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any body know any reliable ones ? i dont have mac os and so i cant run it as dual-boot or via virtual box.
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As far as I know, you need special hardware to run OSX. And I suspect that the EULA for OSX prevents you from running on anything other than Apple-created hardware. Personally, I think this is a shame because Apple is missing out on the whole virtualization market (unless there is somethings that I don't know which is very possible - I don't keep up on Apple news).

Anyway, I am linking this to the MacOS forum, perhaps the folks there might have some advice and insights.

 
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Peter Johnson wrote:Personally, I think this is a shame because Apple is missing out on the whole virtualization market (unless there is somethings that I don't know which is very possible - I don't keep up on Apple news).


The virtualization market is of no interest to Apple. Remember that Apple is a hardware company. Unlike with software companies, the purpose of its software is to make the hardware atteractive to buy, rather than to be the primary product in and of itself.
 
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any hope for a mac os app on a win7 64-bit system ?
 
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Rahul Sudip Bose wrote:any hope for a mac os app on a win7 64-bit system ?


No.
 
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How serious is your need for OS X? An entry-level iMac or MacBook doesn't cost all that much.
 
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no , actually its for some trivial applications, i guess i will wait until i can get a mac pc or laptop.

thanks for hearing.
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My understanding is, vmware on windows does now have the ability to run a Mac osx vm. You need to make sure your CPU supports hardware virtualization and it is enabled. You won't get good graphics performance, OpenGL or core graphics.

Edit: this was told to me by a friend who says he has tried it this morning.
 
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Hmm, looks like there a number of links on doing so... of course, doing so violates the EULA.
 
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Does violating the Eula stop people usually?
 
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Some, yes.
 
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