Quote: Originally Posted by windude99
I think Apple would make a lot more money if they let anybody run Mac OSX whether it were on a PC or a Mac or a vm.
The problem here would be that without having very specific and tightly controlled hardware, the OS wouldn't remain as stable and it would lose some of it's, "it just works" fluff.
Apple doesn't need to make a lot more money. They would rather have their product retain it's appeal.
With respect to costs of "snow-leopard" and the fact that's it's usually like $29.99...keep in mind that
1). Going from leopard to snow-leopard is like going form Windows 7 to Windows 7 SP1.
2). This $29.99 OS really only runs on their hardware. And you pay more for the hardware.