is OS X on a pc illegal?

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so i was looking around on some mac forums, and there was a post asking about someone trying to install OS X on a pc, and the mod of the forum replied and stated that trying to install the Apple OS on non-Apple hardware was a violation of their software license agreement, but i was looking over the agreement a little and didn't see anywhere where it stated this. so, is it true?
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I don't see anything

http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/MacOSX.htm
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thats what i was saying, but every mac forum i've seen says that it is. :(
i think they're lying..



unless you were being sarcastic..in which case, oops. lol i just started reading it..
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2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time.


ok i believe them. lol
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Well, it's not a crime, it's just a violation of the license agreement.
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right.
therefore, no help is ever given. lol
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Hey, why do people think that Apple doen't make a PC, I have 4 PC's 2 of them are Macs using OS 9.2 OS, one is an E machine using Windows XP OS and the other is a Mac using OSX OS, but they are all Personal Computers.
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Oy. Not that this has anything to do with anything, but it's called shorthand. It's a convention now that gives everyone a paradigm within which to think, converse, make references. Everyone knows they're all personal computers, but just as PC is much shorter than "IBM-PC Compatible," so too "Mac" and "PC" are a convenient way to differentiate between platforms since they're shorter than "my personal computer running OS X Tiger 10.4.8" and "my personal computer running Windows Vista Release Candidate 2."
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basically.
why do people argue common knowledge?

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Sorry I started this, my message wasn't for the Professor, it was for the students, I also didn't think it was 'common knowledge', my first PC was a TRS80, just wanted the recent PC users to know that a Mac is a PC!
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I'm fairly certain its not illegal but why?! Your going to envounter a lot of driver problems b/c the hardware may not work properly with the OS and thus you will probably have to practicaly write your own drivers.
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OS X = based on BSD = Unix.
i dont think itd be too difficult..
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And and and.. Afaik, Apple is submitting Leopard to The Open Group for Unix certification. If awarded, it will no longer be "based on." =)
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oooh nice. very nice.
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no its not, my friend has it on his PC, and i work at the apple store and my boss says its fine, and even if it was who gives a damn.
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Bacon Heartburn wrote:
no its not, my friend has it on his PC, and i work at the apple store and my boss says its fine, and even if it was who gives a damn.

the mac forums give a damn as if you even mention a pc and OSX they wont give any help/support to you whatsoever. i tried installing it on my pc and i think the problem is that i need a usb keyboard because it wasn't detecting my logitech ps/2. at all. even a little. but it had no problems with my usb mouse. but i dont want to buy a keyboard when i'm not sure its the problem
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We should all 'give a damn' about whether things are legal or not!
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Where can I download MacOSX on Windows.
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PorPapeR wrote:
Where can I download MacOSX on Windows.

*shakes head*
you kids will never learn....



YOU CANT.
there ya go, there's your answer. no further discussion of "downloading" said product will continue.
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Yes it will continue :-)

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Where can I download MacOSX on Windows.


WTF? WTF are you TALKING ABOUT?

/urs/BIN? WTF?

It matters what OS you're using to download MacOSX? WTF?

WTF!

The answer to your question is 'On the planet Earth'. Duh. WTF!

WTF? Or should "WTF?" be "WTF." since that's the new trend in punctuation.



WTF FTW,
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weird. i got 2 emails saying there was a reply on 2 separate posts, one of those existing here, and when i clicked on them neither existed.
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hey anarchy. OSX is quite usable with a ps/2 mouse so that wouldnt be your problem. I had OSX running on my dell about a year ago. It was so useless since my P4 was ill equipped. couldnt use any mac apps. Still fun to do it if you're bored though.
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odd. but a ps/2 mouse wasn't my problem, the ps/2 keyboard was. either way, i now have usb peripherals so *shrug* they all work. i'm trying 10.4.7 , i dont know what version you installed but yea...i gave up on that after i accidentally deleted my partition table for my 300GB sata2 drive...yea that sucked. lol
maybe i'll try again someday soon but idk.
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ouch, thats harsh. i have no idea what version i installed. i installed it a long time ago. i think that was back before i even had a mac ( i have 2 now). On an unrelated note you should try Sabayon Linux. nice gentoo based live cd that comes with xgl and aiglx and beryl and all sorts of other goodies. look it up. just be aware there is a mini version cause the regular one is like 3+ gigs.
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yea... kororra xgl is a gentoo livecd thats had xgl for quite some time, but i'll check out some screenshots of the one you mentioned and check it out. thanks for the suggestion
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Yeah I tried Kororra when you told me about it a good while back. but sabayon comes with more goodies. works beautifully on my macbook. only problem is i cant force it to use my macbooks native screen resolution of 1280x800. I also dont like the partitioner it comes with. wouldnt let me partition for some reason. anyway let me know how it goes.

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