Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps!

by Karthik on October 27, 2007 · 936 comments

Update : 2 : If you are looking for a guide to Dual Boot Windows Vista and Mac OSX Leopard, please follow this guide Hack Attack : Dual Boot Leopard and Windows Vista. The Dual Boot Guide is a comprehensive guide and it should work for most of you with a little bit of hard work.

Update : 1 : There is a newer version of this Hack that you might want to check out. Its much more simpler and can be done by almost everyone. The newer hack also includes Mac OSX 10.5.1 so please check out Hack Attack : Install Leopard On your PC in Just One Step.

Mac OSX Leopard

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. 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.

Make sure you backup all important data before you proceed. Here are the things that you will need before Install Leopard on your PC

  • The Patched DVD Image
  • The zip file containing the patch
  • One pen drive or USB Flash Drive formatted as FAT32

Well once you have all these you can go ahead and Install Leopard..

Step 1. Getting things ready  

  • Burn the DVD Image onto a Single Layer DVD-R using a software like Nero.
  • Format the USB Flash Drive and the drive label should be “Patcher” without the quotes. Please note it has to be “Patcher” only and nothing else for the patch to work when we apply it later.
  • Extract the Zip file and put its contents into the USB Flash Drive.
  • Now your USB Drive should contain a folder called “files”, if it doesn’t then check to see where you have gone wrong.


Step 2. Installing Leopard

  • Now that you have the Patched DVD with you, you can now install Leopard. Pop in the DVD into the drive and boot into it by pressing F12 at the BIOS Prompt.
  • Boot into the DVD and the installer should now load. It take a while though, so be patient.
  • Select your Language and make sure you select Customize and you need to deselect all the packages that are displayed.
  • Leopard will now install. This can take a while, so go grab yourself a coffee.
  • It will ask you to Reboot, so go ahead and Reboot. Before rebooting make sure that USB Flash Drive is connected to the PC.


Step 3. Patching Leopard

  • Now that you have got Leopard installed, you need to patch it. Before we do that Boot into the Leopard DVD like the way you did before.
  • Wait for the Darwin Bootloader to load. Once it loads up press F8. You should now see a prompt. Type -s and hit enter. The DVD will now load in Verbose mode. Watch for any errors. It should load without a problem because you have already installed Leopard.
  • Once the setup is loaded select your Language. Once done you should now be seeing the Welcome Screen. Once there navigate to Utilities-Terminal.
  • Once the terminal loads up, you now need to browse to your USB Drive, so follow the steps below, typing it exactly as it appears below in the Terminal.

    In the command line type the following as they appear here

    cd ..
    cd ..
    cd Volumes
    cd Patcher
    cd files

    Notice the space between cd and the 2 dots.

  • Now its the time to run the patcher to make sure Leopard will work on your PC. Type the following into the Terminal.


  • The Patch should now run. You can answer Yes while removing the ACPUPowerManagement.kext
  • After the Script is done, you should now be able to Boot into Leopard after you restart.


Step 4. Congratulations! You’ve done the Impossible!


Well that was it. Please note this has not been extensively tested, so most of your Hardware like Sound, Network may not work. If something goes wrong for you or you want to help us, then please join the discussion over at OSX86Scene. If you noticed I haven’t posted the links to the Torrent that contains the DVD image and the zip. Well I haven’t posted them because I am sure the lawyers over at Apple are going to sue the hell out of me. If you wondering where you can find them, then head over to Demonoid and search for it.

Well here are few screenshots by Mac.nub over at the forums who could get Leopard working on his system.


Some Updates and Clarifications :

  • This Hack works on Intel PC’s with atleast SSE3
  • You need to format your Leopard Partition to HFS+
  • Make Sure you install Leopard on MBR and not GUID or it won’t boot.
  • More Patched DVD’s from Uphuck, Netkas is in the works so it would be better if you wait for the polished releases to come out.
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martinsc October 27, 2007 at 3:55 pm

i didn’t know that was even possible….
and damn quick….


Karthik Kastury October 27, 2007 at 3:59 pm

@Martin : It sure was. Nothing in this world is impossible is it… Expect more versions Of Leopard to come in the future that will be much more easier to install on your PC. Things are just getting started now..


