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Old 07-27-2006, 01:20 PM   #1
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MAC OSX on intel


Anyone tried it?

I did the awful thing of downloading a vmware MAC OSX image to try out.

And even after removing AppleTPMACPI.kext like someone suggested, it still runs awfully slow.

Thinking of buying it. But probably not the current release.
 
Old 07-27-2006, 03:22 PM   #2
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Um, you're running it in a virtualizer. Even XP runs slow under that thing. You have to boot it natively for the experience. lol. THE EXPERIENCE!

Its a pretty OS is'nt it.

OooooOoOOoOo.

Oh btw, LQ doesn't promote piracy. This thread will probably be closed soon. You would have better luck in the OSx86 official piracy forums.


Pirate! Pirate! Pirate!
Arrr!

Wheres the pirate smiley?
 
Old 07-28-2006, 07:15 AM   #3
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but the weird thing is it runs 50 times slower than windows vista beta 2 under vmware.

I dont' get it.

It's very pretty though. Very suitable for people like my dad.

ps. anyone tried it natively with x86 find it slow? I'm going to buy the OS, just not sure if get OSX tiger now or wait for pahther if they fix the slow issue.

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Old 07-28-2006, 09:29 AM   #4
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I hear it runs pretty smooth actually, if you have enough ram. There is no need to buy OS X by the way, you will get it with the Mac that you will need to buy anyway to run it.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 11:44 AM   #5
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There is no need to buy OS X by the way, you will get it with the Mac that you will need to buy anyway to run it.
I'm pretty sure you don't. http://www.apple.com/macosx/

I'm not talking about someone porting it to x86. It's a x86 release by Apple.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:03 PM   #6
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Mac has now moved to Intel machines, but that does not automatically mean you can install OS X on *every* Intel based computer. The slogan is still "Unleash Tiger on your Mac today" and not "Unleash Tiger on your PC today". But I admit, they need to update the specified hardware requirements to include intel based Macs.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 12:31 PM   #7
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Mac has now moved to Intel machines, but that does not automatically mean you can install OS X on *every* Intel based computer. The slogan is still "Unleash Tiger on your Mac today" and not "Unleash Tiger on your PC today". But I admit, they need to update the specified hardware requirements to include intel based Macs.
I don't get it. So what's the difference between a Mac using an Intel processor and a PC using an Intel processor.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 03:01 PM   #8
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I don't get it. So what's the difference between a Mac using an Intel processor and a PC using an Intel processor.
One comes with OSX, the other doesn't. I heard they were going to put an ID chip on board to authenticate against to make sure it is a Mac, but honestly I have no idea if they did that or not. What I do know is Mac OSX-x86 runs great on my Intel based MacBook Pro. Just like on the PPC version though... it likes to use a good bit of memory.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 05:18 PM   #9
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TPM and EFI are a few of the reasons you can't run MAC OSX on a standard pc. I'm sure there are some other 3-lettered acronyms I'm missing. Not to mention its designed specifically for a certain set of hardware. Has limited driver support for beige-box PCs. If you're lucky you'll get wireless and 2d support, 3d support is limited to a 2 video cards. Other ones don't work withouth hacks. The reason why it feels so slow in your vmwarez, is because there is absolutely no 2d or 3d acceleration. Windows might have its own 2d fallback system for legacy devices, not to mention vmware provides its on 2d accelerations drivers and limited d3d(experimental) support. OSX relies exclusively on its core image/quartz rendering system, which is fairly intensive on the video card. Letting the cpu try to take care of this slows it down to crawl.

You basically have to build a system around mac os specifications to run the cracked version. If you are'nt fairly confident, you might as well buy a mac. Even with efforts like the $200 hackintosh, its still only marginally cheaper than the mac mini. Relatively speaking.
 
Old 07-28-2006, 06:32 PM   #10
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Damn, I'm so disappointed.

I thought they ported it to intel so they can get some share of the PC market.

I always want to try a Mac, guess I won't now.
 
Old 07-31-2006, 10:21 PM   #11
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Talking

Even if you get *cough* OSx86, I mean MAC to install on your PC, good luck trying to get drivers to work. ALL DRIVERS ARE DESIGNED TO WORK ON O.E.M MAC INTEL'S ONLY!!!! Thankyou LLAMAS!
 
  


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