Running Mac OS X on Windows

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From: ormadmin@oreilly.com
Subject: New Short Cut: Running Mac OS X on Windows
Date: September 7, 2006 4:28:39 PM CDT
To: geraldb28@mac.com

***New from the O’Reilly Store***

Running Mac OS X on Windows

By Wei-Meng Lee
ISBN: 0-596-52843-4
48 pages, PDF Price: $7.99 USD

Despite Apple’s move to Intel’s CPU architecture, if you want to run Mac OS X on your current PC hardware, the only logical way to do it is to run it in an emulator. In this Short Cut, you will learn how to install Mac OS X on your PC using PearPC, an open source emulator that emulates the PowerPC architecture. I’ll walk you through all of the steps needed to successfully get Mac OS X working, as well as show you how to configure additional settings to make Mac OS X functional.

Popular virtualization software such as Virtual PC and VMware have long been on the market, but none support running Mac OS X on Windows. PearPC fills the void. It emulates the PowerPC architecture by using a JIT (Just-in-Time) emulator to translate PowerPC code into x86 code. The PearPC installation takes time, but if you follow the instructions in this Short Cut you’ll soon have Mac OS X running on Windows.

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