Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by GT40, Oct 10, 2005.
Is it possible? How? Is it even worth it? Discuss.
There were development releases for the PC, that got out on the net, since Apple is switching to Intel processors. It requires specific hardware. Check out the threads on it in the Mac forum.
And yes, it would be great to be able to dual boot to OS X for computing, and XP for games. So definately worth it if you're a fan of OS X.
Is it possible... Yes
How... By emulating a Mac via software
Is it worth it... No, its slow
Although, as mentioned above, their switching to Itel processors so it may become less of a hassle
They don't emulate anything. Apple made a native Intel version of OS X. It got leaked. You can get it on bit torrent. There are some hardware requirements.
There are threads about it in the mac forum, with links. But I am not registered, so I can't search. You should ask this question in there. They know.
There is no emulation required. As Peymp said, when Mac starts producing Intel x86 based chips, then they'll be able to work on PCs. You could also have OS X running on your PC right now if you knew how.
I found on article online somewhere of someone actually installed OSX onto their PC using an Ubuntu live cd.
Did they actually get all of OSX on there, or just the Darwin kernel? Darwin is freely available on Apple's website, but it doesn't do much without some software to run on top of it.
We've discussed this here before. Someone leaked the developer's kit. You get the whole OS.
I've done it. Not worth it.. runs very choppy.
I also set it up under VMWare.. same deal. Runs, but not really usable.
Ah right, I'd forgotten about that.
And watch out for the GNAA ISO, it's a humongous goatse.
Besides it does not work on Athlon XP, it needs a CPU with SSE2 support, such as a P4, A64, or Sempron 64/Sempron 754 CPU.
Argh, fucking Athlon XP, I WANT OS X!