Snow Leopard on a Mac without a Mac motherboard

Posted by olefowdie on Jan 12, 2010 3:05 PM EDT
Eleven is Louder; By Bradford M. White
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So, you sucked it up and you bought a Macintosh. You may have bought one on Ebay, or Craigslist, or even in a store (if you have that much money). Great. So now you upgraded the motherboard, or the motherboard died and you didn't have AppleCare. The EULA says that you can only install on an Apple-branded computer. It does not say that the Macintosh has to be unmodified. So, what are you left with? Windows, Linux, BSD, or Solaris. WRONG. OSX will install and run just fine. It does take a little work though. The advantages are simple. All of your Linux/BSD/Solaris software will be usable through MacPorts or Fink. You can even still have X11 with KDE or GNOME (that's right you can get rid of the finder), but you still have the advantages of commercial application support (Adobe CS4, Microsoft Office, many video games, etc...).

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