Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by Brad, Jan 9, 2004.
do you think this will ever happen?
No, I don't think Mac OSX will ever be able to run on the PC. The Mac hardware and PC hardware are different, as are the processors. There are programs that you can download to emulate a Macintosh. Just google around for some of them.
You can get Darwin for PC which is the "guts" of OS X. But OS X as it is on the Mac will not happen.
It might become possible through emulation in the distant future, but OS X will probably be obsolete by then. It would be somewhat like the 68k Mac situation today. BasiliskII and some other emulators can be used to emulate 68k Mac hardware to run upto Mac OS 8.1 on a PC, but nothing later than that. PowerPC emulation hasn't come yet, and probably won't come for a while.
i love OSX. sigh. i have gotten as far as editing some dll files and such and gotten a really close look alike, but thats it.
The hardware being different isn't really a problem technically, but is probably the big reason. If Apple were to sell OSX to PC, who would want to buy a Mac? Sure some hardcore fans would, but the ones that aren't in it for the brand would probably rather buy three PCs instead of one Mac for the same price....
Didn't Jobs himself mention that it is, in fact, possible?
It will never happen. Simple as that
dont say that!!!! awwww
Well if I didn't say it, someone else would.
If you want OS X, buy a mac, I did, and I haven't looked back since.
I wouldn't go so far as to say it'll NEVER happen. Like I said earlier, give it a few years...many years rather, at which time OS X will be considered a piece of obsolete junk. That's when you'll probably see an emulator come by. If the 68k Macs could be emulated, I don't see why PowerPCs never will be. It just takes time, and a lot of it.
Emulation isn't official, therefore Mac OS X on an Intel based PC will never happen
Just as Windows on the Macintosh will never happen, I have Windows XP on here running via VirtualPC 6, but it's not actually on my Mac so to speak.
True...if you look at it that way
To me, "on" means to actually boot the OS from a powered down state, and also using full system resources rather than shared with a parent operating system
which is why OS X will never be "on" Intel Based PCs
And on Amd based PCs ?
AMD are classed as Intel based.
Intel and AMD are labelled x86 or something.
Yup, as in 186, 286, 386, which would get up to 986 then look stupid, so x86 it is
If they kept going we must be up to 886 I suppose as the original pentium was nicknamed 586. I still remember my first pc a 386dx 32Mhz with 1MB of ram and a 40MB HDD!! It even had a special button to reduce the speed to 16Mhz for apps which couldn't handle the fast speed!