Is it possible to install the Mac OS X operating system on any computer ?

Today, I found a mac book pro box in a bin! And Inside were all the installation disks stickers etc. What I would like to know is if you could install the operating system on any computer or does it require a certain infrastructure to work?
I have just received a home built PC and do not have many files with it. So if it is possible would I be able to uninstall Windows and replace it with the OS X operating system and how would this be achieved?

All comments welcome



mwrenfro6 years ago
Not legally. "2A. ... You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-branded computer, or to enable others to do so."

Some people make it work on particular types of non-Apple hardware, but chances are your existing hardware isn't compatible. You've got to have the right motherboard chipset, video card, etc. to even have a chance of it working, and it may break on the next OS release.

If you just want to mess around with OS X, used Intel-based Mac Minis can be had for $400 at the moment. G4-based ones for $250. New Minis, $669. (Reference here).
aderoy5 years ago
Can i have the stickers
kelseymh6 years ago
Not MacOSX as such (i.e., with all the bells and whistles), as mwrenfro pointed out.

You can install the Darwin operating system, which is the open-source basis for MacOSX. There is a GNU distribution available.
lemonie6 years ago

It can be done, but the only person I know who has downloaded an illegal cracked copy of Snow Leopard. He said it worked good for him.