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Hi everyone, per the post topic I am new to this, so be gentle please. :)

 

I did some research on my install questions, and the answer is "yes" from what I can tell, but it's not completely clear to me.

 

Let me start (quickly) with my intentions wiht installing OSX on a PC, it may help answer the questions. My fiance is a desinger and uses a Mac. I'm a PC guy using processor power mostly for gaming. The idea here: if I can install OXS on a PC we can buy a new PC to share that is cheaper than a MacPro and better than a iMac. :D

 

First install will be to a Dell 4600: P4 2.0ghz, 1gb ram. XP and OSX will be installed to separate hard drives (I think that will work).

Second install (if above works for me) to a Intel Core 2 Due e6600, 2 or 4 gb ram. XP and OSX will be installed to separate hard drives.

 

So my questions are these:

1) Is the OSX performance on a PC sufficient to meet the needs of a design profiessional (multitaksing MS Office (latest), Adobe CS2, Quark, etc.)?

2) Can I do what I want to do?

 

A yes or no answer is okay here. I am not looking for a full walkthrough or handholding (though some pointing in the right direction would be welcome). I will do the needed research; in fact I think this will be the fun of it.

 

Thanks in advance to everyone that helps. :D

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1) It really depends, OS X was built to ruun on their own computers.  I am pretty sure it will run very fast on the Core 2 Duo, but not so much on the Dell 4600.  but who knows, i could be wrong.  I think both of you will want to use the core 2 duo because MS Office and Adobe CS2 are not universal.

2)  http://www.osx86project.org/  : That has all these wiki's about how to put it on 3rd party machines.

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