Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Turning PC Into Apple Macintosh: Hackintosh

A 'Hackintosh' is a computer that runs Apple's OS X operating system on non-Apple hardware. This has been possible since Apple's switch from IBM's PowerPC processors to Intel processors a few years ago. Until recently, building a PC-based Mac was something done only by hard-core hackers and technophiles, but in the last few months, building a Hackintosh PC has become much easier. Benchmark Reviews looks at what it's possible to do with PC hardware and the Mac Snow Leopard OS today, and the pros and cons of building a Hackintosh computer system over purchasing a supported Apple Mac Pro.

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39 comments:

  1. tbh I prefer windows, but OSX is a good OS too

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  2. I am totally into this idea. I have always avoided mac because I had no power like this.

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  3. why would you ever want to ruin a pc with mac software?

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  4. tried this before. not really click with me. still using ubuntu and win7.

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  5. why would you do that? Why ruin a PC?

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  6. I wouldn't really do that to my pc :I

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  7. I have a friend who has done this, he loves it

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  8. This would be a project that I will never ever do. Although it might have similar consequences to getting chocolate in my peanut butter.

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  9. @hungrr

    You'd want to do it so you could have Mac OS and not get ripped off on the hareware. Apple overcharges customers baaaaaddddddd...

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  10. I think im just going to stick with my mac and not try and turn my pc into one lol

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  11. Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

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  12. Already have a PC and a mac in the house. I still feel more comfortable with windows than mac. My GF feels the opposite. Jack Sprat syndrome I guess.

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  13. i tried this once.
    NEVER AGAIN.
    my hardware was so unfitting for leopard, there were like no hacks around, and the ones that were around were like
    TOTALLY OLD
    or not working
    :F
    it's easier to just by a mac, but that depends on the hardware you already own.

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  14. Good stuff, will pas this through to my dad because he wants Mac stuff but their OS is shit (Microsoft is as well but whatever) so he can then put Microsoft on his Mac...

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  15. Nice post Jill, keep it coming <3

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  16. Alright, but why would you want to do that?

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  17. I would just still with PC! MACs are not really my thing lol

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  18. Being that Apple OS is a variant on FreeBSD, wouldn't it make more sense to just FreeBSD or use some other *nix?

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  19. I like OSX but am more comfortable with Win 7

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  20. Is there any purpose for using Mac on PC?

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  21. At this rate,why would you even want a hackintosh? just buy a damn mac.

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  22. I'm too used to my PC. Granted, it's Windows Vista, which is nearly universally agreed to be a shitty OS, but I've made it work for me, and hence the love. It's not about what it is, but whether it works for you.

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  23. I like my mac running on a mac os. screw pc's :P

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  24. That's cool! I use vmware and run os x on my pc. Would like to multiboot instead though.

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  25. Apple sucks balls. Sorry, just the truth. :P LINUX ALL THE WAYYYY!!! :D

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  26. Great read because the only terrible thing about the Mac is with it's inability to upgrade. Finally someone spreads the best of both worlds

    http://quarterqwerty.blogspot.com/

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