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Is Snow Leopard compatible with AMD processors?

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I was thinking about buying snow leopard OS for my computer. However i went to Best Buy and asked the Geek Squad people and they said that it will only work with Intel. I didn't buy it. I went to Google and did some research and i found some places that say it is and some that say that it isn't.

I have an AMD phenom 2 1090 T processor.

Is there a way to make this work??

Thanks for any help
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Question by:Josef Al-Chacar
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Snow Leopard is not technically "compatible" with anything other than Apple Hardware. Apple's EULA also forbids you from installing any Mac OS X version (other than Mac OS X server) on anything other than Apple hardware.

That being said, some people have been able to run Snow Leopard on AMD chips by building a special kernel that runs on the AMD systems.
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Really that's pretty dumb they are never gonna make sales like that but whatever. I'll read the article and see what i can do.
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They are not trying to sell software. Apple is a hardware manufacturer.
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I'm just gonna use ubuntu. It will save me some money I don't wanna break any laws either
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