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
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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.
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 >
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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