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Install Mac/Apple on a PC?

What do I need to do to install Mac/Apple OS on a PC. I have a few PC's laying around and want to start playing with MAC but don't want to buy one for $1000 or more.
Buying the software looked a little confusing; I would want the latest but couldn't find the full version or didn’t believe the price was so low. Is it really only $30 : http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/os-x-lion/id444303913?mt=12&ls=1
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athomsfereCommented:
So, my first question would be why?

As far as how to, there are many hacker's guides to building a "Hackintosh" but legally you can't. The Big evil Apple has made a point to put it in the EULA that you can only install the Mac OS on an Apple PC. Mac OS also only supports a handful of drivers, so even getting it to work at all is a painstaking, maybe it will work most likely it won't process.

The price $30 is right, but note that thats really the equivalent of a service pack. When you buy a Apple PC is comes preinstalled with OSX, you can then upgrade to the latest service pack for $30... this time. Most of the Upgrades have cost more along the tune of $130.
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calitechAuthor Commented:
So how upgradeable is a cheap G4-G5 computer. I would mainly want a fast duo core processor.
I can find some on Craigslist but I don't want a slow piece of junk.
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athomsfereCommented:
I believe the G4 / G5 never got past the PowerPC CPUs... so there is not much you can do to upgrade them. You will have limited choice on OS too...

That should be fine if all you want to do is play around a little.

If you buy anything made late 2006 or later you should be OK with an Intel CPU... Any OS after 10.6 will not work on the PowerPC.
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calitechAuthor Commented:
what is the next level after that, I do want to play but don't want to be slowed down incase I want to start using it.
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athomsfereCommented:
What is the next level of what exactly?
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calitechAuthor Commented:
after a powerpc or G5
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strungCommented:
The next level is an Intel chip Mac.
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strungCommented:
Here are the minimum system requirements for the current OS ( OS 10.7 - Lion):

http://www.apple.com/macosx/specs.html
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strungCommented:
And you can find the actual tech specs of any model of Mac here:  http://support.apple.com/specs/
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calitechAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help
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