It's refreshing to see an Apple-hater here. Somehow, we see more Windows-haters. Both points of view, of course, are irrational.

And it's uncommon to see a school prescribing a Mac indeed, either the hardware or the software. They might have good reasons for it, but as you don't write anything on that, I can't comment. But I'm sure it can't be called '********'.

Anyway, Apple doesn't allow install of it's OS on other hardware than its own. And discussion on illegal hacking activities is explicitely forbidden by the forum policies. So I'm locking this thread.

Kees