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OSx86: Creating a Hackintosh

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Unique guide to installing Apple's Mac OS X software on non-Apple hardware

If you've always wished you could install Apple's rock solid Mac OS X on your non-Apple notebook, budget PC, or power-tower PC, wish no more. Yes, you can, and this intriguing book shows you exactly how. Walk through these step-by-step instructions, and you'll end up knowing more about Apple's celebrated OS than many of the most devoted Mac fans. You'll learn to build OS X-ready machines, as well as how to install, use, and program OS X.

  • Now that Apple computers are based on the Intel platform, the same as most PCs, rogue developers in droves are installing Mac OS X on PCs, including those based on the AMD and Atom processors; this is the first book to show how to create an OSx86 machine running OS X
  • Provides step-by-step instruction on the installation, use, and programming of OS X on your existing computer, as well as how to build OS X-ready machines
  • Helps you avoid pitfalls and common problems associated with running Apple software on PC hardware
  • Offers numerous practical hints, tips, and illustrations

Create your own Hackintosh with this essential guide.

Synopsis:

Ready to take the next step?

You keep thinking about it. It's a pretty cool idea, running Mac's rock-solid OS X Leopard on your netbook or other non-Apple hardware. You just haven't been quite ready to tackle the tricky process on your own.

Well, you're not on your own anymore. Here's the ultimate how-to guide for creating your very own Hackintosh.

  • Compare several different options for installation

  • Follow step-by-step instructions to install Leopard® to a separate hard disk or a Windows® hard disk

  • Explore the differences between Leopard and Windows

  • Set up personal, system, hardware, and network preferences

  • Get complete directions for using Macintosh software—the Finder, Safari®, iCal®, iTunes®, Preview, and others

  • Build backups with Time Machine®

  • Dual boot Windows and OS X

  • Use Apple developer tools to create new widgets and applications

About the Author

Peter Baldwin has been programming since the days of punchcards. He has worked with dozens of programming languages and has written user manuals, developed training courses, and taught computer classes. He uses Leopard on a netbook and on a desktop computer he assembled himself.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

Part I: Installing OS X 10.5.

Chapter 1: Getting Started.

Chapter 2: Installing Leopard to a Separate Hard Disk.

Chapter 3: Avoiding the Need for the Boot CD.

Chapter 4: Installing to a Hard Disk with Windows Vista Already Installed.

Chapter 5: Installing to a Hard Disk with Windows XP Already Installed.

Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Your Installation.

Part II: Setting Up and Customizing Leopard.

Chapter 7: Comparing Leopard and Windows.

Chapter 8: Setting Up Personal System Preferences.

Chapter 9: Setting Up Hardware System Preferences.

Chapter 10: Setting Up Internet and Network Preferences.

Chapter 11: Setting Up System Preferences.

Part III: Using Your Macintosh.

Chapter 12: Using the Main Macintosh Software.

Chapter 13: Reading and Writing to Windows Disks.

Chapter 14: Running Windows in OS X.

Chapter 15: Running OS X on Windows Using VMware.

Part IV: Enhancing Your Macintosh.

Chapter 16: Automating Your Work.

Chapter 17: Creating and Editing AppleScript Macros.

Chapter 18: Modifying the Dashboard.

Chapter 19: Using Quartz Composer.

Chapter 20: Using Some Other Developer Tools.

Chapter 21: Using XCode to Create New Programs.

Chapter 22: Some Successful Case Studies.

Appendix A: References.

Appendix B: The Missing Theory.

Appendix C: Installing Snow Leopard.

Glossary.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780470521465
Subtitle:
Creating a Hackintosh
Author:
Baldwin, Peter
Publisher:
Wiley
Subject:
Hardware - Personal Computers - Macintosh
Subject:
Operating Systems - Macintosh
Subject:
how to build an OSx86 machine with Mac OS X, running Apple software on PC hardware, building a Hackintosh, running Mac OS X on PC hardware, MacClone, Intel OS X, netbook OS X, customizing OS X, EFI
Subject:
Personal Computers-General
Subject:
how to build an OS
Subject:
x86 machine with Mac OS X, running Apple software on PC hardware, building a Hackintosh, running Mac OS X on PC hardware, MacClone, Intel OS X, netbook OS X, customizing OS X, EFI
Subject:
Operating Systems / Macintosh & iOS
Subject:
how to build an OSx86 machin
Subject:
e with Mac OS X, running Apple software on PC hardware, building a Hackintosh, running Mac OS X on PC hardware, MacClone, Intel OS X, netbook OS X, customizing OS X, EFI
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Publication Date:
20111103
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.22x7.36x1.60 in. 2.72 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Ready to take the next step?

You keep thinking about it. It's a pretty cool idea, running Mac's rock-solid OS X Leopard on your netbook or other non-Apple hardware. You just haven't been quite ready to tackle the tricky process on your own.

Well, you're not on your own anymore. Here's the ultimate how-to guide for creating your very own Hackintosh.

  • Compare several different options for installation

  • Follow step-by-step instructions to install Leopard® to a separate hard disk or a Windows® hard disk

  • Explore the differences between Leopard and Windows

  • Set up personal, system, hardware, and network preferences

  • Get complete directions for using Macintosh software—the Finder, Safari®, iCal®, iTunes®, Preview, and others

  • Build backups with Time Machine®

  • Dual boot Windows and OS X

  • Use Apple developer tools to create new widgets and applications

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