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Old May 01, 2002, 12:00 AM
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i was wondering if its possibe to buy a mac Operating system and install it on any computer, ...do u need a mac processor or motherboard?
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Old May 01, 2002, 12:11 PM
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you need a Mac ROM and hardware compatible with the Mac OS
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Old May 01, 2002, 05:55 PM
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what would be the best supplier of these parts? i am planning on making a pc soon as they are very cheap to put together, but i might also want to buy a used or make a mac. What would you say are the finer points to a mac over a pc. I've heard they are great for video editing, 3d rendering etc. this is what i may plan to do with it.
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Old May 07, 2002, 04:51 AM
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Firstly trying to buy the parts to build your own mac is going to be quite difficult as only apple make the parts (well motorola make the chips but only sell them to apple). You would be best of buying a new mac from apple but buying a completely stripped down one. You could then add you own graphics card, video editing card and the rest. The other option is to buy and old second hand mac and to upgrade it. You could upgrade the processor with a MAXpowr card. Only p[roblem there is that you won't have an AGP slot for a graphics card and will need a pci graphics card which are dated. So best bet seems just to buy a built mac from apple.

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Old May 08, 2002, 03:50 PM
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How about an emulator - is there a decent stable emulator that you can run on a pc to run modern mac software.
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Old May 10, 2002, 04:11 AM
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The quick answer is no. There may be mac emulation software out there but it would be illegal due to the way apple patents MacOS. there is software to run mac documents anf files on windoze, but not anythiong to run any apps.

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