MAC Operating System

  Phphred 09:53 29 Dec 2006

Is it possible to put a Mac Operating System onto a PC and if it is, would there be any advantages? Can NTFS read the Mac system in fact what file system is used for Mac?

  Kate B 12:09 29 Dec 2006

You can click here

  bremner 12:40 29 Dec 2006

Re the second part of the question

The Mac filesystem is HFS or HFS+. This can see and read FAT partitions but can not read an NTFS partition.

Neither FAT not NFTS can read the data from an HFS or HFS+ partition.

I have an iMac running Tiger dual booting with XP. Windows is on a FAT partition which can be seen in Tiger but not the other way around.

  Phphred 12:58 29 Dec 2006

Thank you very much Kate B and bremner; between the two of you that was an "information overload" it would be easier just to get a Mac!!

  bremner 13:06 29 Dec 2006

I love my iMac - Tiger is a pleasure to use and I spend most of my time in that environment.

I have a dual boot to XP which I use when I want to play the odd game or have to do some work at home which has to be done within Windows.

If you bought a Mac you would not regret it I am sure.

  Kate B 16:45 29 Dec 2006

Macs are great - they just work and don't require anything like as much looking after with patching, scans etc as Windows machines do. I often recommend them to friends who want a computer to do stuff but don't want to mess about with looking after a Windows installation.

  Mark McC 11:59 31 Dec 2006

got mac os x tiger running on VMware, good if i want a wee break from windows and fart about with a mac

Happy New Year

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