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Is Mac OS X a free version

Joe Harry
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Guys,

Is this operating system a free version available for download and installation?


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No.


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Joe Harry
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If I buy, can I install it alongside Windows Vista on my Lenovo R61 model?
Ulf Dittmer
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No. OS X runs on Apple computers.
Joe Harry
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It"s a pity. I was never able to succeed with doing what I do in windows in Linux and I thought if I could do something with Mac OS X, but no hopes. Any idea on the open solaris?? How would an installation alongside windows be?
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No OS principally limits what you can do on a computer. Instead of looking at a different OS, have you tried solving the problem at hand using the OS you already have?
Joe Ess
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Jothi has a problem with networking in ubuntu.
If your hardware is not well-supported by Linux, it is unlikely to be supported by OpenSolaris, as OpenSolaris has a far smaller installed base and community.


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Gregg Bolinger
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If windows does what you want it to do, then why switch? I mean, you keep talking about dual booting. If you plan to keep Windows I just don't understand the need for something else, especially if you can't get anything else to work. If you wanted to replace Windows, well, that's a different story.

As far as OSX on non Mac hardware goes, I never understood the point in folks wanting to do that beyond geek boredom. Half of the Mac experience is the hardware. For me anyway.


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Joe Harry
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Gregg, I want to just expand my knowledge with another OS which probably was Linux but my inability to get them do all what I have been doing with Windows is worrying me.
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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Jothi Shankar Kumar wrote:Gregg, I want to just expand my knowledge with another OS which probably was Linux but my inability to get them do all what I have been doing with Windows is worrying me.


There are ways to get Linux and OS X to crash at random intervals, although it's tricky business. The easiest way is to take your RAM chips out and bury them in the yard for a few weeks, then reinstall them without cleaning.

And although neither OS requires that you reboot every time you update any application or move the mouse, there's nothing stopping you from doing it voluntarily, if you so choose.

Is there something else that Windows can do that Linux or OS X can't? I'd be genuinely interested to hear what it is.


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Thanks Ernest, you made me spill my coffee!

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Anirudh Vyas
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Jothi,

try vmware for "learning". I have a mac book, and to tell you the truth, i am planning on moving (i already have an HP vista ultimate 64 box that i got last yr) my desktop to mac desk, i just like the programming integration that it provides me with (Java is kind sux0r because of the stupid old version, but hey their updated one will be quote tweaked unquote; for mac os x ... :\ ).

Btw, try compiling linux kernel from source (2.6.8), it will give you max control and options, and i'd be surprised if cant find your stuff properly ... loads of options to choose from




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Anirudh Vyas wrote:Java is kind sux0r because of the stupid old version

JDK 6 is supplied as standard on any copy of OS/X released in the last year and a half. It was available even before that. See my response here for more information.

Not sure what you mean by "Java is kind sux0r". Perhaps you should use real words.

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Ernest Friedman-Hill
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Anirudh Vyas wrote:
Btw, try compiling linux kernel from source (2.6.8)


2.6.8 is a version from 2004, five years ago; is there a particular reason you called this one out?
Anirudh Vyas
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haha, its funny because that was the first time i tried it ... lol my bad.
well then use : http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/linux-2.6.28.8.tar.bz2

ya happy now Sheriff? j/k, good catch though, otherwise op would have sifted through old archives, (well i dont know, op's intelligent enough to figure it out ;) ).

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Ulf Dittmer wrote:No. OS X runs on Apple computers.


OS X (intel versions) is installed by a lot of hobbyists on "PC" computers. This is against the Apple license, but a lot of people do it anyway. Analogous to installing Linux on a PC.
Jesper de Jong
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Austin Tashis wrote:Darwin is free.

But that's useless, because Darwin, is, as far as I know, not really a complete and useable operating system; it's certainly not the same as OS X.

Java 6 is the default version of Java on Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard).


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