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  • Easily Turn Your PC into a Mac with EFiX USB Dongle


    For quite awhile now many people that have wanted to run OS X on their PCs have had to resort to creating a "hackintosh" like macciti did. While this is a good free option for running OS X on your PC the EFiX Dongle makes the process freaking easy assuming your PC is running supported hardware.

    Basically all you do is plug in and boot from the dongle and then install OS X from CD on the same hard drive as your 32 bit Windows Installation. It really couldn't be any easier. Better yet you also get great performance for your money compared to more expensive Apple Computers.



    The Pros
    • Stupid Easy
    • Good Performance
    • Cheaper than an Apple Computer
    • You don't have to fear Apple Updates


    The Cons
    • Limited Supported Hardware
    • A couple more minutes to boot
    • Costs $155
    • No support

    If you have been thinking about putting OS X on your PC for awhile and don't mind spending $155 this could be a great option for you if you have the supported hardware. It will be exciting to watch and see how far the supported hardware list expands hopefully making switching to OS X easy for all computer setups.

    For more information on Matt Buchanan's experiences using EFiX check out his post. If you want to grab your own EFiX Dongle here's where you can buy it.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Easily Turn Your PC into a Mac with EFiX USB Dongle started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 28 Comments
    1. rnksols's Avatar
      rnksols -
      I don't think it is particularly easy for Aplple to monitor whether you have a valid copy of OSX, it is a similar situation to Microsoft with Windows. They can try and do what they can but in the end there is always a way around it.

      In my experience Apple are less pro-active about chasing illegal copies of OSX or hackint0sh's. More than likely due to the fact that until recently you HAD to have Apple kit to run it, now they may well become more pro-active as more and more solutions come out to run OSX on non-OEm hardware.

      This has only really gained popularity since the introduction of intel based macs, making it easier to install and create/adapt drivers for non OEM systems.

      At the end of the day I used my hackint0sh to TRY OSX and to see whether I wanted to shell out for a mac. I loved and and so I did. Many of the solutions out there are susceptible to Apple update issues, therefor IMHO it is a short term solution in order to run some mac software, or to try before you buy a mac.

      Enjoy!
    1. jensengels's Avatar
      jensengels -
      just buy a mac and you can have windows and leopard on one well designed mac.

      Cheers
    1. Sparblaze's Avatar
      Sparblaze -
      What band is that pic of on his wallpaper
    1. redcard's Avatar
      redcard -
      Quote Originally Posted by jensengels View Post
      just buy a mac and you can have windows and leopard on one well designed mac.

      Cheers
      Just buy a mac and a pc then you can run both at the same time
    1. hybirdd's Avatar
      hybirdd -
      somebodys gonne get trouble with apple...........
    1. littleboy683's Avatar
      littleboy683 -
      I just made my computer look like a mac by using a couple youtube videos and flyakite..
      I love it!
    1. keatonreckard's Avatar
      keatonreckard -
      lol..why would you pay $150 for something you can get for free (osx86 install) good idea, but not for that price.
    1. ultimatexpka's Avatar
      ultimatexpka -
      that sucks, it dosent support my memory my cpu my gfx and my m/b, and its at a rip off price... this is really a worthless piece of crap, i rather do it the long way....

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