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Randy's avatar

Is it possible to put leopard on a pc?

Asked by Randy (11214points) February 21st, 2008 from iPhone
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yannick's avatar

depends on your processor type…

Randy's avatar

But it could be done then?

felipelavinz's avatar

It can be done… only if you have an Intel CPU (I think just Core Duos or Core 2 Duos work) and all your hardware is recognized and works with OSX… search Google for “Hackintosh”, that should give you some interesting pages to start looking for it

yannick's avatar

exactly. haha…

cwilbur's avatar

In theory, it’s possible. It depends on the specific hardware in your computer, and doing it requires hacking Leopard and violating Apple’s license agreement. It’s also highly unlikely to run as smoothly on a generic computer as it does on Mac hardware.

aaronblohowiak's avatar

http://www.insanelymac.com/

also, search for “Hackintosh” on the public wish lists on newegg.com for a shopping list ready to order.

but then, you dont get the warrantee or any garauntee that it will keep running. And you have a beige box. Just buy the mac.

-Aaron

joeysefika's avatar

I’ve done it (with a hacked version of mac) and it worked a treat (Until it crashed) although my laptop was quite old and could only just run it. If you have a newish computer or one with good specs go for it!
See it here

shadling21's avatar

I was looking at buying a new Mac, but couldn’t afford it. I pieced a computer together for about $1000 CAD and installed Kalyway OS 10.5. Worked like a charm… kind of. I had to install some patches, and now all that’s giving me a headache is the onboard NIC.

I was inspired by these LifeHacker articles
and, of course, the OSx86 forums.

swimmindude2496's avatar

Something else to consider would be this

Or what shadling said.

MrBlogger's avatar

It is possible. I dont recommend it though also Its illegal but whatever. Now everyone downloads illegal content.

joeysefika's avatar

Using Disk Utility you can turn your leopard disk into a DMG then patch it with the needed patch (i cant remember the name of the patch) then re-burn it and install

kullervo's avatar

Apple are currently suing a company that are putting Leopard on PCs (Psystar). They build systems more powerful than the Mac equivalent and sell them for cheaper so Apple aren’t happy.
http://news.zdnet.co.uk/software/0,1000000121,39482897,00.htm

Psystar site: http://psystar.com/buying_a_used_apple_computer.html

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