[lug] Getting into OSX - much to learn

Jason Davis mohadib at openactive.org
Sat Jun 21 21:27:47 MDT 2008

on that note...my laptop says "Made for WindowsXP" :p

On Sat, Jun 21, 2008 at 9:25 PM, Jason Davis <mohadib at openactive.org> wrote:
> heh , you can install OSX on PC , sure the developers didn't mean for
> it too , but since
> when has that been a big concern. Moreover this post sounds like FUD.
> $.02
> jd
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 5:54 PM, Nate Duehr <nate at natetech.com> wrote:
>> 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
>> purposes?
>> 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.
>> Nate
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