can you run mac on a Windows Based Machine.

  futurekid 15:30 15 Aug 2006
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hi,

I am just wondering, can you run a apple mac operating system on a computer that was made for windows, or do you have to have something like a Imac or Macbook to run the os.


Thanks

Ben

  ArrGee 15:32 15 Aug 2006
  De Marcus™ 15:32 15 Aug 2006

Yes you can, as click here demonstrates.

Not exactly legal though.

  futurekid 15:36 15 Aug 2006

so, My computer is at the moment.

Windows xp home SP2

128mb ram

20gb HDD

801mhz

So what would i do, go and buy the os off apple.com
and then just stick it in and install.

Would that all work?

  ArrGee 15:45 15 Aug 2006

Did you go through the links that have been posted?

  futurekid 15:46 15 Aug 2006

i did but do not understand them

  De Marcus™ 15:47 15 Aug 2006

Not likely, as far as I can tell there are certain hardware requirements for apple os to run natively on a windows box.

I know nothing of how all this works and whether buying a copy of Apple OSx would make it legal or not, obviously some people have tried it and succeeded and some have failed.

Seems like a waste of time to be honest.

  ArrGee 15:55 15 Aug 2006

What has been posted (by me) is an emulator. This means that you can make a PC act like a Mac. You download the free emulator, then you can run Mac OS apps. Perhaps this link will be better for you
click here
(Same website, different page)

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