Is it possible to install Leopard on this piece of junk?

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  1. micaheljcaboose

    micaheljcaboose Well-Known Member

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    I have an old HP Pavilion 7940 Desktop Computer. It has a 1ghz intel pentium III processor, 128mb of RAM, a 40gig hard drive and it is running windows 2000ME. Is it possible to install leapord on it or at least an older version of OSX? I don't even need to Dual-Boot.
    PS, I'm good with computers, have my Normal computer dual-booting linux. So if someone could redirect me to a website with a tutorial that would be nice.
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    A P3 -excuse me while i laugh- Ha!- OS X needs at least a SSE2 processor to run and if you try to run it wit that cpu and that little ram- 1 - it wont boot because of the incompatible cpu
    2- If you somehow got it to run it would take like 30 minutes to boot, nevermind performace..
    3- If you are really dying to run os x on your machine you can run it in QEMU- google- "Run OS X In QEMU" But performnce well...hope you have a lot of hair to pull out!
    4- The best you are gonna get is to make your windows/linux look like mac os x
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    Isn't there a thing called "Hackintosh", that lets you install OSX on other computers?

    I think I recall trying to install it on a Virtual PC in the past. xD
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    yes i think Hackintosh would work, I really don't know 100% cuz I am on 1 PPC!
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    micaheljcaboose Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your help guys..
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    hockeypanda32 Well-Known Member

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    Are you attempting this right as we speak?
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    micaheljcaboose Well-Known Member

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    Can someone link me to a web-page about this or something that I would be able to install on my comp, OSX and up?

    @hockey, no, I would have to download it for about a week... and I'm looking for a good tut.
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    hockeypanda32 Well-Known Member

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    Well look here, it might cost a bit, but not as much as a Mac and if you already have a computer you can probably use its parts if it is x86 based

    Look here
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    micaheljcaboose Well-Known Member

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    Problem is that I have no money......
    I could probably install it on my family computer....
    Specs:
    -2800+ AMD Athlon Processor
    -160gb Hard Drive
    -Nvidia Geforce4 Graphics
    -512mb RAM

    Could I run leopard on that? Or at least Mac OSX?
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    I am really not sure you should search up x86 Mac

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