How to install Mac OS X Leopard on a non-Apple-branded PC in 3 easy steps

“Well its been only a day since the Mac OSX Leopard was released officially by Apple and the hackers have managed to create a patched DVD that everyone like you and me can use to install Leopard on PC’s without having to buy a Mac,” dailyApps reports.

“Please note the tutorial that I am going to post is still experimental and things might not work the right way simply because it is still early days in hacking Leopard to work on PC’s. Well if you don’t mind your PC getting screwed then go ahead and try out this tutorial,” dailyApps reports.

Full article here.

[Attribution: TUAW. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “RadDoc” for the heads up.]

MacDailyNews Note: Not that your average hacker would care, but Apple’s Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard Software License Agreement explicitly states that users are allowed to install, use and run the OS only on Apple-labeled computers.


  1. I hope that Apple’s defense against this misuse of OS X is effective against the masses of PC users, but not too effective against the hackers and geeks. When the geek community recognizes the superiority of OS X Leopard, they will be in the queue of some day to become switchers to Mac hardware.

    Apple must, for legal reasons, defend its brand. But Apple can be clever and use the theft of its property to advance the Mac OS X juggernaut.

  2. And just like the iPhone hackers that complained about their phone not working after a hack, will these PCers complain that Apple screwed up their PC, after trying to install Leopard?
    For some reason, I’ve just got this feeling that someone will try & claim for damages.

  3. I use a PC because not everyone has enough moeny to upgrade to a Mac. Believe me, if I had 2 grand to go out and buy a computer, I would. But I don’t. Even though i’m probably not going to use this hack, I like that fact that the hackers are making it possible.

    So please shut up about “well, why don’t they all just go buy macs?”

  4. “if i had 2 grand to buy a Mac….” blah blah blah…

    go look in the store. MOST Macs are far less than 2 grand. plus they last. if you want to spend $6-700 on a machine that will last 18 months and then install a hacked version of OSX that will break at some point rather than spending a grand to get a machine that will last you 5-8 years and get the real thing, you aren’t saving money, you just have no concept of value…..

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