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at work we only have windows, but some of the doctors bring in their MacBooks. I was helping a doctor the other day and couldn't get something working, but he had to leave. So to continue working on his problem, I thought if I had a Mac to work on, when he shows up next time I could fix his problem.
So, frankly, I can't afford to get a Mac, but was hoping I could setup the Mac OS on something like virtualbox.
Has anyone done this? If so, are there any pit falls I should look for? Also, I assume I would have to buy the OS. I don't really work with apples much, so which OS version is available? I did a quick google search to look into buying the OS, and snow leopard came up at the apple store, but was only $20! that didn't seem right, I though it would be at least a couple hundred?
any help on this would be greatly appreciated
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
It is a breach of the Apple End User License Agreement, to install or use Mac OS X on anything other than Apple hardware.

So you will have to purchase Apple hardware, and use Virtualbox on it.

Experts at Experts Exchange cannot discuss installing OS X on anything other than Apple hardware.

(i) to download, install, use and run for personal, non-commercial use, one (1) copy of the Apple
Software directly on each Apple-branded computer running OS X Mavericks, OS X Mountain
Lion, OS X Lion or OS X Snow Leopard (“Mac Computer”) that you own or control;


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JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
oh, I didn't know that. Ok, I'll look on ebay for a Mac
If you post a detailed description of the problem the doctor has here, we may be able to help you resolve it.
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
You can get a Mac Mini from Micro Center (if you're near one) for $400.
JeffBeallAuthor Commented:
sorry strung and Lee W, I already closed the question.
as for details, sorry, but I would have to see the doctor's laptop again. I don't work on a lot of Macs and can't think of where he was off the top of my head.
thank you for the offer though.
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