Has anyone installed Darwin into a (windows) pc??

in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Ok, i have an acer laptop ...

that works fine with redhat linux, no windows in it so far... but i was wondering whether to install darwin in it.

now, has anyone installed Darwin to a non-apple computer .. laptop???

how probablt it will give me troubles??

or better leave it as linux??

gee. i think this is the only place to ask cos i dont like to go windows boards and none of my mac, linux or windows using friends has ever tried it.

i won't try darwin on my mac cos i'm happy with os x so far.

thanks if anyone has had any darwin experiences <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />


  • Reply 1 of 3
    jante99jante99 Posts: 539member
    When you log in type &gt;console as the user name and hit enter. You will now be using darwin. Every mac with OS X has Darwin. If you get fink you can get programs to run in Darwin. <a href="http://fink.sourceforge.net"; target="_blank">Fink web page</a> Getting Darwin on your PC would be somewhat redundent and not much software is available for it.
  • Reply 2 of 3
    kickahakickaha Posts: 8,760member

    Not quite.

    There should be about the same amount of software for Darwin/x86 as there is for Darwin/PPC, since both pools are generally compiled from the same sources.

    If anything, there's probably more code that would be easier to port to Darwin/x86.

    Yes, folks have had varying degrees of success running Darwin on x86 systems - the more vanilla and close to a reference spec motherboard, the better.

    <a href="http://www.opendarwin.org"; target="_blank">www.opendarwin.org</a> is a good place to start looking for info on Darwin in general.

    (Hey, if Mulattabianca wants to run Darwin on their PC hardware, lets *support* it, m'kay? )
  • Reply 3 of 3
    defiantdefiant Posts: 4,876member
    btw. you don't have to install darwin on your mac, because it's already installed. (it's the core of 10)

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