Jump to content
DiscoDancer

Orignal Mac Vs Osx86 mac

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi... I'm a mac lover and thnx to osx86 now i can run mac on my PC which is really awesome.

and as a real mac lover i still want my own original apple mac but i guess i have to sell one of my kidney for that. but still i would like to know what I'm missing. like some difference between original mac and osx86 mac one of them i know is the screen color which are far better in original mac. but i guess this is not a very huge difference. and i would like to know more. for example performance difference stability difference e.t.c...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement

The screen color is because of the apple monitors, not because of osx86/real Mac OS X.

The difference is a mac has some extra hardware PC's don't have. They also share some of the same hardware but in different variations. Both can be accommodated with just a few kexts. For example, my dell e520 runs vanilla Mac OS X Leopard just as a real mac would, with a patched PIIXATA kext for my motherboard, and fake smc.kext which emulates the SMC hardware chip macs have but PC's dont. Because I have so few extra kexts, my system has never crashed since the original install. It varies system to system, if you build a compatible system, expect good results.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The screen color is because of the apple monitors, not because of osx86/real Mac OS X.

The difference is a mac has some extra hardware PC's don't have. They also share some of the same hardware but in different variations. Both can be accommodated with just a few kexts. For example, my dell e520 runs vanilla Mac OS X Leopard just as a real mac would, with a patched PIIXATA kext for my motherboard, and fake smc.kext which emulates the SMC hardware chip macs have but PC's dont. Because I have so few extra kexts, my system has never crashed since the original install. It varies system to system, if you build a compatible system, expect good results.

 

does your laptop has any performance issue?

 

this is my PC's specification

 

Asus p5k-vm MoBo

Intel C2Q 2.4 GHz Q6600 processor

4 GB ram

Creative audigy sound card

NVIDIA GTS 250 512mb

This is a decent configuration for a PC

I'm running ideneb 10.5.7 on it and all working fine except graphic card. but when i compare my PC with my friend's mac book pro. every time i notice a massive performance difference, the animation effect runs so smooth on mac book pro compare to my osx86 mac (maybe this is because i don't have a working kext for my graphic card), data transfer time is more on my osx86 mac, even the folder opening time is more on my PC. there's a lot of difference if i compare my PC to a mac book pro.

 

And I'm sorry I'm changing my post's hole subject but it's very urgent. i bought a new leadtek nvidia 512mb GTS 250 graphic card few days before so can anybody tell me how to make it work. i was using ATI card earlier and i don't have a single idea about how to make a nvidia card working.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i was also having a few thoughts similar to the op

 

im thinking about getting a mac book pro for college

 

but also considering building a desktop for half the price twice the power and twice the fun

 

i dont know what to do!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×