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Old 08-26-2008, 12:05 AM   #21
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Yeah, OSx86 isn't anywhere near stable enough yet for regular use.
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Why would you ever buy a Mac? Just install it on your PC! It runs just like it would on a real Mac (depends on your hardware), and 90% of todays newer hardware is perfectly supported.

You might as well use Bootcamp to install XP/Vista on there.

Hell I have Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4 on my PC with an AMD CPU and it runs PERFECTLY.

And no, it's not illegal to have OS X on your PC, it's perfectly legal, but against Apple's EULA, but nobody reads those stupid things.
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Old 08-26-2008, 09:59 AM   #23
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And no, it's not illegal to have OS X on your PC, it's perfectly legal, but against Apple's EULA, but nobody reads those stupid things.
Which would make it illegal, wouldn't it?
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Why would you ever buy a Mac? Just install it on your PC! It runs just like it would on a real Mac (depends on your hardware), and 90% of todays newer hardware is perfectly supported.

You might as well use Bootcamp to install XP/Vista on there.

Hell I have Mac OS X Leopard 10.5.4 on my PC with an AMD CPU and it runs PERFECTLY.

And no, it's not illegal to have OS X on your PC, it's perfectly legal, but against Apple's EULA, but nobody reads those stupid things.
Yeah I have used it with very few problems mainly drivers but that was 2 years ago. Might try it again if I get bored just to see if these issues are fixed
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umm. if you have boot camp, just use the PC partition on it forever and keep the Mac exterior style so people think you are trendy lmfao.
doesn't that just defeat the whole purpose of getting a mac then LOL
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And no, it's not illegal to have OS X on your PC, it's perfectly legal, but against Apple's EULA, but nobody reads those stupid things.
That would make it illegal.

Most people don't have anywhere near enough expertise to install OSx86 anyway.
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LOL! You don't need any expertise, buy a copy, patch it, and install it like you would any other OS like I did.

Just because it's against their license doesn't make it illegal...or at least thats what I thought. Oh well.
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Old 08-26-2008, 10:53 PM   #28
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90% of people don't know enough about computers to do simple things like defrag their hard drive, let alone configure and install a whole new OS.
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Old 08-26-2008, 11:11 PM   #29
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Just because it's against their license doesn't make it illegal...or at least thats what I thought. Oh well.
You thought wrong.

http://www.macrumors.com/2008/07/15/...-opencomputer/

Apple is very protective of their trademarks and products.
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Dude...they were selling copies of OS X pre-installed on regular PC's, so Apple sued them over it. It still doesn't make it illegal.
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