheheheehee, yeh i know a lot of people have been running hackintosh but this is a DIFFERENT HACKINTOSH. I swear, even Apple engineers and techs would drool. wait and see;)
     
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    Running Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    Somebody told me that if you can run Mac OS 10.4 aka Tiger on a non-Mac machine that is if you cannot afford a mac same spec as macbook for P59K (i.e. Bluenotebook) Has anybody tried installing Mac OS X on a PC?:eek:
     
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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    my friend has tiger installed in his athlon pc based machine. showed me some screen shots of it also. he's quite fond of it actually.
     
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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    I've installed it on a PC before, for kicks, but I found that it was pretty unstable. It is achieved through an illegally hacked disk image, and because PhilMUG does not advocate piracy, I cannot recommend you try it. To be honest, even if that weren't the case, I wouldn't recommend that you try it. Ultimately, it's just not the same experience, and if you can't rely on it for everyday use, it seems to me to be a pretty useless setup.
     
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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    it works...but you'll have problems with drivers etc.
     
  11. stanley

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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    Lucky for you if you can install Mac OS in a PC system. It really works but not it is hardware- specific. I tried to set it up on 3 PC system in the office but only one is successful. Another one was installed but got NO audio.

    Good luck to doing this techie stuff but I believe you will not be productive with it. You better off invest in a REAL MAC machine and let it earn some grand!
     
  12. yehyeh_tisay

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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    i bought a copy of the Mac OS for PC a few months back. unfortunely because a friend is borrowing my PC, i haven't been able to test it...he's hoping if i can get macOS to work on PC hardware, he'll go with that...i don't recommend it myself..just the thought of Mac OS on PC hardware doesn't kick my tastes..but i aint giving up convincing him to just buy a mac...
     
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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    I think it is difficult to find a PC WITH THE SAME SPEC as a Mac at a lower price, unless you're talking about a PC loaded with an unlicensed commercial operating system. The blue notebook only appears cheaper because it doesn't have a bundled OS, add the price of XP or Vista, and it is approximately the same price. Macs are budnled with a licensed OS: Mac OSX. Ofcourse, you cannot legally install Mac OS X on a non-Apple authorized computer.
     
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  15. yehyeh_tisay

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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    i agree with you there maccess..it is quite difficult to find/build a PC version of a Mac..this friend of mine was hoping i could build him a PC form of a mac pro...i managed to find suitable hardware but still not comfortable in doing it...lucky he still deciding if a iMac will be fine with him to do basic audio production on
     
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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware


    same here, can't imagine it running through the other one. it's just that i can't feel it, perhaps..maybe.=)
     
  17. yehyeh_tisay

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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    i can't feel it at all...i run vista through parallels sometimes and that's weird enough to see windows on apple hardware..how much more if it was Mac OSX on PC hardware :D
     
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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    although, im using it the other way around rather the other-other way around(hehehe)
    'cause there are some softwares that really rely on windows(window-based programs, like autodesk 3d softwares and the likes which in lieu i get my living and thus really have no choice at all, hehehe). although recently i purchased parallel desktop. i could virtually switch onto the other without leaving my beloved tiger=)
     
  19. yehyeh_tisay

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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    hehe nothing beats Mac OSX i've hardly used windows since ive had to switch systems for work purposes...honestly i don't regret it...yet there are just some programs on windows that are not as good as the mac version..so better we give windows a better home...rather than giving tiger a worst one :D
     
  20. cryptonomikon

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    Re: Runnig Tiger on a PC or non-Mac hardware

    We tried "Hackintosh" in a Dell laptop -- it installed but encountered driver problems. Also note minimum hardware requirements or it'll really crawl (use at least 2 MB memory, methinks)! Apple frowns upon this adventurism :)
     

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