OSX on PC

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  1. Shorty

    Shorty New Member

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    will it run more stable? will there be performance benefits over xp64? do most big games work on OSX?
     
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    no. no. and no.

    If you want to buy a mac and use osx, then thats fine. It's stable, and performs well. Game support is still meh.

    However, if you want to do a home-brew osx box, then it simply will not be the same.
     
  3. Shorty

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    So really the only reason people do it is just to do it? no real advantage?

    Would i be better off with linux? Or am i going to see not noticable increases in performance with an OS?
     
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    and could you elaborate on "faid0" being bs?
     
  5. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    I think people do it to have osx without paying a wad of money for a mac.

    Ubuntu and Kubuntu are supposed to be close, and have proper support available.
     
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    well, there's many reasons. But to blow your mind, I would like to point out what "RAID" stands for: "Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks".

    And a stripe, in no way, is redundant. So that alone proves my point.
     
  7. Roadkill_ak_47

    Roadkill_ak_47 Support your local Pirate

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    i have an acer travel mate and i've had osx working just fine on it.
    the only down side was i couldn't find drivers for my wifi card but every thing else installed fine


    i'd say just try it, you've got nothing to loose and every thing to gain.




    os's i've had on my laptop:
    Linux - Backtrack2, Knopix std, Ubuntu
    Mac osX
    Winblows xp

    I liked Ubuntu, for its support and overall ease
     
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    ok, so does that just mean its wrongly named or a faulty setup performance and functionabilty factor?
     
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    you don't gain appreciable performance. You do dramatically increase likelyhood of failure.
     
  10. Shorty

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    lets get down to brass tacks here, what would be the best way based off performance to setup my hdds then.
     
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    raid3, or raid5
     
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    RAID 11
     
  13. Roadkill_ak_47

    Roadkill_ak_47 Support your local Pirate

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    when did this thread turn into raid edu
     
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    RAID 22
     
  15. Reclaimer

    Reclaimer I said I know it's only rock 'n roll but I like it

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    roadkill, what boot loader are you using? im really interested in trying something like this but i cant seem to find any diecent bootloaders.
     
  16. et3rnul

    et3rnul OT Supporter

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    What do you do that requires that many OSs on one laptop?

    I tried installing OS X on my AMD using a patched iso, just to see if I could get it working. No go. Installer took forever, and I could never get it to boot. I hear intel people have better luck. After awhile I realized I don't need another OS and it was just a waste of time. There isn't much that one OS can do that another can't.
     
  17. Bruticus

    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    He didn't say he had them on all at the one time. I've had more OS's than that on this PC at one time or another (via VMWare or a proper boot/dual boot), some for a specific purpose (eg BackTrack2, though that is bootable from a CD/DVD) and others just to play around with.

    You are right in that most OS's can do the same sorts of things, but they all do them slightly differently and people generally prefer one way over another. However, ease of use and support for the largest number of applications/hardware are definately better in certain OS's.
     
  18. Peyomp

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    RAID CD-ROM
     
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    RAID 1337



    could we get a raid edu? cuz i for one don't have much clue of this shit
     
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    i just dual boot for the hell of it plus I like playing wtih other os's. All my non windows installs really dont get cluttered with crap so they always run like they just got set up. My dell inspiron is runnning Vista Ulti and OSX 10.4 and my desktop has Vista Home Prem and Ubuntu
     
  21. RaginBajin

    RaginBajin Have you punched a donkey today?

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    I built a Hackintosh a couple of months ago. I have no problems with it. It runs things just as well as a regular Mac. I do have a macbook pro as well. The desktop runs WOW with all the settings set to high on a 24" monitor perfectly.

    If you want to do it, do it, but be prepared for it to not be a smooth installation or smooth process. If you like tinkering around with stuff, then it will work just fine.
     
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    i thought RAID was Redundant Array of Independent Disks
     
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    http://www.webopedia.com/TERM/R/RAID.html

    That pretty much sums up RAID perfectly. It explains what each level does, and shows why gamers generally use RAID0: we have insensitive data and want pure volume and speed. Whereas things like servers which store important data are likely going to use RAID1, which makes and exact copy of the drive, so if one fails you, there is a backup.

    The other levels aren't used as much in the home market, but you will see some of them in large networking situations or where there is need for a shit ton of space and a shit ton of stability. Also, RAID1 does get the same READ speed boost as RAID0, but it only receives half the volume and write speeds will potentially be slower, though likely not noticeably.
     
  24. crontab

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    it's both
     
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    both have been accepted definitions. I believe the orignial was the Inexpensive, however -- being that was the purpose of RAID -- to compete with much more expensive solutions for redundant storage.
     

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