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    Hackintosh

    afternoon all

    is anyone here have experience with hackintosh?

    i want to move away from windows, and was going to try Ubuntu but then i came across hackintosh, (osx on non apple hardware) i believe it runs very good on sony vaios which i have.

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    So is that an OS that operates like a MAC - I will look into that.

    Dont know anything about Hackintosh but i use Ubuntu (tried a few others but settled on Ubuntu) and can say that once you install it in dual boot - you will never go back.

    Even after at least 5 years of using it, i still have windows installed on my laptop and desktop but it never gets used. Ubuntu does it all and installs really easy into dual by sorting your partitions and providing a boot menu.

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    ye i am more than likely gonna move to ubuntu but i came across this

    hackintosh isnt an os i think its the methods to get the mac os onto non apple hardware, sposed to work really well, but looks abit of messing about after researching abit more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi2000 View Post
    is anyone here have experience with hackintosh?
    Tried it a year or 2 ago but could never get it to function properly. Presume it's a lot more mature by now though.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingpig View Post
    So is that an OS that operates like a MAC - I will look into that.
    No, it's installing a Mac OS on a windows laptop.
    Personally, I'd stick with Ubuntu.
    Ubuntu Gnome current 14.10 beta is an excellent release.
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    judge how does that ubuntu differ from the normal one?

    is it gnome the gui?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi2000 View Post
    judge how does that ubuntu differ from the normal one?

    is it gnome the gui?
    Yes, it's built on the normal release, just using Gnome.
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    i made a hackintosh dell inspiron a couple of years ago for messing with IOS devices, it actually worked quite well.
    unfortunately, i needed to use more and more windoze applications so had to wipe the hdd and go back.

    for all intents and purposes it worked as a mac - you just have to make sure you have all the right hardware as (at the time i was playing with it) there's limited drivers for the hardware

    have a look here http://www.hackintosh.com/

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    I don't have it running it on PC hardware directly, but I've managed to install the latest OS X Mavericks on a Windows 8.1 Dell laptop in a VMWare v10 environment. I've only had it running for a couple of weeks, but it seems to work really well. I'm pretty new to OSX, but have been able to install a few program's (including MS Office & Adobe CC) without any issues. I've also been able to copy the VM onto several other desktop and laptop PCs that are running VMWare and got it running on that hardware too.

    There's a small patch that needs to be applied to the VMWare program, which then allows you to select Apple OSX as an operating system. This patch came with the copy of OSX which I acquired. You should be able to find both on the usual torrent sites.

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    I am on 14.04 Gnome... Also installed UbuntuStudio release over the top... Got all the music and photo editing software. Absolutely brilliant for free....

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    i found something called niresh which should do it all automatically for me
    gonna give it a whirl see what happens,
    if not i will install ubuntu.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flyingpig View Post
    Also installed UbuntuStudio release over the top... Got all the music and photo editing software. Absolutely brilliant for free....
    Yes, used that for a while a few times, a few nice editing apps installed by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rossi2000 View Post
    i found something called niresh which should do it all automatically for me
    gonna give it a whirl see what happens,
    if not i will install ubuntu.
    The thing is with installing OSX, you're back to using closed source software. It's a nice OS but I really don't get the point in replacing one closed source for another, especially if not using it on the hardware it's designed for.
    If you want a Mac look & feel, pretty easy to do on most linux systems. I'd still prefer default Gnome as a desktop environment though (again you can pretty easily change it to a Mac look & feel if you really wanted...

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    im running ubuntu now.
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    I ran Ubuntu for months and it worked perfectly with every thing except my printer, which was pretty much the only reason why I took it off and went back to windows. That and the fact that I could not find any suitable Linux tools that would work with my Samsung Galaxy s5 at the time, and I desperately needed to flash it back to stock a android rom for the banking apps which would not work on rooted firmware.


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    I used a hackintosh for sometime around 2007-2009 until I bought an Apple iMac. They're great fun but you spend virtually all your time writing drivers for things.

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