[lug] Getting into OSX - much to learn

Nate Duehr nate at natetech.com
Wed Jun 18 17:54:16 MDT 2008

gordongoldin at aim.com wrote:

> 2.a)  There is a old PC we want on OSX.  It doesn't have a DVD reader.  
> With FC, I would just pop in a rescue CD, and do a HTTP install.   I was 
> told ( they may know nothing ) that because OSX is proprietary, that I 
> can't do something like that.

Of course you can't.  OSX isn't MEANT by its authors to run on PC hardware.

You're here looking for advice on how to run OSX on PCs for a BUSINESS?

Your business actually wants to run OSX on non-Mac hardware for BUSINESS 

Tell them they're utterly, horribly, insane and move on.  Or just show 
them Apple's license that comes in every box of OSX (which I'm guessing 
they're not purchasing, either).

Don't touch it with a ten-foot pole, unless you enjoy being charged with 
gross negligence.  The "Corporate Veil" and their insurance and lawyers 
don't cover that.

(The key word being "gross"... negligence, they might back you up. 
Loading multiple machines with software against its license, that's 
well-documented not to be run on that type of hardware by the seller, 
and using it for business -- is a recipe for technical, legal, and 
various other forms of disaster.)

Tell 'em to buy Macs if they want OSX.


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