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Windows 7: Mac OSX in VM


08 Dec 2009   #1

7 RTM
 
 
Mac OSX in VM

Been thinking about setting up a Mac OS in VM just for kicks.

Can't really come up with a good reason other than something to work on when the kids go to bed.

Any Pros or Cons to running Mac on a PC?

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08 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpmstl View Post
Any Pros or Cons to running Mac on a PC?
Well, aside from the fact that it isn't exactly easy to do and completely violates the Apple EULA??????
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08 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

I did it in VMware just for fun but ended up erasing it as I didn't see the point. It was cool, but the cons were that it was running a bit slow and the mouse was choppy when moving around. I was supposed to install VMware Tools, but I'm not sure if that would've solved the problem. Let us know how it goes!
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08 Dec 2009   #4

7 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpmstl View Post
Any Pros or Cons to running Mac on a PC?
Well, aside from the fact that it isn't exactly easy to do and completely violates the Apple EULA??????
So I guess thats a Pro!!

I love a good challenge and I violate Apple's EULA everyday on my jailbroken iphone.
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08 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Professional (x64)
 
 

If you're savvy enough to find them, there are pre-configured OS X Leopard images that work with VMware floating around out there. If you want a challenge, try getting OS X Snow Leopard working!
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08 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HughShaw View Post
If you're savvy enough to find them, there are pre-configured OS X Leopard images that work with VMware floating around out there. If you want a challenge, try getting OS X Snow Leopard working!
That's the reason that I don't like doing this. I don't trust OS's that others have hacked and cracked to be safe. I'd feel much more comfortable putting in my genuine Leopard OSX 10.5.8 media that I bought when I was dabbling with my hackintosh and trying to get that to work. But it seems that you have to use these hacked and slashed copies really to make any headway.

And while technically I'm still in violation of the EULA trying to use my copy on non-apple hardware...I at least did legitimately buy the software from them...so I feel that screwing around and trying to make it work for my own satisfaction is a negligible offense.
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08 Dec 2009   #7

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rpmstl View Post
Been thinking about setting up a Mac OS in VM just for kicks.

Can't really come up with a good reason other than something to work on when the kids go to bed.

Any Pros or Cons to running Mac on a PC?
Aside from a dog-slow system, leaving yourself wide open to a lawsuit from Apple for violating their EULA, and getting yourself lynched by some of the Windows purists on this site...nah, I can't see any reason why not.
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08 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 8 Pro (32-bit)
 
 

you don't have to used a hacked disk, all you need is a special bootloader, a replacement kernel if you use an AMD or Atom processor, kernel drivers for hardware that isn't available on mac hardware, and something else i forget.
or, you can get a hacked disk.

and for the EULA, from what i see all it says is "Apple-branded hardware only", which can easily be fixed by slapping on one of those apple stickers that comes with every ipod, mac, and apple hardware/software accessories (EG, the 10.6 box)
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08 Dec 2009   #9

7 Ultimate x64, Vista Ultimate x64, 7 Pro x64, XP Pro x86, Linux Mint Nadia Cinnamon
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
you don't have to used a hacked disk, all you need is a special bootloader, a replacement kernel if you use an AMD or Atom processor, kernel drivers for hardware that isn't available on mac hardware, and something else i forget.
or, you can get a hacked disk.

and for the EULA, from what i see all it says is "Apple-branded hardware only", which can easily be fixed by slapping on one of those apple stickers that comes with every ipod, mac, and apple hardware/software accessories (EG, the 10.6 box)


Of course...why didn't I think of that?
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08 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by IceFire View Post
you don't have to used a hacked disk, all you need is a special bootloader, a replacement kernel if you use an AMD or Atom processor, kernel drivers for hardware that isn't available on mac hardware, and something else i forget.
or, you can get a hacked disk.
Nahh...not worth the bother. I didn't really enjoy OSX on my hackintosh...really didn't see any benefit from using it or learning it. I'm just glad that the Hackintosh experience showed me that there wasn't sufficient need for me to invest in real apple hardware.
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