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  • OSX on x86?

    Since I have been using iMacs at school for the past 2 years, Ive really began to like the Mac os. I think we use 9 point something. I was wondering if anyone knows if Apple plans on releasing an x86 version of panther/jaguar, or if anyone knows of a good way to emulate them on a windows PC (Let me know if this goes against forum rules). Last resort, one hell of a great theme for XP Pro.

    Any takers?

  • #2
    OSX is based on a Unix core, so all you gotta do is find a distro that offers a similar interface. There is also a sweet looking OS X skin that a friend of mine uses...

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    • #3
      you can't get THE OSX on a PC, but there are many things for Linux that can mimic parts the OSX gui... you could just install Linux on a Mac, but that's not what you were asking ;)

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      • #4
        Enjoy Darwin: http://developer.apple.com/darwin/

        this is the X86 version of MacOS X

        there are both power PC and x86 version available here: http://www.opendarwin.org/downloads/

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DigitalDD
          Enjoy Darwin: http://developer.apple.com/darwin/

          this is the X86 version of MacOS X

          there are both power PC and x86 version available here: http://www.opendarwin.org/downloads/
          interesting, but it seems to be primarily for developers and not for use as a desktop OS, but I could be wrong :shrug:

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          • #6
            Thanks guys. Ill try out this darwin but im not keeping my hopes up. It sounds like just the developer side, but its worth the shot. And hey, its a nice fast server, D/L was <1MB for a while before averaging out at 405kb/s :D

            I also managed to find a nice XP Skin @ http://www.jonmega.com/~iceman/ if anyone else out there is interested. It does require that you have StyleXP or another styling program of the sort.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by minibubba
              interesting, but it seems to be primarily for developers and not for use as a desktop OS, but I could be wrong :shrug:
              I've downloaded it and set it up as server. it works well like that. And I'm sure you can get X Windows running just no jaguar interface..

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              • #8
                www.themexp.org

                MAC theme there....don't know why you would want it tho...

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                • #9
                  Will it run Mac programs though? If not, what's the point?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Yawgm0th
                    Will it run Mac programs though? If not, what's the point?
                    Exactly, cuz its ugly.

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                    • #11
                      About the darwin v6.6.2. I tried it out for a few weeks on another hd, never really used it for much. Got rid of it last night, too busy with everything else, and needed that hd for something. It was fussy about network cards and would not work with certain brands like dlink.
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                      • #12
                        7.0.1 wont install on my system with my onboard Realtek NIC. Hopefully they will continue to boost support on future releases.

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                        • #13
                          You would have to disable the obn and use a compatable pci nic, there is a list of them in the readme.
                          athlon xp-m@2456mhz(12x204)
                          tt aquariusII liquid cooled/ arctic silver ceramique
                          asus a7n8xe-dlx
                          thermaltake xaserIII lanfire
                          bfg 6800gt
                          seagate sataII 250gb/seagate 7200rpm 160gb ide
                          samsung dvdrw
                          2x1024 kingston hyper-x pc3200/ windows xp pro sp3
                          logitech mx518/ logitech wingman rumble
                          2x samsung 955df 19"/ canon i960
                          creative x-fi fatal1ty 64mb/ altec lansing 251-5.1
                          mushkin 550w

                          opteron 146 @ 2850 (10x285)
                          DFI infinity nf4 ultra
                          thermaltake tsunami dream -black
                          seagate sataII 500gb
                          evga 8600gt oc ssc edition
                          samsung sata dvd-rw
                          2x1024 ocz black
                          logitech ifeel/ nec accusync 75f
                          ocz fatal1ty 550w

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by minibubba
                            you can't get THE OSX on a PC, but there are many things for Linux that can mimic parts the OSX gui... you could just install Linux on a Mac, but that's not what you were asking ;)
                            Read my post...And yes i did!...lol
                            http://forums.tweaktown.com/viewtopic.php?t=18483

                            http://forums.tweaktown.com/files/macosxpc_340.jpg
                            http://forums.tweaktown.com/files/newmacosxpc.jpg

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                            • #15
                              heyas

                              There is a perfect emulation scheme for the mac os x.

                              it is called pear pc emulator found here

                              http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/

                              and the os you can find yourself :P

                              It works with numerous os's so i hope you find it helpful in your endeavour.

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