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10th January 2007, 13:50

I would think OSX would initially detect the hardware and then install, he doesn't specify if there is anything specific you need, but he does indicate the hardware compatibility list for OSX.

10th January 2007, 14:23
You can find the same info and a lot more overhere: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

10th January 2007, 14:51
Hmmm, should I build a low end OSX box?

10th January 2007, 14:54
nope, just buy a mac mini if you want to play.

seriously, its a PITA to try to keep it working etc on a non apple machine.

11th January 2007, 03:56
What sasq said, I got a copy of osx running on my PC (triple boot, WinXP, Ubuntu, OS-X :D), it works good, but there are some little annoyances (all hardware related). Buying an iMac or a Mac mini will give you a problem free OS-X.

11th January 2007, 06:25
What type of annoyances?

11th January 2007, 06:29
hardware issues, quartz (the UI engine) not running at full enhanced mode, software updates breaking parts or the whole system.

I spend my life on a macbook pro, no mess, no fuss, it works.
while i don't condone piracy, which is what you would need to do to run osx on a non mac box, i can understand playing with a tripple boot, if you just want to see what osx is like.
as a constant use machine, the constant patches/tweaks/BS you would need to go through to keep it working sweet is just not worth it.

Better to spend the cash for a 'low end machine' on a mac mini and a decent KVM switch.

11th January 2007, 11:08
What sasq said again :), you can get fully functional quartz etc but you need to apply patches and hacks etc. And security patches and other patches can break your system. It's nice to play with but thats it.

11th January 2007, 13:00
hear ya loud and clear, certainly not worth the effort then!