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10-23-2009, 06:03 AM #1
Psystar Hacks Snow Leopard for PCs
Longtime Apple antagonist and cloning maven Psystar is up to its usually tricks again. Psystar has come out with "Rebel EFI", which enables the latest version of Mac OS X to be installed on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i7 and other Intel based systems.
From Apple Insider:
The "Rebel" hack is likely to get the company in even more hot water as an ongoing legal battle with Apple continues over Psystar's unauthorized computers that ship with Mac OS X preinstalled. Psystar and Apple have been embroiled in a legal controversy over Mac OS X usage since July 2008.
"Featuring Psystar's newest technology for allowing for the smooth interfacing between operating systems and generic Intel hardware," the product description reads, "Rebel EFI allows for the easy installation of multiple operating systems on a single system."
A lot of people I know are going to try the free demo version (with "limited functionality," of course) this weekend to see what all the talk is about. But for Psystar, the hype that comes with this announcement is a double-edged sword. Although this latest venture may prove a success and profitable, the company is being sued by Apple for copyright infringement and this hacked Snow Leopard stunt will only give Apple a stronger case to present when the trial begins in January.
Image via Apple Insider
10-23-2009, 06:13 AM #2
I finally made it first
10-23-2009, 06:43 AM #3
so this will let me install osx on my pc with a Core 2 quad then?
10-23-2009, 06:48 AM #4
Yes, just need a copy of the software and a OSX DVDR.I.P - 8GB iPhone - Pwnd - 1.1.4 - T-MobileUSA
R.I.P 3G- iPhone - All sorts of H4x0r'd
32gb 3Gs - 3.1.2 Unlocked - AT&T
MacBook (White Uni) - 2.24 - 4GB - 250GB - 10.6.4
MacBook Pro - 2.0GHz-4GB-320GB - 10.6.1
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MacBook Air - 1.6 - 80GB -10.5.2 - Lovin' It
MacBook Pro - 1.83 - 80GB - 10.4.11
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Been Cockin' Rockin' and iPhone Unlockin' since v1.0.2.
10-23-2009, 06:56 AM #5
Can't someone just make a Windows Version of bootcamp, enabling us windows users to run OSX16GB iPhone 4
160GB Black iPod Classic
16GB iPhone 3GS
60GB iPod Classic
80GB iPod Classic
120GB iPod Classic
10-23-2009, 07:20 AM #6
I didn't realize so many ppl wanted to use Leopard and Snow Leopard on their PC, that's pretty sweet. But still they shouldn't have to hack anything, they should figure something out like Boot Camp or Parallels. This could end up costing them a lot more money if Apple gets their way.
10-23-2009, 07:32 AM #7
Apple needs to sell their hardware. That's where the money is. Get it while it lasts cause it won't last long.
10-23-2009, 08:35 AM #8
Whats the difference between this an OSx86?
10-23-2009, 09:19 AM #9
i have run both Hackintosh systems and Mac systems. believe me, there is a difference. these hackintosh systems never perform as well as the real deal.
that said, it was my tinkering with hackintosh that led me to purchase a real iMac....
10-23-2009, 09:28 AM #10
I'm kind of in the same boat. I've been playing with OSx86 and it has made me interested in getting a Mac.
My question was more what is the difference between this "Rebel" that installs OS X on a PC, and the OSx86 project, that puts OS X on a PC.
10-23-2009, 09:29 AM #11
say what,then your not doing ur hackint0sh right,mine have allways benchmark high!!i have a intel e7500.on a giga mobo that benchmarks in the 6600 to 7000..thats good enough for me!!btw those are 5000$ mac pro numbers!!!i spent 500$also ssems to me that rebel is a better version of osxTools...lol
10-23-2009, 09:29 AM #12
I own an iMac G5 and dual-boot osx86 on my laptop with Windows 7... My laptop runs OSX better than my G5...
This is great news to those who want Snow Leopard on their PC, but it sort of isn't new news... There was already a method to use the Snow Leopard retail disc and install it on a PC... just saying.
10-23-2009, 09:44 AM #13
I Don't really understand what all the hype is about.
I have been running Leopard, Snow Leopard, and Windows 7 on my laptop since Snow Leopard came out. ( All Native. no parallels or VMWare) Booting with chameleon "http://chameleon.osx86.hu/"
I am running on an ASUS G2P laptop with a 500GB HDD 4GB Ram and an Intel Duo Core 2 CPU
the ability to be able to run OSX on PCs had been here for a long time.
Heck even the Golden Release of the OSX SL has been on torrents for months before the actual release and people have been running that on there PCs to with no issues.
But if you are going to be doing this just be sure to be ready to go driver hunting. and hope the you have an Atheros Wireless card or compatible..
Just goto this awesome site for all the resources that you need.
Oh and GOOGLE search is your friend when you are doing this
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10-23-2009, 09:51 AM #14
This alowes you to install osx on a core 2 quad
10-23-2009, 09:53 AM #15
can you add your iTunes account on your hackintosh?
10-23-2009, 10:00 AM #16
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10-23-2009, 10:03 AM #17
Leopard on pc ?!
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Hey guys ,,,, just wondering if doing this , can you be able to mess with apples SDk ?!?
10-23-2009, 10:16 AM #18
10-23-2009, 10:49 AM #19
I live near this company, when I tried going there I noticed that it isn't open to the public there's just a cristal door with the logo on it...
10-23-2009, 11:43 AM #20
This should be free... Apple is going to take them down. I'm not trying to be negative.