Quantcast

Maximum PC

It is currently Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:23 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: What's the policy on osx86
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2009 5:26 pm 
Sharptooth
Sharptooth
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:50 am
Posts: 389
are we allowed to discuss it. I'ym assuming rules on how to obtain it are strictly no no


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:26 am 
SON OF A GUN
SON OF A GUN
User avatar

Joined: Mon Nov 01, 2004 5:41 am
Posts: 11605
We have been discussing it, but there hasn't been a formal discussion. Most of us have been pointing people to other forums or sites with better info. However there are a couple here (myself sort of included) that have some experience with it.

As far as how to get an image, that is up to you, but we have pointed people to places where they "hint at it". They officially have the same policy. The only thing I really feel I can say is

I do intend to try to get it working on my main desktop as I think I will have better lucky. I have just been really busy and I haven't had time to devote to trying new OSs out (ie Win 7 beta).

http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=87398
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=87566
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=86629
http://www.maximumpc.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=86679


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:18 am 
Java Junkie
Java Junkie
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:23 am
Posts: 24224
Location: Granite Heaven
i) Absolutely no discussion of where or how to obtain copies of licensed software. We will always assume that you are working with a retail copy and you will not tell us otherwise. For the record ... everyone absolutely should go buy a copy of OSX if they are using it. Apple deserves to get paid and they charge a fair price for an OS + productivity software (iWork and iLife are both available bundled with OSX for less than $200).

ii) Installing OSX on non-Apple hardware is a grey-area as far as their EULA is concerned. We discuss installation of OSX on a 'Hackintosh' in generic / theoretical terms.

iii) Do it. :D


Top
  Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 10:09 am 
Sharptooth
Sharptooth
User avatar

Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:50 am
Posts: 389
Awesome thanks I pretty much assumed that. I'm aware of the fact that installing it is a gray area, and the no no on the piracy talk. I'm a member of the Insanelymac forum as well.

Oh and I've installed it before on a gigabyte 945 chipset mobo/2.66ghz celeron d/2gb ddr2 667/intergrated sound/network/video but I formatted cause I wanted to see how the beta for 7 ran on it.


Top
  Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group