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Hi guys,

The question that i am about to post is something that i have thought of implementing but i am not sure how to.

Can i have
Windows XP,
Slaskware 10,
Mac OS X Panther 10.3

on the same machine??
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Out of curiousity, why do you need all three on the same machine?
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i didnt know there was a way to put osx & xp on the same machine... and i doubt there is. (without an emulator)
dont know about slackware, but i've seen debian and osx on the same machine.
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You may dual, triple etc boot any machine as much as you like.

However, the system requirements, as someone already alluded to, prevent you from loading Mac OSX on Intel (or Intel-like) hardware.

As quoted from the Apple site;
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Requirements:

* Power Mac G3, G4 or G5
* iMac
* eMac
* PowerBook G3 or G4
* iBook computer with 128 MB of physical RAM
* Built-in USB


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I wanted all 3 os on the same machine just for experimental sake.
I recall ever seeing mac os x on a intel based machine before.
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Who needs Mac OSX anyway. I run XP and Slack on my laptop. :wink:
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Mac os works differently with the hardware CPU. x86 software you pointed out, slackware, xp, wont work on apple on the account of it not being x86
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Foxy wrote:
Mac os works differently with the hardware CPU. x86 software you pointed out, slackware, xp, wont work on apple on the account of it not being x86


Actually, that statement is not entirely accurate.

There are several flavors of Linux which run on the PPC architecture, not to mention NetBSD runs on nearly anything. I mention this, as there have been installations of Slackware specifically on Mac (PPC) systems.

It just doesn't go the other way.

To the original poster; if you want OS X, get FreeBSD 5 and run KDE3.x.

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hmm...so it may not be possible to install mac os x on a intel based system but it may be possible to install linux like NetBSD on a Mac machine...am i right?
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cheyrou wrote:
hmm...so it may not be possible to install mac os x on a intel based system but it may be possible to install linux like NetBSD on a Mac machine...am i right?


Well, NetBSD is NOT Linux, it is one of the branches of BSD Unix... essentially.

The other option was a Linux distribution which does install on that architecture. YMMV.

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thats a big no to intel. You can run PearPC and use Mac OS X like that, but granted it will be slow.

and macos x is a bit easier then bsd... :/

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