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Running OS X 10.4 on a PC using Virtual Box

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I'm getting an AMD Athlon II quad core PC today with Windows 7, replacing an aging PowerPC iMac. I'd still like to use some of the Mac-only programs on my old computer, like FinalCut Pro and GarageBand. I found a great article on Lifehacker about using VirtualBox to set up a virtual Snow Leopard machine, but I'm wondering if I can use my existing software and just run OS X 10.4 instead.

Is that doable?
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Question by:G-Warren
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I don't think this is something with can discuss here, due to the breach of Apple's EULA.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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but in answer to your question. If you have Windows 7 Ultimate, you could try XP Mode and try and run OS X 10.4 in a virtual machine in XP Mode. But I think it's unlikely to run, as XP Mode, seems to be "tuned" to run Microsoft Operating Systems only and not other OSes. However VMware Workstation can run OS X.
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Thanks for the heads up, I'll accept the answer and close out the discussion for the sake of staying above board.
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if you use VMware Workstation 6.5.3 or later you have a chance of doing what you want in your question. However, AMD Athon II, I'n not sure if it has the VT and SSE3 you require for OS X to work correctly.
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