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MAC OSX On a self built PC?

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Phate, 9 Jul 2006.

  1. Phate


    Joined: 1 Nov 2003

    Posts: 35,684

    Location: Lisbon, Portugal

    Hi people,

    me and Tupac are just chatting on msn and what he said got me thinking,

    With current intel mac's running windows aswell as mac osx will mac osx run on a self built home based machine? with the new intel dual core cpu's?

  2. Doug


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,296

    Location: Newcastle

    Can't discuss it on here. There isn't any legal way to do it.

    Google is your friend, though.
  3. OllyM


    Joined: 16 Aug 2004

    Posts: 6,220

    Location: New Jersey, USA

    Older versions apparently will, but it's against the licence agreement, so shouldn't really be discussed on here...
  4. CocoPops


    Joined: 6 Nov 2002

    Posts: 3,071

    Location: Thatcham, UK

    Yep, it's not legal to run.

    You'd need to buy a copy of OSX, and even then, there is stuff in the license agreement that you'd be going against.
  5. MikeHowett

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 29 Nov 2003

    Posts: 1,718

    You can't even get an Intel version of OS X from the shops, the version of Tiger that you can buy is PPC only:)
  6. titchard


    Joined: 10 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,116

    Location: Crewe, UK

    That's probably because there are no older intel macs to upgrade an OS on. As all intel macs come with the newest OS as they are.

    When Leopard comes out you will find there is a universal binary version that can be bought.