Going to install Mac 10.4.8 on my PC

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  1. Clarity

    Clarity New Member

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    I'm obtaining a 10.4.8 installation disc, and I hope to get Mac running on my PC.

    Does anyone have experience or knowledge about the Mac on PC port?

    I hope it works :x:
     
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    besides not being legal?
     
  3. BlazinBlazer Guy

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    How is it illegal assuming he legitimately owns OS 10.4.8 :dunno:

    Since Mac hardware is now using the same Intel Dual-Core processors as PCs, I would certainly think it would function. It's basically nothing more than a Unix distro....
     
  4. Peyomp

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    The license prohibits installation on a non-apple computer, is how it is illegal. Still, fuck that license. Install it.
     
  5. deusexaethera

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    I believe OSX for PCs checks the BIOS for a unique ID code that conforms to a certain mathematical formula, much like your credit card number only longer. If it doesn't see it, it shuts down. There are hacks to remove the ID code check, but I only know one person who knows anything about it and the DVD he sent me was unusable. (shrug)
     
  6. Peyomp

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    You can install it no problem. But unless your hardware is like a mac, you won't have device support.
     
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    How is that legal?

    Clarity, you will be pretty much on your own, unless this hacked distribution has a community, which it probably does if it's decent. Go there. And good luck.

    Apple's OS X CDs will hardly work.
     
  8. Peyomp

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    Intellectual property in the US is fucked, is how that is legal.
     
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  10. deusexaethera

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    Right...it's totally unreasonable for Apple to set legally-binding terms for using their product. Oh wait, Linux does that too. Nevermind.
     
  11. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    since when does OT care about legality?

    i checked out that osx86 project...yeah, i'll just stick with windows/linux till my pc dies, then i'll replace it with a mac mini
    my macbook works fine in the mean time
     
  12. Peyomp

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    "If you buy Linux, you must let me fuck your mother."

    That one wouldn't quite be fair though, eh? We might conclude that some license requirements are reasonable, and some aren't? Who woulda thought...
     
  13. Clarity

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    .

    Anyways, Windows is being a piece of crap :wtc:

    I downloaded on one computer, exracted iso, can't copy it to my iPod. Files over 4 GB don't work on FAT32. So I copy the rar files. When I try to extract it onto my installation computer to burn (1st computer didn't have a DVD burner, thought it did), it says there's not enough space. This is on a drive with 50 GB free. NTFS.

    This is, of course after I bought a OSX CD, copied it to my HD, and Rar'd it into separate files. ;)
     
  14. deusexaethera

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    The terms of use may be binding, but they are also completely contingent upon the client's decision to accept them. If I wanted to buy Linux and I thought it was acceptable for you to fuck my mother in exchange, then who would anyone else be to argue that the terms are unreasonable? They wouldn't be the ones making the decision, I would be the one making the decision.

    You should be glad that the law allows people to make private contracts.
     
  15. Clarity

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    Doesn't play well with SATA drives, now I have to setup VMWare.
     
  16. piratepenguin

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    The solution: don't buy OS X.
     
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    But it's not *your* choice, either.... The court decides if the EULA was fair. In the end, when it comes to piracy, the courts have historically backed the manufactureres.
     
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    that doesn't protect you from not following the EULA. If it goes to court, Apple would win.
     
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    Right: there are limits to what you can contract.
     
  20. deusexaethera

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    No, the court only decides if the EULA is unfair. If the court pays no attention to it, then it's fair by default, and anybody who uses the product is bound by the EULA. That's what makes our legal system different from some other court systems; we don't ask permission, we ask forgiveness.

    As happens so many times in our arguments, the approach is different but the end result is the same. (shrug) I dunno.
     
  21. Clarity

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    Fuck this, I'm not installing it. 10.4.8 Disk Formatter for the Mac filesystem is broken. I was supposed to get 10.4.7 or 10.4.6. Screw that!
     
  22. CyberBullets

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    Buy a mac and it works GREAT!
     
  23. Bona Fide

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    Nothing worse than PC people who hate on Macs and then go and illegally install OSX. :ugh2:


    This is coming from the owner of a PC and Macbook Pro, btw.
     
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    Some people prefer hardware from people other than Apple, believe it or not.
     

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