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# 38092 24-Jul-2009 15:35
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Quite a few of my friends have got Hackintoshes, and this has sort of made me want to get one??
I just wanted to know:
1) Is it illegal.?
2) Is it easy to intall?
3) Is there any risk of it doing damage to my computer.?
4) Minimum specs?
5) Will it come with iMovie etc?

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  # 238664 24-Jul-2009 15:45
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1. It's in breach of the EULA. Also most Hackintosh users just torrent a leopard dvd...But don't know...
2. yes. Drivers are an issue though.
3. Does a flamingo forget how to fly?
4. Less than crysis.
5. iMovie etc is part of iLife and ships as a separate disc even with retail macs. So I'd say no.

I'm not sure what the Mods or MF would say, but this discussion is a bit of a gray area. Give insanelymac a search, they'll have all the answers you need.

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  # 238666 24-Jul-2009 15:47
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OK, thankyou...

Hopefully my pet flamingo doesn't forget how to fly, then?


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  # 238673 24-Jul-2009 16:16
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you should be allgood, just be carefull if your doing a dual boot cus you can screw up your partition tables with it easily.
make sure you check with to make sure all your hardware is compatible aswell.

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  # 238689 24-Jul-2009 17:31
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You can now install Retail Leopard DVDs onto a hackintosh without modifying the discs themselves, just using the Chameleon boot loader to load the kexts etc.

If you have the money, buy a Mac. The driver issues can get frustrating and the simplicity of the hardware of a Mac is worth it.

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  # 243385 6-Aug-2009 10:33
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Vectran, I disagree. I'm running Leopard on a home-built tower and it's flawless, for 1/3 of the price of a similar Apple machine. I can't justify that sort of premium anymore (I also own a MacBook Pro).

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