Unique guide to installing Apple's Mac OS X software on non-Apple hardware
If you've always wished you could install Apple's rock solid Mac OS X on your non-Apple notebook, budget PC, or power-tower PC, wish no more. Yes, you can, and this intriguing book shows you exactly how. Walk through these step-by-step instructions, and you'll end up knowing more about Apple's celebrated OS than many of the most devoted Mac fans. You'll learn to build OS X-ready machines, as well as how to install, use, and program OS X.
- Now that Apple computers are based on the Intel platform, the same as most PCs, rogue developers in droves are installing Mac OS X on PCs, including those based on the AMD and Atom processors; this is the first book to show how to create an OSx86 machine running OS X
- Provides step-by-step instruction on the installation, use, and programming of OS X on your existing computer, as well as how to build OS X-ready machines
- Helps you avoid pitfalls and common problems associated with running Apple software on PC hardware
- Offers numerous practical hints, tips, and illustrations
Create your own Hackintosh with this essential guide.
Part I: Installing OS X 10.5.
Chapter 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Installing Leopard to a Separate Hard Disk.
Chapter 3: Avoiding the Need for the Boot CD.
Chapter 4: Installing to a Hard Disk with Windows Vista Already Installed.
Chapter 5: Installing to a Hard Disk with Windows XP Already Installed.
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Your Installation.
Part II: Setting Up and Customizing Leopard.
Chapter 7: Comparing Leopard and Windows.
Chapter 8: Setting Up Personal System Preferences.
Chapter 9: Setting Up Hardware System Preferences.
Chapter 10: Setting Up Internet and Network Preferences.
Chapter 11: Setting Up System Preferences.
Part III: Using Your Macintosh.
Chapter 12: Using the Main Macintosh Software.
Chapter 13: Reading and Writing to Windows Disks.
Chapter 14: Running Windows in OS X.
Chapter 15: Running OS X on Windows Using VMware.
Part IV: Enhancing Your Macintosh.
Chapter 16: Automating Your Work.
Chapter 17: Creating and Editing AppleScript Macros.
Chapter 18: Modifying the Dashboard.
Chapter 19: Using Quartz Composer.
Chapter 20: Using Some Other Developer Tools.
Chapter 21: Using XCode to Create New Programs.
Chapter 22: Some Successful Case Studies.
Appendix A: References.
Appendix B: The Missing Theory.
Appendix C: Installing Snow Leopard.