PC user, where to get Mac OS?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Matrix Leader, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    Where can I get the latest version of Mac OS for my laptop *specs in sig*

    I never used a Mac and would like to try it.

    please guide me where to get it, how to install, will Mac find all my laptop drivers?

    I have c: 50 GB and d: 415 GB.......how shall i partition my HDD?
     
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  2. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    thanks ill try that.......any more recommendations guys about my query?
     
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  3. Matrix Leader

    Matrix Leader MDL Addicted

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    im downloading live cd 10.5.6. is this like the full mac os? does it need a cd key?


    pls explain details
     
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    killer47 MDL Novice

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  5. Animeniac

    Animeniac MDL Novice

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    #6 Animeniac, Jan 28, 2010
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    It doesn't need a key...only Leopard server needs a key. Go to the link in my first post, It describes the features and how to boot/install it.
     
  6. ribbit

    ribbit MDL Novice

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    You should use Ideneb 10.5.6 then upgrade it with THEIR 10.5.7 upgrade. After that DO NOT mix installation distributions. Google for the ISO downloads - make an install DVD and install it properly. You will have video issues with the Nvidia Graphics.

    Insanelymac and some of the other MAC forums will have links to a website that has the special driver for the video. The MAC OSX is UNIX, and it's install should be the first partition and be a primary. You will need an Easy BCD boot manager to keep the Windows 7 and MAC working. It is not as easy as just "playing with it".

    I have a tri boot laptop - the MAC, Windows 7 and XP that I built. The partitions are literally all on it in that order. they are all primary partition - and remember there is a four partition limit for primary partitions. Then even though you can then update from the Apple site - do not do it for the OS particularly.

    The true Apple upgrade after 10.5.7 will find your MAC "not genuine" will not tell you, WILL upgrade the OS and will hose your install due silent security features built into the newer genuine MAC OSX versions after 10.5.7. Other than that, your laptop will work, but I would get a 7200 rpm, 16 meg cache hard drive before you start - there is huge difference in performance. Now MOVING your current Windows 7 to the new drive is gong to be a different issue - as only a few cloning programs can do it properly due the drive identifier feature Microsoft uses to keep cloning to minimum.

    I am a UNIX engineer and unless you are ready to learn a whole new world of UNIX - or have lots of time to just waste "playing" with the MAC or Linux is really a waste of time if you you are thinking it it a more productive OS that is Windows compatible - it is NOT.
     
  7. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

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    Are you kidding? Mac doesn't need a cd key???
    Is what you mean, " does it need during the installation process", or "does it need after the installation"?

    Of course Mac needs keys just like M$, I have downloaded a technical version of Mac OSX snow Leo via torrent, and there's a doc file which includes a serial for that piece of Mac OS (specified version, for IT pro, seems to be sth like OSX 10A34), but the serial is said to be for 10 computers only..

    You may have to search for keygen(impossible), patch, loader, etc...
    If you find a loader, send me too =3=
     
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  8. ashleynathomas

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    Directly installing is not enough and running Mac OS natively on PC hardware is not possible, there is another option--running Mac OS X on an emulator.To install and run Mac OS X Panther on your PC using PearPC you have to Download the PearPC PowerPC Architecture Emulator,Obtain hard disk images for use with PearPC, Obtain images of your client OS installation disk, Configure PearPC to use the hard disk image and the OS images.Also , set the amount of memory you want to set aside for Mac OS X.After installation completes you will be asked to restart the machine. For subsequent attempts to run Mac OS X on your emulator, you should uncheck the "CD-ROM device is installed" option so that it can boot directly from the hard disk image. If the installation is performed correctly, you should see Mac OS X boots up.
     
  9. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    #10 sebus, Mar 13, 2010
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    ashleynathomas, learn your facts & do not speak statements that are WAY old & completly outdated by now.
    Of course Mac (even vanila) works perfectly on Intel (and even AMD) PC

    It also works great in Vmware/Virtualbox

    Check insanelymac forums

    sebus
     
  10. rahulkucheria

    rahulkucheria MDL Novice

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    Can it work on intel ?
     
  11. jazboy

    jazboy MDL Novice

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    Is there anyway to install MAC OS X on pc ?
     
  12. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

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    Sure, insanelymac.com is you best place to start

    sebus
     
  13. msm5

    msm5 MDL Novice

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    Try buying Mac OS X in the store for $30 and then install it using a guide.
     
  14. 312BhP

    312BhP MDL Novice

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    You can now install Mac OS X in VMware (If you have that of course) after running a patch to "Open Up" the guest to accept it. Works really well and is simple to do...

    Maybe worth a shot to see if you like it as an OS before a full install?