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Intel Bsed Mac Os download

Hi,

I want to learn the Imac Os so any one tell me from where i can download the Intel Based mac os download.

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DrNikon224Commented:
You cannot download OS X. It comes with all new Apple hardware, or it is available commercially if you have older hardware. You can purchase OS X here: http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?mco=7E4EB91E&nplm=MA453Z/A
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mtc_comAuthor Commented:
Hi dr. nikon...

there is emulator of Mac os is avilable but i am not getting it.

If you have intel based mac os pl tell me..i want to learn the mac os..

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DrNikon224Commented:
What do you mean by "emulator of Mac os"? Are you talking about Parallels / Boot Camp? These offer the capability to run Windows on Mac hardware. I'm fairly certain there is not a product that will allow you to run OS X on non-Apple hardware - it is currently a violation of the OS X licensing agreement.

Where did you hear about the OS X emulator? Even if you were able to load OS X on your own PC, you still need to purchase OS X - it's not freeware and isn't available anywhere for free.
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mtc_comAuthor Commented:
Yes..

you are right...but there are mac hardware emulator and that can be used to run mac os on intel cpu based platforms...i was serching on internet and i cam to know that..i am not aware of the license but i just sercing for the same if it is freely avilable..i want to learn the mac os .

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DrNikon224Commented:
Ok - I understand that you have a hardware emulator that allows you to run OS X on your Intel hardware. You still need to go purchase actual OS X discs to be able to install the Mac OS on your emulator. These discs cost money - see the link for the Apple Store that I posted above.
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Eoin OSullivanConsultantCommented:
mtc_com ....
1. OSX 10.4 for Intel is not available for sale at present (only included with new computers as mentioned by DrNIKON224) .. the link above from DrNIKON224 is for OSX for PPC chips only!!!  So you CANNOT buy OSX for Intel legally at present.  The new version of OSX 10.5 for Intel is due at the end of October.

2. Illegal copies of OSX 10.4 for Intel are available on certain Torrent websites (but I'm not saying any more than that)

3. Running OSX 10.4 for Intel on anything other than Apple Hardware also makes it more difficult.  There is no software emulator for OSX hardware running on Intel Hardware that I know of.  Instead there are certain other PCs from Dell, Toshiba, Sony etc. which have been able to run OSX (not everything may work such as audio, wireless etc.)  Again I will only point you to http://www.osx86project.org
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DrNikon224Commented:
Thanks for the correction eoino - forgot about that - I don't deal with retail copies so I overlooked the fact that the only thing you can **buy** right now is for PPC chips. They don't have an Intel version of OSX available for purchase because everything on which you can run the Intel version of OSX (Intel Mac systems) already come with an installation disc for Intel OSX. The new version of OS X (10.5, Leopard) will be a Universal OS and you'll be able to buy a copy that you can install on both PPC and Intel systems.

Apologies for the confusion.

Still, what you're trying to do (running Intel OS X in emulation), while proven possible, is not supported or condoned by Apple's OS X license. Although the license for 10.5 hasn't been released, I expect it to be very similar to the license for 10.4, in which virtualizing OS X is a no-no. You can virtualize Windows and Linux OS's on Mac systems, and there are virtualization tools that run on PCs, but none that I'm aware of that natively support OS X.

If you're seriously interested in learning Mac OS, pick up a Mac Mini for about $600 (http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/wa/RSLID?nnmm=browse&mco=7B723644&node=home/shop_mac/family/mac_mini)
It comes with Intel OS X, and you can use your favorite VNC client to control it from your PC.
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vividmediagroupCommented:
run a search on OSX86

You can find yourself a solution to run OSX on almost ANY Windoze machine. It likes the Intel chipests the best though....for obvious reasons... And, no graphics cards over 512, unless you want a really big headache.....

Just buy a mac. It's WAY faster than ANY Windoze box. I tried OSX86 on a Dell Precision M90. Fully spec'ed, with a $2000 Quadro 3500M graphics card and 4GB of RAM... My little brother's G4 running OSX blew it out of the water in day to day tasks.....

If it came down to rendering.....the monster Dell PC would win..vs. a new MBP... but not by much....maybe a few seconds....due to the hardware openGL. But, since you'll be spending 90% of your time fixing/maintaining your PC...that made up time is null and void... just buy the mac. even in emulation on PC hardware, same hardware as Apple, Core2Duo, graphics, memory, chhipset even......it ran slower. WAY WAY WAY slower. I bought a Mac the day after my little brother's G4 smoked my $5000 Dell M90. Fucking joke that computer was.... I'd shove it up Bill Gate's ass if he let me.....
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