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Hi guys,

most of you might think it is an "insane" idea but I have created a petition on change.org for Mac OS X on PC. You might think that Apple would not do that but think again. Microsoft is dominating the PC market and Apple have no word on PC gaming. Linux is coming via SteamOS and it is actually a big time for Apple to support PC's and have a great market to sell its Apps, Games and accessories and even hardware tomorrow.

Even if Apple sell Mavericks for $99, I am 100% sure that most of the PC users will switch. Once they use Apple OS, they will want to buy Apple hardware too and they will start using Apple services instead of MS. It is like binding the user to the brand.

So, never say never. iPad mini and iPhone C was also impossible according to Steve but here they are. Why not Mac OS XI for PCs ? Capitalism smile_osx.png

Please sign. I really want to see the potential. Also don't forget that a new player to the PC OS market will raise competition.

https://www.change.o...app...B1nlansın

Thanks.



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If I remember well we have a very old topic about the same subject.

I am afraid Apple is never going to release OS X for PCs. There are plenty of reasons, but one is that there is far too much hardware to support.



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Actually, Apple will just prepare a tool much like Microsoft Windows Upgrade Tool which check for compatiblity. If the system is compatible, user will be forwarded to App Store to buy the OS.

 

If it is incompatible, Apple will redirect user to buy "certified Apple Hardware". Imagine the capitalism :) It is a win win situation in many ways IMO.



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I wish you could persuade them :)



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Why  !!   Hackintosh is too cool to drop it in favor of PC Market  ;)



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Real Macs are also very cool, but far too expensive. And that is another reason why Apple won't allow anybody to put (officially) OS X on a PC or a clone. They make their money with hardware, not software.



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Your karma check for today: There once was was a user that whined his existing OS was so blind, he'd do better to pirate an OS that ran great but found his hardware declined. Please don't steal Mac OS! Really, that's way uncool.



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Real Macs are also very cool, but far too expensive. And that is another reason why Apple won't allow anybody to put (officially) OS X on a PC or a clone. They make their money with hardware, not software.

 

They are actually losing more money than they are earning by not selling more Apps. Also the Macs are getting cheaper and cheaper. Apple sure wants to penetrate into new markets.



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They are actually losing more money than they are earning by not selling more Apps. Also the Macs are getting cheaper and cheaper. Apple sure wants to penetrate into new markets.

Macbook's still start off at $1000, Mac Minis are still $600, Imacs are still $1300(I remember when they started at $1000), and the Mac Pro is still starting at $3000. Only difference is the OS, which yes Mavericks is free but it's only free if you have a legal license for ML, L, or SL.  

 

Wouldn't say they're losing money on that either...



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And if you want a half decent MacBook Pro you must spend at least 2000 euro. You can't have a 17" MacBook Pro, no matter the price.



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leave it alone. it´s fine the way it is now. 

 

apple is about user experience with the combo os/hw. 



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leave it alone. it´s fine the way it is now. 

 

apple is about user experience with the combo os/hw. 

 

I agree. Problem is, it has become more difficult to buy a decent Mac for a reasonable price. Before the Retina madness you could buy a 17" MacBook Pro for 2500 euro. I bought mine for 1600 euro. And don't get me started on the new Mac Pro. I'd like to know how many people have spent 3000+ on "that"



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I agree. Problem is, it has become more difficult to buy a decent Mac for a reasonable price. Before the Retina madness you could buy a 17" MacBook Pro for 2500 euro. I bought mine for 1600 euro. And don't get me started on the new Mac Pro. I'd like to know how many people have spent 3000+ on "that"

 

yes, the prices are very high. here, in brazil, they are even more absurd. at least 2 times more.

 

 

but i was talking about make os x for pcs. that is not good for anybody, specially apple.

 

i would hate to install a generic os x without the usual performance, optimizations, stability and confiability.



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Apple is no more focused on creating the best afther the death of Steve Jobs. They will be back on the table thinking how to penetrate into new markets.



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SJ was Apple! I can see them continuing to go down hill from here on out.. Between MS, Android and Samsung, Apple will have to fight to be on top in any market.



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Quand Steve Jobs créa les premiers ordinateurs personnels conviviaux ,  c'était avant tout une vision , le but est de rendre un système le plus simple possible très intuitif tout en gardant la puissance et la qualité de fabrication avec les meilleurs composants disponibles sur le marché . Donc il privilégie le hardware et  adapte ses OS en fonction de l'évolution du hardware . Pourquoi ils iraient "s'embêter" à faire un OS bon à tout , bon à rien pour avoir de piètres résultats sur des PC à hardware de toute sorte , dans cette voie là , ils se retrouveraient comparé à des OS qui ont 20 ans d'avance dans ce domaine et se retrouverait reléguer à l'oubli . On voit bien , Apple veut le meilleur matériel qui existe sur marché  , AMD CPU n'est pas choisi car  il n'est pas au niveau d'Intel et ce n'est pas demain que nous verrons des Macs à CPU AMD bien que ces CPU fonctionnent très bien sur OS X . Puis je ne pense pas que Apple soit à l'agonie pour aller se confronter sur le terrain Microsoft . 

 

Apple est une référence par sa différence et j'espère qu'il le gardera très longtemps ............

 

 

When Steve Jobs created the first personal computers user friendly, it was above all a vision, the goal is to make a very intuitive system as simple as possible while keeping the power and quality workmanship with the best components available on the market. Therefore favors the hardware and OS adapts according to the changing hardware . Why they would go " to annoy " to do good to all OS , bum to have poor performance on PC hardware of any kind, in this way there, they would find themselves compared to OS with 20 years advance in this area and would end up relegated to oblivion. It is clear , Apple wants the best equipment out there on the market, AMD CPU is not chosen because it is not the level of Intel and not tomorrow we will see AMD CPU Macs although these CPU work very well on OS X . Then I do not think Apple is dying to go confront the Microsoft field.
 
Apple is a reference by its difference and I hope it will keep a long time ............


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This is the start:

 

http://www.pcmag.com...,2455306,00.asp



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"We have no religious issue with doing that. If we thought it made sense for us to do that, we would do that," Cook said last year, responding to a question about whether Apple would consider making apps for Android.

 

Interesting. I wasn't aware of that.



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...They make their money with hardware, not software.

IMO Apple sell devices to access their services which in turn do a BIG part of the income. You can't even download new OS X version without having Apple ID (when Mavericks is FREE OF CHARGE).

 

The above is true for the mobile devices at least.



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SJ was Apple! I can see them continuing to go down hill from here on out.. Between MS, Android and Samsung, Apple will have to fight to be on top in any market.

I wouldn't say they're going down hill either. Yes, Steve Jobs made Apple. But at the same time, look how closed the Apple ecosystem was when Steve Jobs was alive compared to now. Opening the Iphone up to more carriers, the price of the OS now, they even considered putting Itunes on Android. The major complaint about the iPhone all along has been the screen size, and since the passing of Jobs the screen size did get bigger!

 

Apple along with Intel pushed into motion support for one the fastest and stable interface that we know as Thunderbolt. Apple also pushed for display port, and mini display port! All of this since Cook has been running Apple.

 

Steve Jobs was a brilliant man, but he was also set in his ways. So set that instead of working with other companies that "wronged" him, he flat out denied any contact or support with them.(Adobe anyone?)

 

Being run by Tim Cook now, Apple is doing fine. They continue to thrive in the markets they pursue, and continue to open up new markets as well.







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