YodaMouse October 27, 2007 at 6:11 pm

Wow. I think it’s so idiotic that OSX isn’t available for PC by design. It is so typical for industry types to try to wish the problem away, and simply ignore a legitimate user demand. If Apple truly wants to compete against M$, why the hell not make a PC version?

The only thing I can think of is a back-door deal that allows Apple to survive regardless of the market’s state while M$ avoids another antitrust lawsuit.

I hope people hack the hell out of it!!!


ob81 October 27, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Great work! The speed of the internet :) That wasn’t even a full day!


Karthik Kastury October 27, 2007 at 7:30 pm

@YODAMOUSE, I would be very happy if Apple would release a PC version of OS X in the future. But that would have the problem of Mass Adoption and that would lead to problems with the security of OS X. I feel its better being an elite OS.

@OB81, Yeah I know.. The developers over OSX86 are working very hard indeed. Expect more refined releases in the future. This is just the beginning.


seaman October 27, 2007 at 8:47 pm

In fact,it was more than one day BEFORE release,that many of us run it on a PC.
And Apple will not release a PC version because it can not support it.There is a lot of diferent hardware in PC’s and MacOS is not ready for that.They only have drivers for few devices,parts.
Supporting lots of hardware will shatter the “well known stability” of MacOS.


Hessel October 27, 2007 at 10:50 pm

Apparently you have to have OSX (Tiger) already running on your PC.


Noob October 27, 2007 at 10:56 pm

What kind of format do you use for the hard drive? HFS+? And what software allow these kind of format?


Pesqair October 28, 2007 at 12:41 am

True. Apple will never release a PC version of OS X. The whole point of Apple and OS X is its stability. This is possible because Apple knows what it puts on their machines inside out.


josh October 28, 2007 at 12:46 am

apple does not offer a PC version of OS X for very obvious reasons — they make their money off hardware, not software.

if they give you their operating system.. they only make a measly $129 off the people who actually pay for it instead of steal it.

instead, they make several thousand off people to buy macs.


Jordan October 28, 2007 at 12:46 am

Why the hell would anyone want to install a piece of crap software on their pc? I say F**** mac and hail windows XP


Leigh October 28, 2007 at 12:46 am

@karthik RE: the problem of Mass Adoption
So are you implying that OS X is secure because of the lower market share than Windows? If so this mindset is entirely off base as this type of thinking would imply that NeXt or BeOS would be even MORE secure than OS X. An operating systems security is NOT tied to its marketshare. HOWEVER attempts to hack it will increase but these attempts will only be successful IF the OS is insecure.

Much like the house in the woods… just because it’s never been broken into because nobody is around makes the door lock better than the one in the city that has a break-in attempt every night

Either OS X is secure or it’s not additional marketshare will NOT make a difference. Just maybe speedup finding the problems.


FooManChew October 28, 2007 at 12:49 am

“I think it���s so idiotic that OSX isn���t available for PC by design”

They can’t afford to support it. Think about the diversity of hardware on PCs. By “locking” their OS to a very specifically chosen subset of the available PC hardware, they don’t have to worry about somebody that just bought a $200 emachine piece of crap where every shortcut available has been taken in the hardware, with one-off chipsets that “sorta” match a published specs, etc.

So, really, it’s not idiotic at all.


KC October 28, 2007 at 12:50 am


That is such total BS. First off, it’s not Apple’s job to support eighty bajillion pieces of hardware. Second, if they released a version of OS X for beige box PCs, (discounting the fact that it would cut into their hardware sales, though as badly as some would think) the wave of adoption that would follow would encourage hardware makers that don’t already provide OS X drivers to do so.

Yes, releasing OS X for beige boxes would cut into Apple hardware sales. But the margins on hardware are crap to begin with, especially compared to the margins on software, and the sales of OS X for beige boxes would more than make up for lost hardware sales.

I fully believe that Apple realizes this, and that they’re going to do it eventually. Why? Because Steve Jobs says they aren’t. Recall that this is the same guy who spent years touting the superiority of PowerPC over x86, and claimed that video support on the iPod wasn’t going to happen.

Apple is not a stupid company; with their market share increasing daily, and their coffers stuffed with cash, they have to know that very, very soon they will have the ability to give Microsoft something very, very big to worry over.


