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Best laptop for multiple OSs (Apple or otherwise?)

Hey everyone, I'm on the market for a new laptop, and I have some questions. I've used Windows all my life, but have recently been installing and experimenting with some Linux distributions, as well as my friends' OSX. I was wondering how well do Apple laptops handle Windows 7 and Linux, and reversely, how well do non-Apple laptops handle OSX. I do intend to have multiple OSs installed, for maximum versatility, even if I end up using one over the others in regular usage.
Also, just how legal is it to install OSX on a non-Apple PC?

For the record, I'm leaning towards a Lenovo T420s or a 13' Macbook Pro.


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For the record ...

it's NOT legal to install an Apple OS on a non-Apple machine. So if you want to have it in your mix of OS'es, you're limited to buying an Apple machine.


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A seal for the record.

It is not legal to use the Apple OS on non apple machines. These forums follow up by locking or removing any such discussion. If that needs to be discussed, there are forums that do that.

If you want to do what you say, the Apple machines are the answer.

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The easiest way to test alternative

Operating Systems is to run a virtual machine. Oracle has a product virtualbox that is free to downlad and install. Most Linux system are available as free downloads and can be install in Oracle Virtualbox. Each OS has it's own licensing agreement so you have to look into that to look at if it's legal to install.

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