Apple and Intel machines.

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Taking to Ksebruce this week, we were chatting about new PC's etc, and Ken mentioned that the current lot of apple PC's now run on Intel and what appears to be standard PC kit..

    So the question has to be asked, if the machines are based on the same hardware, why don't people run the Apple OS on a top end PC?
     
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    I think it is because the motherboards in most pc's aren't compatible with OSX. There are a few that you can install it on, but I think you need some specialist knowledge to get it running efficiently.
    Allan
     
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    Surely if you wanted a top end pc you wouldn't even consider osx it..
    Maybe a lower end pc.. But why?
    I am a little biased though as I really don't have any time for any of the Apple products.. I find them a little too limited.

    Pretty tho.. Aint they :BigGrin:
     
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    and the opposite view from me is
    i moved away from microsoft based kit
    on account of not a tech savvy puter user
    and apple does what i need without
    a great deal of input from me
    saying that i dontt have a high use for technologies
    photos onto cd
    emails saved online
    banking
    and surfing

    i use a calendar attached to a nail for appts
    and anything i forget i get a jab in the ribs from swmbo

    when i was using microsoft based kit
    igot extremly cheesed with constant updates
    wouldnt shut down when i required
    so i ended up crashing it

    my mac is now 3 years old just installed the
    latest operating system maverics( a free download)
    and my i pad and i phone are easily integrated
    so they all three work for me
    and i think it may be a while before i need to upgrade
    either of the three

    but a m/soft pc/ laptop i would of changed three times
    and a phone 5-6 times
    back on track answer below
    as for delving into the guts of a pc or mac
    tis what shops are for :thumb:

    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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    Wissel Read Only Funster

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  6. Serendipitous

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    Several Utube items on building a hackintosh on items hardware.
    One of the best sites for info and patches etc is:

    http://www.tonymacx86.com/home.php

    Advice on what hardware is comparable etc.

    When looking at Macs I managed to install OSX as a virtual machine on a win 7 PC using virtual box.

    https://www.virtualbox.org
     
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  7. mariner

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    In reverse, I have run windows 8, on my Macbook Pro, but to be honest I found it to be far too complicated to be useful.



    :Smile:
     
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    Wissel and Serendipitous beat me to it. You are looking for a Hackintosh.
     
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