Seemen October 28, 2007 at 12:50 am

Does anyone have the specs of a PC that will be able to run OSX smooth?


JS October 28, 2007 at 12:51 am

Wow, that was fast :)


Troy Mc October 28, 2007 at 12:52 am

The reason Apple has not yet and will never release a version of OSX for generic PC’s is that they are a hardware company. They are not a software company. They develop OSX only to push their hardware.

They would shoot themselves in the face if they were to sell OSX in a state that could be installed by default on any PC. The average user who wants to run OSX on a regular PC would likely not pay for it anyway. Most home users who actually install their own OS pirate it these days.

The majority of legitimate Windows installs out there were done by an OEM.

Apple stands to lose more than they could gain from selling OSX for regular PC’s.

They are in the game to make money, not satisfy people who currently don’t agree with their business model. If you want to run a stable copy of OSX, you will buy a Mac. Many more people are doing this all the time. This is a profitable situation for Apple.

Why would they kill it?


Jon October 28, 2007 at 12:53 am

There are two reasons why there will likely never be a PC release of OS X. One is old, one is new.

First, Apple got burned by depending on third party applications in the very early years of the mac. The result was Windows, and slow or no development of Office for the mac. Microsoft wanted them to make the Mac System for the Intel system, Apple said no, and, well, the rest is history. Whether that institutional memory should have any effect on their decision making now or not, it does.

Second, Apple makes pretty decent profits on hardware. (In fact, they make more profits than Microsoft excluding their monopoly Windows and Office) and is a much smaller company.

If you haven’t seen the news, their formula seems to be working. Their profits are up, their market share, especially among laptops is up, so, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.

Just from a practical point of view, having to support less hardware makes it easier for the OS to be stable.

Having said that, I’ve run 10.4 on a PC and if it had better drivers, it would have been a great machine.


Rob Lowe October 28, 2007 at 12:54 am

Counting the minutes until the Apple Cease and Desist Letters get mailed, not that it will really do any good.


SEO Image October 28, 2007 at 12:54 am

Apple has never been an OS (Software) company like Microsoft. With all the components manufacturers would still need to produce machines with the proper components.


mac.nub October 28, 2007 at 12:59 am

Heh, you stole my Installation Screenshots!
Anyhow, nice article.



Joe Schmoe October 28, 2007 at 1:00 am

Heh, “elite OS” — more like “Elitist OS.” Apple sucks because of the fanboys.


Sish October 28, 2007 at 1:01 am

Security through Obscurity is complete nonsense. If OSX is as secure as we all know it is, the number of people using it should have little to no effect.
The whole windows is insecure because so many use it (and is thus a hacker magnet) argument is just a line windows users/devs give to justify its insecurities.

People of other OS’s should not fall into that line of thinking because it is just a FUD trap.


Whoever October 28, 2007 at 1:04 am


Exactly. Apple is a hardware company. They make software only so people will buy their hardware. End result – they won’t ever support OSX on anything else. But i betcha they don’t get too upset about people porting it if they buy a copy first. If it works like crap because of driver issues, but people otherwise like it, they might be inspired to buy a Mac. And that should make Cupertino happy.


jaret October 28, 2007 at 1:05 am

the reason why apple doesn’t sell a pc version of osx is because it makes it’s money off of hardware sales rather than software sales. if they released leopard for pc, apple would go out of business because people would buy the cheap pc hardware and just put apple’s software on it, rather than buying apple’s expensive computers just to have osx


Yoh October 28, 2007 at 1:12 am


Read up on the history of MS and how they became the dominant OS. In short, they let people pirate Windows and that resulted in a huge, huge market share slice. Apple is very smart in this area and are following the same tactic. They dont officially support OSX on x86, but they don’t make it hard to install on x86 either, thereby gaining a foothold in the PC world for free. If they released a commercial version of OSX for PCs at this stage, they’d have to compete with MS…and no one that has competed with MS for the PC desktop has survived. Apple is just taking the intelligent road to desktop dominance.


Kelli October 28, 2007 at 1:18 am

In fact, if Windows only had to run on 7 or 8 different machines, all with fixed known base configurations, expandable only by USB or 1394, it would probably be a lot more stable than it is.

