[OPINION] Apple Not Allowing OSX on PCs

Feb 5, 2011 by

Windows and Linux are universal OSes, which means that they can be installed on practically any computer, including Macs. OSX, aka Mac OSX, is different. This OS doesn’t allow installation on any computer, only Macs.

Why is this a problem for you?

Well I believe that everybody should have access to the “World’s Best Operating System,” not only the people that can afford a $1000+ hardware. It’s unfair, because Apple wants you to drain your wallet to use it instead of wasting about a Mac’s worth of revenue using OSX on a Windows.

What about Hackintoshing?

Hackintoshing is completely unstable, and I will not encourage anyone to use it. Also it is illegal to use pirated version of OSX i.e. iAtkos, iPC, iDeneb, etc.

Why should I care, I love Windows?

It’s not called the “Best Operating System” for nothing, plus it’s $29, Windows is $100+. And Windows has blue screens of death, needs defragmentation, actually has a registry, slows down after twelve minutes of use, has a bad GUI that you get sick of, and has numerous compatibility issues and is susceptible to more viruses then there are people.

Everyone deserves a great OS. I hope that one day Apple will understand.

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  • Hector, I must disagree with you. That’s solely Apple’s call to keep its OS on Apple hardware. And no, it’s not $29. That was just the 10.6 Snow Leopard upgrade fee, although you’re right, you CAN use the DVD to do a fresh installation without having OS X 10.5.

    Simply because Apple doesn’t allow it doesn’t make it illegal to install OS X on ANY Intel-based computer if you know what you’re doing. It’s only “against Apple policy”. They don’t want you to, but they also don’t want you to jailbreak iOS and it’s still something that many of us do and it, too, is not illegal.

    Try running OS X in a virtual machine from within Windows 7 and you should be able to jailbreak iOS 4.2.1, because that’s why you wrote this article, right? ;-)

    • Patrick

      It is illegal. Take a look at the End User License Agreement. It says that “OS X cannot be installed on any non-Apple branded computer”
      Direct quote from the EULA “2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
      A. Single Use License. Subject to the terms and conditions of this License, unless you have purchased a Family Pack or Upgrade license for the Apple Software,
      you are granted a limited non-exclusive license to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-branded computer at a time. You
      agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so. 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.”

    • southpointchrysler

      Greenpois0n doesn’t work on virtual machines.