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Thread: OSX on x86?




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    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?

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    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...

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    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 ;)
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    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/

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    Quote Originally Posted by DigitalDD
    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:
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    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..

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

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    Will it run Mac programs though? If not, what's the point?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yawgm0th
    Will it run Mac programs though? If not, what's the point?
    Exactly, cuz its ugly.

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