Mac OS X is already a lot less stable on Mac Pros for the very reason that the number of possible system configurations is much greater, since you can get into the machine and change things, unlike with any other model of Mac.


frederick October 28, 2007 at 1:19 am

I see a step four :(


Ed October 28, 2007 at 1:19 am

Yodamouse, just becuase people want something of Apple doesnt mean they are obliged to provide it.

And Apple arent competing with Microsoft, they are doing their own thing in the same market as Dell, HP, IBM AND Microsoft.

Maybe one day OS X will be supported on PCs but at that time, Apple will have to be the biggest company in computer hardware AND software to make it work like it does now for all its customers.


DAN October 28, 2007 at 1:22 am

If Apple would do it themself and allow a version to run on PC, this would be a serious treat to MS. Not to forget a major money cow…. But I guess they still don’t get it and are too greedy so they want the software and hardware sale. History has prooven that software pays more than hardware.


Tmemphis October 28, 2007 at 1:23 am

I’ve read this a couple of time and I don’t understand where you get the zip file containing the patch. Could someone clarify this for me. or post the link. Thank you in advance


lolcat October 28, 2007 at 1:31 am

Just nice!


Azrael October 28, 2007 at 1:44 am


Regarding your comment about ‘mass adoption’ bringing security issues to the table… You’re aware that OS X not being able to hold itself if it was mass adopted is an actually huge issue? Security by obscurity isn’t a good thing. Never was, never gonna be.


IPv6Freely October 28, 2007 at 1:48 am

Why not just get a mac?


Jayson Barclay October 28, 2007 at 1:54 am

Yes! This is right up my alley. I thought leopard was proprietary, not open source, Imagine my surprise. I will download it for my PC immediately. Apple will never know! My anonymity remains intact!


Blake Brannon October 28, 2007 at 2:04 am

If you want Leopard so bad, just buy a MAC and get full support.


ChaOS October 28, 2007 at 2:05 am

Very good work guys! (and speedy too!)

I too wish OSX would one day grace the PC market, but we all know how many drivers would need to be rewritten for OSX so I don’t see it happening (officially).

Keep up the excellent work!


JVW October 28, 2007 at 2:09 am

Also, keep in mind, Apple makes most of its money from selling hardware (2k-5k) not software ($129) so it’s not in their best interest to make this OS available for PCs–while it would create more “mind share”, it wouldn’t necessarily move more Apple hardware (and may actually decrease their hardware sales–anyone remember the shortlived Apple clones?).


shen October 28, 2007 at 2:18 am

“And Apple will not release a PC version because it can not support it.”

no, Apple will not release a PC version because they are a hardware company, the software is made to sell the hardware. if they released a PC version they would have to up the price enough to make up the difference of not selling the hardware.

in short, there is no PC version because it would ruin the company.

stability is not the issue. Linux is also incredibly stable and also has a driver shortage. The Mac OS doesn’t have to be ready for different hardware, the hardware makers have to stop using windows poor design as a crutch for their shoddy drivers.

please, if you know nothing about OS design, don’t tell us about it.


PixlNinja October 28, 2007 at 2:25 am

Done it !!
A nice DIY.. some detailed information may be more helpful


fX October 28, 2007 at 2:27 am

Why anyone would want to do this is completely beyond me. Sure, it’s illegal… but that’s not why I don’t get it.

Why doesn’t Apple release a version for PCs… hmmm. It could be that they figure people will pirate it like Windows (surely, why not? If you do what this article suggests, since it’s already illegal, why would you buy Leopard to do this?). Could be an inability to support more than 3-4% of the “PC userbase” (customer service/tech support). Could be they make all their money on selling overpriced crap? Could be they can lack support for a shit ton of hardware, since they only need drivers for hardware they sell. But ultimately it seems it would make it super-duper-uncool to those nazi-like Mac-fanatics.
Oh, another one, they realize that selling an OS seperate from the machine is fucking stupid! Historically retail OS boxes don’t sell well, OEMs that come with a machine is where they’d make money. But then they’d have to let other PC makers put OSX on their machines. But that would again make Macs super-duper-uncool to the nazi-like mac-fanatics.

Tangents anyone? Sure!

What really makes Bill cream his pants is all the Mac users that pretty much exclusively use the MS Office suite… except they do it on a Mac. Oh sure, there’s iTunes! Maybe they even use Safari if they’re a few bits short of a byte.

