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Most of those torrents have little to no seeders.

 

EDIT: P.S. It's illegal anyways. The rules for the site say no discussion of torrent sites or any of that. If you want to install OS X on an old Pentium 4 PC, Leopard/Snow Leopard/Lion/Mountain Lion should do you good (still legally available for purchase!)

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