Mac OS X for Intel hacked to run on generic PCs

A utility has been released that will allow the Intel-oriented version of Apple’s Mac OS X operating systems to be run on machines other than the company’s own iMac and MacBook Pro. However, the coder behind the patch, Maxxuss, warned that the software is a work in progress and that there’s “still a lot of work to do”.

That said, for folk who like to “play around”, he said, the software will help them get started. The code requires a computer with an SSE3-supporting processor. It also appears geared toward set-ups in which Mac OS X is run alongside another operating system using virtualisation software like VMWare.

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