But alas, what do I see Mac users running? Internet Explorer! Outlook, Excel, Word…. And these are people who prefer using Macs strongly over a PC. I just don’t get it. But I still consider these types of users a few bits short of a byte.

I think the biggest preference comes from the short-cuts people become familar with. Then the niche group of Audio/Visual users that haven’t realized PCs can do anything A/V a Mac has been able to do for well over a decade.

I need to get me one of those Mac mice with the ball instead of wheel. Those are nice. Too bad it costs over $50 for a damn mouse. And it’ll probably explode when I attach it to my Windows 2000 machine. Anyone got unlock software for Mac mice? j/k


bob October 28, 2007 at 2:35 am

Apple won’t release a PC version of it’s OS because PC users are not as forgiving as Apple fanboys, and because it won’t take long for all the holes to start doing appearing and for message board posters to start adapting Mr Jobs’ name to $teve Job$ :D


Terrapin October 28, 2007 at 2:41 am

Not good. Not good at all.


Matthew October 28, 2007 at 2:48 am

Can I use computer with Athlon64 and GeForce for this?


mysteryfishnsea October 28, 2007 at 3:04 am

More importantly, Apple wants to control the complete experience of its customers end-to-end. They place a huge emphasis on interoperability within their entire product line. If they were to license OSX, then they’d lose that control, which is arguably the greatest reason that OSX works so well.

And they have plenty of drivers — thank you open source. They’re better supported, and are far more stable than the useless proprietary crap that Windows makes you put up with.


Jawsh October 28, 2007 at 3:07 am

Its the lack of drivers and such that keeps it nice and speedy on apple hardware because they can strip down the kernel so much.


munjal October 28, 2007 at 3:32 am

So, whats the general compatibility required to getting a PC system running on OSX leopard? a very intel based system? or do hackers tend to work on other drivers (realtek, etc?) or is it just best to go with a very intel based board (audio, NIC, etc) and just be done with it?


Alex October 28, 2007 at 3:42 am

Oh get over yourselves.
You want a Mac, go buy one. Simple, FFS.
The well known stability comes from precisely that – Mac OS knows the hardware it’s running on. Big whoop.


Pt October 28, 2007 at 3:53 am

the main problem with officially releasing OS X for pc market, is they would have to come up with a million drivers for all the crappy Gateways, Emachines, or whatever other manufacturer uses substandard parts, for the last 10 years, to please people, people who believe their 8 year old computer is still top of the line.

think of all the driver complains windows has, i think it would translate to OSX on pc toooooooooo….. just my thought.


Pt October 28, 2007 at 3:54 am

i guess seaman just kinda said that,,, i skipped his comment before posting


Aaron October 28, 2007 at 3:59 am



jacob October 28, 2007 at 4:08 am

Is there anyway to partition this and run vista on the same computer?


Arksyne October 28, 2007 at 4:23 am

The reason that Apple isn’t going to release a generic x86 OS X (at least, any time soon) is drivers. They know, and include in the installation, the drivers required for ALL Apple hardware. Imagine all of sudden having to support the bizarre range of things people have inside their Windows boxes. You’d have Window fanboys lining up to talk about how unstable the Mac OS is, compared to Windows���which has never had, you know driver issues. Windows would be rock-solid stable too if Microsoft made their own computers.


Chris M October 28, 2007 at 4:24 am



Jerry October 28, 2007 at 4:36 am

“Wow. I think it���s so idiotic that OSX isn���t available for PC by design”

That’s just it. With the exception of how they boot, a Mac is just an Apple branded PC. The important hardware is the same. The whole Mac vs. PC dichotomy is artificial. Apple makes their money by building a great OS and tying it to their boutique hardware. If you want the OS, you have to buy a Mac (in theory). The main problem with that is that people like the OS but not everyone wants to buy a premium case and mobile parts. Also, with the smaller hardware base, there are only legit drivers for those parts that are used in Apple computers. If someone wants to get another piece of hardware working, they would have to write a driver or a wrapper to make their hardware work under OSX. Depending on what parts are in your non-Apple PC, you will have better or worse luck getting devices to work. Since Windows is designed to run on a large hardware base, there are many more Windows drivers available. One problem with this is that having a larger hardware base means thousands of possible configurations and higher chance of instability is the price for your hardware freedom.


