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Old 12-23-2014, 04:07 AM
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Oldest boy built me a new desktop a Hakintosh. Switching between Mac and PC is pretty cool and this is my first "Mac".

Still coming up to speed on the Mac stuff just rebooting to PC mode when I get stumped or Googling when my IT guy - oldest boy isn't around to fill in the blanks.

Desktop is very quiet,powerful and the best part of its affordable.

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Old 12-23-2014, 09:22 AM
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Any details? Or just a Mac running windows?
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We did a group of Notebooks this way. Worked pretty well. I forget which Notebook and processor it was that lent itself best for this but that should be easy enough to google. But we were making some small iPads with keyboards basically. We were not switching back and forth but running a Mac OS on them... Before the Air stuff was coming out.
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To me, the term "hackintosh" always meant loading an illegal copy of the Mac OS on a non-Apple machine.
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We were loading legal copies. The University owned a site license. We just weren't loading them onto Apple products. "Hacking" as a term does not mean doing anything illegal. But the term has been misused enough now to imply.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Oldest boy built me a new desktop a Hakintosh. Switching between Mac and PC is pretty cool and this is my first "Mac".

Still coming up to speed on the Mac stuff just rebooting to PC mode when I get stumped or Googling when my IT guy - oldest boy isn't around to fill in the blanks.

Desktop is very quiet,powerful and the best part of its affordable.
If you are not building your own PC now a days you are living in the stone age. I get a huge laugh on some of the deal sites where someone posts a deal on an IMAC or whatever it it where the computer and screen are all one piece. The price was right around $2400 and the screen was a 5k 27 inch screen. The processor was an I5 downclocked to less than 2ghz. The computer was running a 5k screen with onboard graphics (graphics built into the I5 processor). No graphics card. Anyone who knows anything about computers will get this. These idiots were going crazy over this "deal". APPLE's marketing department is absolutely brilliant.
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
Oldest boy built me a new desktop a Hakintosh. Switching between Mac and PC is pretty cool and this is my first "Mac".

Still coming up to speed on the Mac stuff just rebooting to PC mode when I get stumped or Googling when my IT guy - oldest boy isn't around to fill in the blanks.

Desktop is very quiet,powerful and the best part of its affordable.
You'll see after a while why apple OS hardly never fails. It's not compatible to anything you add to your computer that requires a driver.
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Originally Posted by cphilip View Post
We were loading legal copies. The University owned a site license. We just weren't loading them onto Apple products. "Hacking" as a term does not mean doing anything illegal. But the term has been misused enough now to imply.
Many of us aren't that lucky, so there was no easy way to get a legit copy. I apologize if my post came across as accusatory, as that wasn't my intention. I was just saying that it usually involved finding a copy of the software and managing to load it onto bastardized hardware. The big deal wasn't the legitimacy of the software - it was the ability to get the OS to run on your hardware, which comes with a sense of accomplishment.

On a side note, if you wanted to get technical, Apple's EULA specifically prohibits use on non-Apple hardware, so regardless of site license, it's still a copyright infringement. I guess more of a tort issue than a crime. That said, I've never heard of them going after illegal copies. I think it's silly to have that in the EULA. I'm not saying I'm expecting them to support it, but if I want to buy a copy of the software and install and use it at my own risk on my hardware, I should be allowed to do so.
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I didn't take it that way at all. I just posted back for clarity.

Yes... I can imagine it might be difficult to obtain a copy.
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Here's a cite involving a case Apple brought against a company trying to use their software on non-Apple hardware. Since Apple's license agreement specifically says "no non-Apple hardware", buying a license and using it on non-apple hardware is a copyright violation, just like stealing the software. Silly, but that's where we are.

http://arstechnica.com/apple/2011/09...-mac-hardware/
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We did it in the name of science! And for personal use and use development, not to sell or even to teach others how to do it. Apple looks the other way for that. They went after that company because they were selling Computers already loaded with Mac OS

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Originally Posted by BadgerS View Post
Any details? Or just a Mac running windows?
The key is all the hardware being used/selected is compatible with Mac OS and of course it runs Windows 7 as well.

Standard setup for desktop. Hakintosh uses all hardware a Mac uses - but a whole lot cheaper as well as the OS in this case Yosimite.

Motherboard - Gigabyte Z87X-Ud5 TH 119.00 Newegg with rebate free shipping.

I5 Quad Processor 195.00 Newegg w/shipping

Case - Thermaltake ATX PS included,2 Fans & 8 Gigs of RAM 50.00 after rebate TigerDirect free shipping

EVGA GTX 760 184.00 after rebate w/shipping

128 Gig SSD 57.00 free shipping

DVD - LG 15.00 after rebate

Old keyboard and mouse hanging around.

Will be dropping a Terabyte HD in in a few days after I hunt one down on SlickDeals

South of 600.00 after rebates patience is the key on SlickDeals this machine flys.
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[QUOTE=jobowker;7399740]Many of us aren't that lucky, so there was no easy way to get a legit copy. I apologize if my post came across as accusatory, as that wasn't my intention. I was just saying that it usually involved finding a copy of the software and managing to load it onto bastardized hardware. The big deal wasn't the legitimacy of the software - it was the ability to get the OS to run on your hardware, which comes with a sense of accomplishment.

What it won't limit will be hobbyists creating their own hackintoshes at home using their own PCs and OS X installations.

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Since most software for Macs is now sold only through the Apple AppStore, good luck trying to buy or upgrade anything.
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Since most software for Macs is now sold only through the Apple AppStore, good luck trying to buy or upgrade anything.
Why? Do you think they check serial numbers or something? All you need is an apple id and your good to go.
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Why? Do you think they check serial numbers or something? All you need is an apple id and your good to go.
This link describes iOS stuff, but read No. 4. Um, yes. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203433

The computer must be "authorized" to use the Apple ID
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We did it in the name of science! And for personal use and use development, not to sell or even to teach others how to do it. Apple looks the other way for that. They went after that company because they were selling Computers already loaded with Mac OS
Personally, I think they should offer a preconfigured VM for $50. Vrtual box or VMWare, whichever they think would work better. You get a fully licensed and supported VM,and it would expose many more folks to OSX.
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Originally Posted by t3rockhall View Post
This link describes iOS stuff, but read No. 4. Um, yes. http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203433

The computer must be "authorized" to use the Apple ID
That "authorizing" you do yourself. You are allowed to have up to 5 computers authorized on an iTunes account.

In iTunes --> Store --> Authorize this computer. Then you'll have to sign in with your iTunes account. That Authorizing only means you are allowing this computer to be used to make purchases on iTunes.
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I'm happy you did it and wish I could too. My wife just "asked" to upgrade her ancient mac. I "proposed" that I build her a Hackintosh and got the sideways looks she only gives me about twice a year.

So now she has a new Mac Mini. Major rip off... but she's happy.

I hate apple with a passion.
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