Is OS X 10.x on vmware legal and save

Hi Experts
i found a OS X 10.x on a friend VMware 12 i surprised because i don't know that is possible
i asked him if i can take a copy of the vmware OS X image and he say yes
my question is that legal
and i am afraid because i thinks it may include a virus or spyware it that true
MASWORLDAsked:
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
Judging by the "easy copy" i guess is not legal...
Gerwin Jansen, EE MVETopic Advisor Commented:
This is illegal, you are only allowed to run MacOS on Apple hardware.

https://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/MacOSX.htm
2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time,and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time. You may make one copy of the Apple Software (excluding the Boot ROM code) in machine-readable form for backup purposes only; provided that the backup copy must include all copyright or other proprietary notices contained on the original.
TemodyPickalbatros, IT ManagerCommented:
my question is that legal
the short answer is not

You can virtualize Server OS X versions and OS X Lion and Mountain Lion on Macs, but not on PCs. Read the OS X Terms of Use > http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/OSX1082.pdf
 
However, on a Macintosh, you can install OS X on Parallels, VMware Fusion or VirtualBox without problem

and i am afraid because i thinks it may include a virus or spyware it that true
AFAIK it's not save people who do things like that not do it fore free

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Neil RussellTechnical Development LeadCommented:
A) It is not legal to install OSX on anything other than an Apple computer.
B) It is not legal to copy any commercial OS/software from a friend.
MASWORLDAuthor Commented:
thanks all i think so
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Aside from running it on non-apple hardware, you made a COPY of the OS and Apple didn't get paid.
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