OSX on a PC desktop

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OSX on a PC desktop

Post by BinaryB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:03 pm

Here is a list of compatible PC Hardware

If i could afford a mac i would but I am an exchange student so I'm
living of the gunk that accumulates under my fingernails.
But I own a Logic Dongle that cost me about $3500 including upgrades
since Logic V2. yes 1996.
I also got dsp-quattro :D

I want to build a PC desktop to run a dual-boot system and have
Ableton songs launch in OSX with Logic for my MixDowns + Extra stuff.
and run Final Cut Pro express for some video editing to try and get some
work and make the most of the opportunity to develop my career while i am here.

If you have any advice about Motherboards, Graphics cards etc.
that you have experienced working well with OSX.
Please let me know.

I will post my results.
Cheers
B
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Post by nebulae » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:08 pm

my guess is that the headaches you will suffer will only cost you more time than worth it for the money you'll be saving...get a real mac and be happy, make music
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Post by nagal » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:12 pm

check out forum.insanelymac.com. If you are not very computer savy I would not even bother trying this.

EDIT:

I did the whole OS X thing on the PC. I used Asus P5B Deluxe/Wifi motherboard with an Intel Core2Dou E6600. Was pretty straight forward for me to get it working after spending lots of time reading and research. It is doable just pic your hardware very carefully. I use ATI 1800GTO and ATI X1950XT video cards and both ran dual LCD monitors under OS X with no problems.

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Post by Jaan » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:19 pm

It is very possible but it is illegal. I wouldn't recommend it cause it's not stable.

Save up, buy a Mac, then dual boot.


http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
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Post by BinaryB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:22 pm

nebulae wrote:my guess is that the headaches you will suffer will only cost you more time than worth it for the money you'll be saving...get a real mac and be happy, make music
I simply do not have the money to afford one.

SERIOUSLY.
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Post by BinaryB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:23 pm

nagal wrote:check out forum.insanelymac.com. If you are not very computer savy I would not even bother trying this.

EDIT:

I did the whole OS X thing on the PC. I used Asus P5B Deluxe/Wifi motherboard with an Intel Core2Dou E6600. Was pretty straight forward for me to get it working after spending lots of time reading and research. It is doable just pic your hardware very carefully. I use ATI 1800GTO and ATI X1950XT video cards and both ran dual LCD monitors under OS X with no problems.
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Post by gomi » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:40 pm

BinaryB wrote:
nebulae wrote:my guess is that the headaches you will suffer will only cost you more time than worth it for the money you'll be saving...get a real mac and be happy, make music
I simply do not have the money to afford one.

SERIOUSLY.

so instead you'll buy cheaper mishmashed hardware that is barely even supported
in windows, and then illegally steal an entire operating system (or two)
and then try and use it for music creation without having lots of silly problems?


good luck to you!

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Post by BinaryB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:54 pm

gomi wrote:
BinaryB wrote:
nebulae wrote:my guess is that the headaches you will suffer will only cost you more time than worth it for the money you'll be saving...get a real mac and be happy, make music
I simply do not have the money to afford one.

SERIOUSLY.

so instead you'll buy cheaper mishmashed hardware that is barely even supported
in windows
, and then illegally steal an entire operating system (or two)
and then try and use it for music creation without having lots of silly problems?


good luck to you!
Um... when you put it that way. Um... No.

Please relax and go back to what you were doing before you decided that I needed to hear your opinion about this.
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Post by BinaryB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:55 pm

Jaan wrote:It is very possible but it is illegal. I wouldn't recommend it cause it's not stable.

Save up, buy a Mac, then dual boot.


http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page
Is it illegal if i own OSX ?
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Post by BinaryB » Fri Sep 14, 2007 9:58 pm

gomi wrote:
BinaryB wrote:
nebulae wrote:my guess is that the headaches you will suffer will only cost you more time than worth it for the money you'll be saving...get a real mac and be happy, make music
I simply do not have the money to afford one.

SERIOUSLY.

so instead you'll buy cheaper mishmashed hardware that is barely even supported
in windows, and then illegally steal an entire operating system (or two)
and then try and use it for music creation without having lots of silly problems?


good luck to you!

AAAHHH!

I just saw your sig... you own a MacBookPro + LEMUR.

You must not understand what it is like to have no money.
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Post by Jaan » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:19 pm

Yes it's still illegal if you own osx cause it's not Apple hardware.

It explains it all in the EULA's if you bothered to read them.


But, please try it on a laptop and tell me how stable it is. I've been wanting to do this for a while.
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Post by ultrasource » Fri Sep 14, 2007 11:29 pm

i'm with gomi on this one. but i'll go back to what i was doing before you wanted to hear another opinion. :?
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Post by adventurepants_ » Sat Sep 15, 2007 12:40 am

do you want to make music or do you want to be a computer geek pretending to make music?

if you want to make music, get the best most stable platform you can afford. which is probably something on pc for you at the moment.

if you want to be a computer geek, playing with multiple and unsupported Operating systems, then do so. but you wont be doing anything resembling music making.

your call

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Post by BinaryB » Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:06 am

Quite a few suggestions that it might not be the best thing to pursue if i want to do any serious editing.

Thanks people, I'll take that onboard as good advice.

Other guys -->
I am sorry If i dont appear to be excited about your offerings to this topic.
I respect your right to voice your opinions.
And I welcome them if they contain constructive criticism...

I also welcome free cheese with nice crackers.
Oh and humus. i like humus when its fresh.
and a sprinkling of paprika is good too.
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Post by dru » Sat Sep 15, 2007 2:46 am

What's your budget for your system?

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