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Building a Mac
09-25-2016, 07:22 AM,
#1
Building a Mac
Hello guys, I've build several windows PCs in the past, some using this site.
But I never actually built a Mac...

Is there a guide somewhere I can follow to build a Mac?
I'm planning to trow ~$1500 on this build with OS and monitor included.

Also, is there a way I can use those white keyboards and mouse with this build?

Please advice.

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09-25-2016, 02:01 PM, (This post was last modified: 09-26-2016, 12:00 AM by pedwards.)
#2
Building a Mac
Hi there.

I was thinking about this over the night and the one thing that made me rethink from my original post was that it was odd that the build required another Mac to copy the MacOS over to the hardware.

Knowing how Apple is pretty militant about controlling the entire user experience from hardware to software I did a quick search on another aspect. The terms and conditions or licensing agreement of MacOS.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/755...0&tstart=0

Apparently only genuine Apple hardware is approved for MacOS, and anything else would violate their Terms and Conditions and/or Licensing Agreement. So without getting into more detail I don't think going any further with support here makes sense. Although the technical challenge is interesting, the legality is the issue.

However you can always check to see if there is used Apple computers that you could buy on forums, eBay, etc.

If you are looking for another PC build however, come back and we'd be more than happy to help out.
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09-27-2016, 08:38 AM, (This post was last modified: 09-27-2016, 08:45 AM by PwnBroker.)
#3
RE: Building a Mac
(09-25-2016, 02:01 PM)pedwards Wrote: Hi there.

I was thinking about this over the night and the one thing that made me rethink from my original post was that it was odd that the build required another Mac to copy the MacOS over to the hardware.

Knowing how Apple is pretty militant about controlling the entire user experience from hardware to software I did a quick search on another aspect. The terms and conditions or licensing agreement of MacOS.

https://discussions.apple.com/thread/755...0&tstart=0

Apparently only genuine Apple hardware is approved for MacOS, and anything else would violate their Terms and Conditions and/or Licensing Agreement. So without getting into more detail I don't think going any further with support here makes sense. Although the technical challenge is interesting, the legality is the issue.

However you can always check to see if there is used Apple computers that you could buy on forums, eBay, etc.

If you are looking for another PC build however, come back and we'd be more than happy to help out.

+1, i was going to post something to the same effect but since you changed your post, kinda needless now lol. besides, i think the OP will run into more headaches than what its worth, that would be bad to buy the OS and apple lock it after they find that its not "genuine" hardware.

OP, if its something different that you are looking for might i suggest a linux machine. the latest ubuntu distro is really easy to install and has just about everything you would want in an OS and then some. if its a multimedia machine your after, then ubuntu studio might interest you. its basically ubuntu with all of the multimedia software pre-installed then you can add what you like from the software depo.

if its the mac look and feel your after look at the ElementaryOS, an ubuntu based distro that acts like osx. mint distro is another good one that can be made to feel like osx, probably the easiest and lightest weight of the distros.

a few years ago, i didnt like ubuntu too much because of codecs and driver support but with the newest 16.04 lts i cant find a piece of hardware that wont run on it.
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09-27-2016, 09:25 PM,
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RE: Building a Mac
http://c4sif.org/2012/10/are-hackintosh-...copyright/
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09-28-2016, 10:21 AM,
#5
RE: Building a Mac
As other pointed out, there are some possible legal issues with building a Mac.

That said, it is possible.

Lifehacker have an excellent guide here, with a link to multiple builds: http://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-d...-o-5841604
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09-29-2016, 02:11 PM,
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Building a Mac
(09-28-2016, 10:21 AM)MathieuB Wrote: Lifehacker have an excellent guide here, with a link to multiple builds: http://lifehacker.com/the-always-up-to-d...-o-5841604

Lol that was the link I referenced in my original post! I removed it for fear of breaking the forum rules and being booted off here forever for harboring pirate-ism, or something like that.


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