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Running a Mac OS on a PC

Nov 05 2010 | 11:50 am

I hope this is not to far fetched for the forum but I know that there are some advanced computer specialists out there.
Has someone tried to install a Mac OS on a PC already?

Nov 05 2010 | 1:49 pm

Indeed it is possible, i own a MacBook Pro but did not want to pay silly money for a Mac Pro so i built an i7 biased PC and with the help of a certain website i managed to get Mac OSX to install. It is however not an easy process and could not get drivers for my sound card so i run the audio through the motherboard.

Nov 05 2010 | 3:00 pm

If you google for ‘hackintosh’ or ‘OSx86’ you will find tutorials, forums, custom installations and drivers.
As stevieblaze said, it’s not easy and might take a lot of time and fiddling depending on your hardware, but in the end it is very possible (though I think this forum isn’t really the place to discuss this as it has nothing to do with Max/MSP)

Nov 06 2010 | 1:49 am

One simple way if you have quad core cpu, more of 4gb and fatser HD is with virtualbox, already exist images for virtual box, ready for download and install.
Anyway i suggest buy a mac, if no wnat spend money buy used mac mini.

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