lunedì 18 aprile 2011

Hackintosh (a.k.a. OSX86)

What is it? It's a "special" version of OSX you can install on almost any (relatevely new) PC.
This is a really easy video that explains most of the steps in order to get a running version of OSX on your PC!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jLlClH8jJ4

A couple of suggestions:
-I've had more luck with iAtkos for new, SSE3+ CPUs.
-Don't try dual booting with Windows right away. If you can, try it on a separate HD before deciding if it works well enough to keep it.
-Does it really work? Yes and no. If you get most of your hardware working, it's only the beginning. With some PCs it might work exactly like a Mac, with other you'll need some tweaking, others are hopeless.

Good luck!




Legal notice: You should only do this if you own a Macintosh

36 commenti:

  1. Going to run this on my spare laptop

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  2. I dont get it but it seems cool =)

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  3. Huh, so you run OSX on a PC? That sounds interesting, I might have to investigate...

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  4. i think windows will always win the adventage

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  5. wow i didn't know they had anything like that! very interesting!

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  6. Holy crap! This will be a weekend project for sure! THANKS!

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  7. The constant fear of some update screwing your whole system because it needs to be patched before it'll work with your hardware doesn't seem worth it.

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  8. well not sure if I want to erase my hdd quite yet. but will try this soon
    check this out
    free and easy to do for extra cash

    http://www.varolo.com/village/MitchellG123

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  9. Has told a friend, this is pertty dam cool

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  10. Why would I want that if I have Windows 7?

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  11. I wish I was a bit more technological. Then I wouldn't be such an idiot with computers :(.

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  12. might be useful for running movie editing software.

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  13. thanks for the information but what do i need osx for? LINUX!
    followed ... good blog!

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  14. Now this is the kind of tech blog I've been looking for!

    Liking it mate, following

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  15. Interesting, I had no idea this even existed.

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  16. I already have it, it's a good option for those who don't have a mac.

    great blog btw, following (:

    http://livintrip.blogspot.com/

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  17. Hummm, might check it out later on a virtual machine :)

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  18. itunes just don't want to cooperate with my machine, maybe with a virtual mac?

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  19. And why do you actually want an OSX? :P

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  20. Used it for a while like 4 years ago, but I had no idea what to do with OSX

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  21. Id love to give this a try, dont think my setup could run it tho ;D

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  22. What's that OSX on any PC? No thanks, why do you think I'd get Windows on a Mac if I ever got one?

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  23. Wow great! i'll try it soon :D

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  24. I love the blog and by the way, great post :) I'll be sure to return!

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  25. Might have to try this.. would love to have Final Cut Pro at home

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  26. It's great until the novelty wears off. Unless you're really into OSX, then it's pretty neat.

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  27. Sounds cool, definitely gonna try it.

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  28. I'm definitely going to stick with my good ol Windows 7, I'm too lazy to switch. Enjoyed both this post and the last one, though. With the fireplace and jazz running, I'm DEFINITELY the classiest cat on my block.

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  29. all this effort just to run macos seems pointless.

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  30. Thanks for the info, was looking for this just the other day :D Followed ^^

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