Ed October 28, 2007 at 4:43 am

perhaps a vm version of it ? ;-)


Gubatron October 28, 2007 at 4:43 am

Yeah, but where the hell is the patched DVD image, just name the site at least for those less computer literates to be able to get it.


Dan October 28, 2007 at 4:52 am

Apple doesn’t release a PC version because they can’t support it. They don’t release a PC version because if they did, it could be the end to their laptop and desktop lines. PC vendors would be quick to develop drivers (as they were with Vista) for their products, thus returning stability to the OS. Let us not forget that Apple frequently releases buggy models that are victims to frequent system crashes (I know, I have one). The only way Apple laptop and desktops would be able to survive is to quit overcharging consumers and slash prices in order to compete with other hardware manufacturers.


Jared October 28, 2007 at 5:04 am

In the OSX86 thread, it seemed that you needed to have Tiger already installed on your machine for this work. Is this the case? If I have only Windows XP on my machine right now, can I create a blank partition and have Leopard install onto that? If so, how do I make the dual-boot work?


andrew514 October 28, 2007 at 5:05 am

very interesting and very soon, yet another slap in the face to lil steve just like appletv hack and iphone unlock. Hail to windows xp, hail to the technoviking, fcuk vista, oublii mac.


ThatGuy October 28, 2007 at 5:15 am

cd ..
cd ..
cd Volumes
cd Patcher
cd files

Sure, or just cd ../../Volumes/Patcher/files

I assume you would need to chmod +x to make it executable that way.
sh 9a581PostPatch.sh should work otherwise.
Shell scripts “normally” don’t execute via a perl command.

Having said all that though, thanks for the how-to.
You’ve done a fine job of taking a difficult subject and making it easy. Kudos to you! :)


TonyStack October 28, 2007 at 12:47 am

Wow!! That is amazing! Can’t wait to install it on my lenovo laptop…just to see how it looks. Even though I hate mac…this could be a fun experience.



Furies October 28, 2007 at 6:39 am

….more Leopard/Vista debates, wonderful. I say congrats to the hacker who made this possible, and fuck off to the idiotic one minded people who think one operating system is better than the other. There so different down to the core language level you can’t really compare them anyway.


Ryan with questions October 28, 2007 at 6:54 am

Hey, i have a question about leopard on my PC. If i were to do this switch-a-roo for my PC can i have both windows XP and Leopard on my computer. For example: can i boot my computer up two ways, one with leopard if i wish and one with xp if i wish? if so can i have all my saved shit on my XP side or vis versa?
Thanks in advanced,


Ryan with questions October 28, 2007 at 6:57 am

Uhh can i have XP and leopard on my PC at once. Can i boot my computer up both ways?


Karthik Kastury October 28, 2007 at 7:00 am

@Ryan : No not now atleast. This hack will work only if you use Leopard only.. Wait for sometime and you should see better hacks coming..


$K1LL$ October 28, 2007 at 7:22 am

Same here..Those who knock it probably cant get it to work on their P2 500MHz Hp machines. You should stay with XP…Bill needs your help..


solid snake October 28, 2007 at 9:00 am

I don’t its going to work!!!


@Andrew October 28, 2007 at 9:12 am

I disagree with any statement saying Apple is a “Hardware” company. Apple is a technology company. All hardware requires software to be functional and Apples software is the reason people buy Apple hardware. Nobody would buy a Mac if it were not for the top notch software products they produce.. It’s nonsense to say that Apple is a hardware company because in the computer / electronics business sector hardware is nothing but an iBrick without software. So IMHO Apple is just as much a software company, just one that wants to be in control of the devices that run it’s software.


sunnyboy October 28, 2007 at 10:40 am

All pirating is WRONG. It might not seem like stealing, but it sure is. You wouldn’t go into the apple store and steal a copy of Leopard, what makes people think they can download it? Oh well, what can I say, karma catches up to those that do wrong. Everyone’s in the game to make money, why screw apple for giving us a great product? Oh well, what can I say, karma catches up to those that do wrong.


shdwsclan October 28, 2007 at 10:47 am

ACTUALLY, it took 2 weeks to patch leopard….

