Sunday, October 28th 2007

OS X Leopard Hacked for Intel PCs

Just one day after its release, Apple’s new OS X Leopard has already been hacked to work on standard Intel-based computers. Admittedly it isn’t guaranteed to work 100% yet, and is more than likely illegal in some way, but all you need to give it a try is a patched DVD image, a zip file with a patch and a USB flash drive. After that you’re just three easy steps away from running the new operating system on your Intel PC (SSE3 and later) but unfortunately there’s no AMD support available yet. As many PC owners have a slight dislike for Macs this may not be too appealing to everyone, but you can take a look at the procedure here.Source: dailyApps
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29 Comments on OS X Leopard Hacked for Intel PCs

#1
Wile E
Power User
lol. That was much quicker than I thought.
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#2
von kain
apple will sue anyone that will install osx on a pc its not zen enough
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#3
ex_reven
LOL this reminds me of the Iphone thing.

The pirate users will install, find that an incompatibility renders their PC useless and they will then sue! :roll:
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#4
Wile E
Power User
by: ex_reven
LOL this reminds me of the Iphone thing.

The pirate users will install, find that an incompatibility renders their PC useless and they will then sue! :roll:
Which is exactly why I quit using hacked OSX, and just broke down and bought a Mac. lol.
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#5
Weer
by: Wile E
Which is exactly why I quit using hacked OSX, and just broke down and bought a Mac. lol.
Yes, that would be a good idea.

But you know what's an even better idea? Now buying a Mac at all ;)
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#6
Rodster
It couldn't happen to a better company. :nutkick:

I love how they encourage others to use Windows on their system but they do everything to make their OS exclusiv to the Mac and iPods exclusive to iTunes.
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#7
Scrizz
Yeah, power to the people
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#8
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
Will it install on a AMD system is the question of the hour.
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#9
mullered07
by: DaMulta
Will it install on a AMD system is the question of the hour.
was stated in the first post it doesnt support amd (yet :cool: )
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#10
Jimmy 2004
by: mullered07
was stated in the first post it doesnt support amd (yet :cool: )
Well the source website doesn't say it does anyway... doesn't say that AMD systems won't work but it's an educated guess ;)
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#12
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
i'm tempted to delete my xp os (since i never use it anyway) and try this just for fun...
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#13
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Id just freak out if I saw my pc running a MAC OS.
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#14
freaksavior
To infinity ... and beyond!
by: WarEagleAU
Id just freak out if I saw my pc running a MAC OS.
i cannot afford a mac atm :( so yeah, i'm gonna do it :D
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#15
Jimmy 2004
by: freaksavior
i cannot afford a mac atm :( so yeah, i'm gonna do it :D
Lol, let us know how you get on :)
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#16
niko084
This is pretty dull actually...

OSX Tiger was cracked for use on a PC also..

In fact it is rumored that the directions were hidden in the code of the os to start with so that the people who were going to create it could very easily.

I cannot say myself I know this to be fact, but I have heard many many people say this is true.
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#17
eidairaman1
by: WarEagleAU
Id just freak out if I saw my pc running a MAC OS.
Why all it is, is another form of Unix/Linux Called Darwin
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#18
eidairaman1
IMO i think Apple was Desperate to survive, thats why they moved to a Intel CPU.
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#19
Wile E
Power User
by: Weer
Yes, that would be a good idea.

But you know what's an even better idea? Now buying a Mac at all ;)
lol. I had very specific space requirements when I bought it. I essentially needed an all-in-one unit. Show me a single non-Apple all-in-one with the same quality, performance, and features as my 2.33GHz 20" iMac Core2(last year's model), all for the same or lower price. Not gonna happen.

by: eidairaman1
IMO i think Apple was Desperate to survive, thats why they moved to a Intel CPU.
ANd so far it's working well for them. I kinda don't see your point here.
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#20
niko084
by: eidairaman1
IMO i think Apple was Desperate to survive, thats why they moved to a Intel CPU.
HAHAHA....

No....

Apple has a extremely solid market, and a ever growing very solid market. They are FAR from even having to think about loss of business...

In fact Apple holds the market majority for notebook sales now also... They went to Intel chips because they can get them much cheaper, in turn makes their market larger due to pricing, and they make more profit.
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#21
Rob!
by: eidairaman1
IMO i think Apple was Desperate to survive, thats why they moved to a Intel CPU.
No, PowerPCs weren't progressing the way Apple wanted, and saw Intel as a much better solution. The switch definitely helped their market share, along with Boot Camp.
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#22
von kain
by: niko084
HAHAHA....

No....

Apple has a extremely solid market, and a ever growing very solid market. They are FAR from even having to think about loss of business...

In fact Apple holds the market majority for notebook sales now also... They went to Intel chips because they can get them much cheaper, in turn makes their market larger due to pricing, and they make more profit.
too much off a fan speak...

the main reason was that ibm was focusing on the consoles for quite a while left apple with g4@1.5 and the g5 at 2,5ghz that make apple (mostly stevo) very upset (especially when a couple of years back it was promised to deliver the 3.ghz g5 and a dual core g5).after a lot of negotiating with amd and intel they choose intel because they can support them in full systems like chipset/gpu/cpu and because the instant delivery of intel.

as for the solid market yes it have but not desktop neither the laptop...ipod yeap that where the money is .....although in almost 2 years the apple have sale almost the same amount of pc an laptop that g4-g5 was mostly because the parralers and the bootcamp
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#23
Bian0rm
damn, this newz just made my day :D i'll try it out later, after backing up my data ;)
...now to find that patched dvd...
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#24
WhiteLotus
that was way to quick, maybe the difference between a PC and a mac is becoming less and less
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#25
FatForester
I tried it just for kicks, and the postpatch.sh file does NOT want to work. Patched DVD takes about 10 minutes to load to the install screen, and from there it installs and works, but trying to actually make the thing boot-able is another story. Oh well no big deal. Woo Ubuntu!
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