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OSx86: Creating a Hackintosh

OSx86: Creating a Hackintosh

Peter Baldwin

ISBN: 978-0-470-88170-5

Apr 2010

634 pages

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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.