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Dyck15
10-07-2003, 10:33 AM
Since I have been using iMacs at school for the past 2 years, Ive really began to like the Mac os. I think we use 9 point something. I was wondering if anyone knows if Apple plans on releasing an x86 version of panther/jaguar, or if anyone knows of a good way to emulate them on a windows PC (Let me know if this goes against forum rules). Last resort, one hell of a great theme for XP Pro.

Any takers?

Beefy
10-07-2003, 10:37 AM
OSX is based on a Unix core, so all you gotta do is find a distro that offers a similar interface. There is also a sweet looking OS X skin that a friend of mine uses...

minibubba
10-07-2003, 12:19 PM
you can't get THE OSX on a PC, but there are many things for Linux that can mimic parts the OSX gui... you could just install Linux on a Mac, but that's not what you were asking ;)

DigitalDD
10-07-2003, 09:03 PM
Enjoy Darwin: http://developer.apple.com/darwin/

this is the X86 version of MacOS X

there are both power PC and x86 version available here: http://www.opendarwin.org/downloads/

minibubba
10-08-2003, 12:35 PM
Enjoy Darwin: http://developer.apple.com/darwin/

this is the X86 version of MacOS X

there are both power PC and x86 version available here: http://www.opendarwin.org/downloads/ interesting, but it seems to be primarily for developers and not for use as a desktop OS, but I could be wrong :shrug:

Dyck15
10-08-2003, 01:11 PM
Thanks guys. Ill try out this darwin but im not keeping my hopes up. It sounds like just the developer side, but its worth the shot. And hey, its a nice fast server, D/L was <1MB for a while before averaging out at 405kb/s :D

I also managed to find a nice XP Skin @ http://www.jonmega.com/~iceman/ if anyone else out there is interested. It does require that you have StyleXP or another styling program of the sort.

DigitalDD
10-08-2003, 11:09 PM
interesting, but it seems to be primarily for developers and not for use as a desktop OS, but I could be wrong :shrug:

I've downloaded it and set it up as server. it works well like that. And I'm sure you can get X Windows running just no jaguar interface..

Soulburner
01-16-2004, 10:12 PM
www.themexp.org

MAC theme there....don't know why you would want it tho...

Yawgm0th
01-17-2004, 07:14 AM
Will it run Mac programs though? If not, what's the point?

Soulburner
01-17-2004, 07:39 AM
Will it run Mac programs though? If not, what's the point?
Exactly, cuz its ugly.

maximus7001
01-18-2004, 06:08 AM
About the darwin v6.6.2. I tried it out for a few weeks on another hd, never really used it for much. Got rid of it last night, too busy with everything else, and needed that hd for something. It was fussy about network cards and would not work with certain brands like dlink.

Dyck15
01-19-2004, 11:24 AM
7.0.1 wont install on my system with my onboard Realtek NIC. Hopefully they will continue to boost support on future releases.

maximus7001
01-20-2004, 02:04 PM
You would have to disable the obn and use a compatable pci nic, there is a list of them in the readme.

FiReBLaZR
05-23-2004, 03:14 AM
you can't get THE OSX on a PC, but there are many things for Linux that can mimic parts the OSX gui... you could just install Linux on a Mac, but that's not what you were asking ;)

Read my post...And yes i did!...lol
http://forums.tweaktown.com/viewtopic.php?t=18483

http://forums.tweaktown.com/files/macosxpc_340.jpg
http://forums.tweaktown.com/files/newmacosxpc.jpg

m-kong
07-08-2004, 04:47 PM
heyas

There is a perfect emulation scheme for the mac os x.

it is called pear pc emulator found here

http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/

and the os you can find yourself :P

It works with numerous os's so i hope you find it helpful in your endeavour.

DigitalDD
07-09-2004, 10:21 PM
heyas

There is a perfect emulation scheme for the mac os x.

it is called pear pc emulator found here

http://pearpc.sourceforge.net/

and the os you can find yourself :P

It works with numerous os's so i hope you find it helpful in your endeavour.


its slow as a dying dog unfortunately..

Yawgm0th
07-10-2004, 02:46 AM
Emulation usually is. It's the same with Basilisk II and the Quadra series Macs, only they're so slow to start with you barely notice the difference between emulation and the real thing (on a fairly fast machine anyway).

m-kong
07-12-2004, 04:30 PM
sorry mate, can't say I didn't give it a try :D