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Windows on a mac? How about mac on Windows?

someone have resently sucessfully installed windows on an apple mac. i was wondering wheather you could install Mac OS X Tiger on a windows or non-apple computer?

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Eventually

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But Apple will be aggressively countering the procedure with updates and fixes.


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Because of the chip sets?

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Is the implication here that by going over to Intel chip sets, Apple has been obliged to create an OS that could theoretically be installed on a standard PC?

No doubt there are 1,001 ways Apple can inhibit that, so that the OS will only install on a machine recognised as 'one of its own'.

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That is the plan, thus far

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How well they can do at preventing unauthorized installation remains to be seen


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Somebody Did That Once

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I remember somebody in Switserland coming up with a MacOS version that would run on a PC (quite well, actually.) Faster than you could say Cupertino, the programmer had a cease-and-desist-or-else-there-will-be-dire-consequenses order from Apple's legal department.

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Personally I hope not, but.....

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While technically possible, one of the reasons why Apple computers run so smoothly is because they are closed systems. As soon as you have to try to accomodate for all sorts of different hardware, perhaps even AMD chips and so forth you will get slow degredation of the OS. With OSX Apple essentially scrapped everything and started from scratch with the OS from the ground up.

One of the reasons XP is as problematic as it is and Vista is taking so long to develop is because Microsoft is trying to include 30 years of backwards compatability for your obscure DOS programs and a million possible hardware configurations.

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i am trying to install..........

In reply to: Personally I hope not, but.....

i have failed miserably three times, while installing mac on xp system, but so many help coming on;), frm diff. sources will deinately allow u to accomplish tat task.

and well on xp being problematic, i wud like 2 say xp is not problematic, but the user is, and regarding DOS compatibility, it is dropped in Win NT/2000/XP itself, u cud run console and type on commands, but not the way it is in win98.
and i tink no OS cud attain 95% spread rate with 4-5 configurations available in market.

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