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For those that did it, what programs did you use, like for the boot etc or did you use a virtual machine? Some people use chameleon or something like that.

asked Jul 10 '10 at 12:19

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The question has been closed for the following reason "lol it was funny to see all of ur hate responses XD" by Patxi Jul 10 '10 at 18:37

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answered Jul 10 '10 at 12:28

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This topic scares the wussified.


answered Jul 10 '10 at 12:31

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edited Jul 10 '10 at 12:33

I thought about it once. But, I couldn't find a way around Apple's EULA.

answered Jul 10 '10 at 12:30

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The only 100% legal way to do it is to use an official Apple motherboard. The rest of the components you can add yourself, as OSX is tied specifically to the motherboard/EFI by the EULA.

Not so much a "Hackintosh," more like a "Franken-Mac"

You could also use the (much more expensive) OSX Server, which is licensed by Apple for use in virtual machines.

(Jul 10 '10 at 14:18) Leapo Leapo's gravatar image

Excellent explanation! Thumbs up to you Leapo!

(Jul 10 '10 at 14:51) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

Originally in 1996 i started with mandrake 10 and then moved on to pearPC with OS 10.1 After that about 2000 i would just customize ubuntu 8.04 to look the way i wanted I had a powermac G4 tower for a while but it was very unstable I also dualbooted ubuntu and winVista on a optiplex gx620 Lately ive been trying to buy and sell net books and the $300 macbook on ebay Having three operating system choices is very appealing

answered Jul 10 '10 at 12:36

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Doug Willard

This isn't illegal if you have a legit copy of Mac OS X with a license.

answered Jul 10 '10 at 12:41

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No, this isn't illegal if you have a retail copy of Mac OS X and a Macintosh computer. If you don't have a Macintosh computer, you can't legally do this.

(Jul 10 '10 at 12:44) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

It is illegal to run Apple software on non-Apple branded computers. It is also illegal to sell Apple software on eBay if the sale doesn't include the Apple license. If my logic is correct, such a scenario would void the Apple license (or any other legal document, for that matter) as far as the buyer is concerned.

(Jul 10 '10 at 12:54) Seb Seb's gravatar image

The only way that people would think of getting around the EULA, and copyright protections, would be from Title 17, Section 1201, Pursuit F, Paragraph 1 of the DMCS as of 1999. People without Macs can't do this, as it states that you had to have lawfully obtained the right to use the software, the only way to lawfully obtain the right would be to own a Macintosh.

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:02) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

Psystar Corporation is a Miami, Florida based company which sold "Open Computers". These computers, first announced in April 2008, had the option to be pre-installed with Mac OS X Leopard, making them the first commercially distributed non-Apple Macintosh computers.[1] In November 2009, a U.S. Federal District Court ruled Psystar violated Apple's copyrights in doing so.[2] ... more

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:05) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image

I know about the Psystar case, I used to be big on hackintoshes....

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:08) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

This assumes that the person buying MacOSX has accessed the EULA to begin with. If the EULA is on the media and is displayed during installation (I wouldn't know) then I have no argument. However, if the EULA is to be distributed as a printed document and a seller neglects his duty to provide the EULA (which is illegal to begin with), then the seller effectively becomes the guarantor for the contract. The buyer doesn't know the terms of use. The contract is void in the context of the buyer.

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:35) Seb Seb's gravatar image

It's printed on paper.

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:39) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

... and it isn't displayed at any point during the installation process?

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:46) Seb Seb's gravatar image

Don't know about that, I know there's some things you have to accept during the installation process though.

(Jul 10 '10 at 13:54) AppleHack23 AppleHack23's gravatar image

Yes. The EULA is posted during the install process, and that's where Psystar lost the case. Psystar still is obligated to support the Open Computers they sold.

Building a hackintosh is like building a custom pc, but in violation of Apple's EULA.

Are owners of Psystar Open Computers breaking the law? Are builders of hackintoshes for personal use breaking the law?

If users modify Windows, Unix, Linux, MacOS, etc. ... Are they not also breaking EULAs?

(Jul 10 '10 at 14:00) r0bErT4u r0bErT4u's gravatar image
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Lifehacker recently posted a guide on how to run OSX inside a virtualbox: How to Run Mac OS X in VirtualBox on Windows

answered Jul 10 '10 at 14:36

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I don't think Hakintosh is that good due to Poor Performance and Drivers :-(


I had a friend do some research about it on my Laptop the Dell Inpiron 1545. My Graphics card will not run Flash on Hakintosh, Thats why.

answered Jul 10 '10 at 14:43

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