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    Anybody tried putting the Leopard onto a PC or Intel-based notebook?

    What will be a reasonable spec to do so?

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    If you need a Mac, just get the proper Apple hardware. You will have more problems finding drivers and such.

    Also, it's not legal...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis View Post
    Anybody tried putting the Leopard onto a PC or Intel-based notebook?

    What will be a reasonable spec to do so?
    dun think u can load a Leopard OS on a windows based PC... hardware itself is not compatible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis View Post
    Anybody tried putting the Leopard onto a PC or Intel-based notebook?

    What will be a reasonable spec to do so?
    It is definitely not for the faint of heart or newbies. I am using one at home (and loving it more than my real Macs). My setup (a Mac Pro equivalent) only cost me about 1/3 of the real Mac Pro and runs much faster too. There are caveats however, e.g. you will need to search for the right hardware that works flawlessly. The most important of all is finding the most suitable motherboard.

    Anyway, google Project OS x86 where you will find most of your questions answered. Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabianaino View Post

    The Imac's spec is definately better than the macbk and it's $140 cheaper. ( makes business sense ) but also being larger and impossible to carry around, I cannot bring the imac around and somehow "loses" the glam factor of a mac when meeting clients..
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    Seems like the latter choice makes the best "business" sense. If the laptop helps you pull in money, it's the more worthwhile investment.

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    no brainer. go for the imac. i need ot warn you imac isnt as easy to calibrate as compared to windows. it runs quite often.
    picture perfect

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis View Post
    Anybody tried putting the Leopard onto a PC or Intel-based notebook?

    What will be a reasonable spec to do so?
    ITS ILLEGAL TO DO SO!!!!

    anyway i dun think you are allow ask such. if you actually read the Apple's EULA you did understand.

    if you want Leopard BUY a MAC!!
    picture perfect

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    Macbook looks very glam meh? I rather spare the Glamness to give my application the extra horse power. At the same price of the Macbook, you probably can get a Microsoft base notebook running a 64bit OS and application with 8GB of RAM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightning View Post
    Macbook looks very glam meh? I rather spare the Glamness to give my application the extra horse power. At the same price of the Macbook, you probably can get a Microsoft base notebook running a 64bit OS and application with 8GB of RAM.
    No trying to start a flamewar here but have you actually used the Mac OS Leopard before?

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    not exactly to the topic, but should I buy from a shop or from the apple online store?

    Not sure if i can still get the education discount at retailers such as Nubox. but online store has. also has free delivery.

    anyway, i'm aiming for the 24 inch 2.66 ghz imac. i was thinking of a macbook but there are 3 laptops at home already. one is screwy but still works perfectly as a desktop. anyway, when i 'go portable', i only need my laptop for storage or previewing of photos. editing is done at home on the calibrated external monitor.

    however, i'll really kick myself if i ever find myself in the position where i'd have to give presentations. presentations do look much better on a mac for less effort. i suppose a very skilled windows/ppt user can achieve the same thing, but i'm not

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    i will suggest the following:

    Get macbook pro if u are into mobility and much better upgradeable options as it comes with expresscard slots.

    Get imac most expensive series, they are designed to do real professional works or get an entry level macpro which gives you upgradeable options.


    The good thing about imac is that its display is accurate. My imac is able to give me the same colour reproduction as my LCD HD TV.Pls note if you use external display with your imac, you need to do regular calibration of your monitor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimDavis View Post
    Anybody tried putting the Leopard onto a PC or Intel-based notebook?

    What will be a reasonable spec to do so?
    You can't install MAC OS onto a Windows notebook.

    Only Windows can be installed onto a macbook with bootcamp.

    Oh yea, my lecturer has 2 iMacs at home (one for her and one for her husband). I'm getting sick of Windows though and getting macbook next year in school roadshow. haha.

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    i having hard time to decide also before...
    then i choose imac because it's cheaper and i fall in love in 24inch monitor
    i didn't regret my decision... it's just now i want a macbook as well hahaha..

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    I was in this predicament before and I got the MacBook Pro eventually since portability - though not strictly important, is a nice to have on ocassions when I do need it. To compensate for MBP's 15.4 inch smallish screen, I got an external 24 inch Apple LED Cinema Display which complements the MBP very well.

    You need to balance the perennial question of portability over cost/power. An iMac basically uses laptop components albeit probably better ones, and for me, I don't mind sacrificing the not-so-big advantage that the iMac has over an MBP for portability. So far my experience has been great with the MBP + external 24inch combo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cankhh View Post
    You can't install MAC OS onto a Windows notebook.

    Only Windows can be installed onto a macbook with bootcamp.

    Oh yea, my lecturer has 2 iMacs at home (one for her and one for her husband). I'm getting sick of Windows though and getting macbook next year in school roadshow. haha.
    only for "normal people". some people (including one member who posted in this thread, apparently) have DIY-ed their mac OS pcs. there's one editor/or writer of some computing website who did just that, and he claims it worked very well. but not much cheaper than getting the same thing from apple. also, illegal and no applecare.

    personally, i'm computer idiot so i'll just buy the original thing

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    errr....let's not encourage piracy here.
    As a business, everything under the scutiny of the law.
    I like to crack my iphone though but too lazy to do it .. haha

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    If you need mobility, get the Macbook. Else, get the iMac.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fabianaino View Post
    TWO 24" monitors sitting side by side which sounds alittle silly.
    TWO 24" monitors sitting side by side is not silly at all

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