Running Mac OS X on standard PCs

ZDOne writes “ZDNet’s reviews team have been tinkering with the various ways of running OS X on standard PCs. They found that with the right hardware components, a standard PC running Mac OS X Leopard is, at first sight, no different from a genuine Apple Mac. Special CPU extensions such as Intel VT-x provide support for software solutions like Parallels Desktop for Mac. Even Adobe Photoshop, which queries a Mac to verify its authenticity, runs fine on a standard PC thanks to EFI emulation. However the article points out that it’s a pretty technical proposition at the end of the day and beyond all but the most powerful power users. And then there is the legal question. Don’t even think about trying to put OS X on your PC without first purchasing a legitimate copy of Mac OS Leopard.”

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