1. KelvinalF's Avatar
    I think I'm going to get a hp pavillion tx2525nr but still want a mac so is it smart to buy it then use a external hard drive and load mac os x leopard on it
    2008-08-03 06:54 PM
  2. pokekid's Avatar
    dont see why not. you can even wipe the hard drive and load a hacked version of mac if you want and then dual boot windows from it.
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    2008-08-03 07:38 PM
  3. KelvinalF's Avatar
    I was thinking about that but have 2 hard drives makes me feel secure in that I'll have atleast one working hard drive
    2008-08-03 08:04 PM
  4. AotW's Avatar
    Well, why dont you get a Mac Book Pro?
    If I could help you with my answer give me a
    2008-08-03 08:07 PM
  5. KelvinalF's Avatar
    $$$$ haha about $1,000 difference I have to start saving for a car:/
    2008-08-03 08:14 PM
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    2008-08-04 05:29 AM
  7. unknown_soldier's Avatar
    That's what I did at first with the external drive, it works pretty well. Just make sure that you check out the HCL at the osx86 Project website. I have a HP DV6235US and the wifi, webcam, mic in, and headphone jack didn't work. But I was able to find a compatible wifi card to slap in. I can live without headphones and webcam.

    2008-08-04 06:21 AM
  8. CAPcadetJC's Avatar
    I agree with ^^^^^^. You really need to look on the OSX86 site, and look at what computers have been tested. You do need to know that it is illegal unless you have a copy of the actual operating system. Even then, Apple still has a big thing against it. I cant remember exactly what the liscense deal is about it. I just know that your not supposed to install it on anything other than an Apple machine. But, that doesnt stop all the OSX86 users. Just thought I throw that tip at you.
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    2008-08-04 10:38 AM
  9. KelvinalF's Avatar
    thanks for all the info and I do have the os x leopard disc
    2008-08-04 04:58 PM
  10. weezyhuy's Avatar
    Installing an OS X isn't as easy as installing it, Apple will not let you easily install OS X on non Apple hardware. You probably want to see if the your laptop's hardware is compatible with OS X. I'm guessing your have an OSX86 version, rather than the genuine install CD.

    Research which kernel you would want to use, from there see if you the hardware will work. Ethernet hardware and sound usually have the the most incompatibility issues.

    However, just buy a Macbook if you want to save money.
    2008-08-04 05:06 PM