Leopard was released….or should I say, shipped/leaked two weeks before the official release. It made it onto the internet that day…


Jake October 28, 2007 at 11:18 am

Does this work with AMD CPU’s or strictly Intel chips?


McAllister October 28, 2007 at 11:39 am

ok, so i’ve seen a bunch of you people saying things like ” the only way Apple can ever hope to compete with Microsoft…” but here’s the funny thing dumbasses… When last I checked Apple is worth over 4 times Microsoft. Microsoft (MSFT) closed at $35.03/share today (28 Oct), while Apple (AAPL) closed at $184.70/share. Granted, the iPhone has significantly helped Apple. That point made…

The two company’s aren’t even in truly in competition (Zune and iPod aside). Microsoft creates primarily office and os software. Apple creates computers and the operating system that runs their hardware it would be like saying Coca Cola is better than the company that provides most of the sugar syrup to the soft drink industry.


Martin October 28, 2007 at 11:42 am

A torrent has been uploaded here with the files needed. Enjoy!



Brent October 28, 2007 at 12:15 pm

Stop saying that Apple is a hardware company and not a software company. It’s just asinine to say that. Apple is above all things a software company. Their BUSINESS MODEL, however, is to sell the hardware that runs their software. They believe that anyone who is truly passionate about building software has to build their own hardware too.


Brent October 28, 2007 at 12:21 pm


Don’t talk about the stock market unless you know what your talking about. The share price of a given company’s stock cannot be directly compared to the price of another company’s. Take the share price and multiply it by the total number of shares and you’ll see your mistake.


Karthik Kastury October 28, 2007 at 12:26 pm

I believe that Apple is a technology company and not a company that exclusively sells hardware or software. As far as i know Steve Jobs prefers to have his software run on trusted hardware manufactured by Apple itself.

The only reason you will see Mac OS coming on to PC will be when Apple will be compelled to do so, like when it happened when Safari and iTunes came to windows.


People Geek October 28, 2007 at 12:47 pm

Apple is indeed a hardware company and a software company and an entertainment company. Maybe soon to be a label/publisher.

An Apple computer will run 10.5 and Win *. Sweet!!

I still use my PC to convert audio and video to a format that will work on my Apple computer and Nano.

I have as many computers as I want to have. Maybe some night I will open a bottle of Pinot Noir, Roll a fatty and see if I can boot Leopard on a Dell or something else that would be cool.

This whole horses are better than trucks thing really depends if you are on pavement or on grass. I prefer to have both.

Sometimes it is fun to drive the truck into a little bit of dirt.
Sometimes it is fun to ride the horse into town.

You should be careful about pledging your loyalty to anything. Especially if that thing has stockholders and a marketing department.

Things do change. The revolution will end yet again we will still have choices I hope.

I really never liked Linux but I am happy that it still is an option.

If the truck (MS) and the horse (Apple) both decide they don’t want to play someday then walking (Linux) will absolutely still be an option.

It may hurt like hell for a while but won’t sitting in front of a truck or behind a horse hurt worse?

….I do own an Intel Apple and a AMD PC. My horse has a truck in it?

I use Linux for cracking wep.

I did not buy anything from the open source community. If I was to pay money for software they would be the first to know.

Trust nothing. Try everything. Be creative and have fun. When you are dead you will be visited as often as you visit your dead. You will be missed as many minutes per day as you miss your lost.

Change things around. Try every new way that you want. These operating systems did not come out of a vacuum. Mutation, imitation and evolution are the best things that ever happened to you or them.

Just one opinion. Get a tattoo if you are really sure.


jwalker October 28, 2007 at 1:26 pm

Thanks for the guide. However, there is some essential info missing: what chipsets (southbridge) are supported? Which video cards?? The forums for installing 10.4 are full of examples of motherboards and video cards that won’t work.

For ex: will Leopard boot on a mobo with an Intel 965 chipset ????


Chad Zeluff October 28, 2007 at 1:32 pm

The point of running a Mac is to have an operating system that works wonderfully with the Apple hardware. By installing this on a PC, you’re just one step closer to running a crash-prone operating system like Windows…well, ok, you’re still ALOT more secure since you have a UNIX base and a microkernel, but that’s another forum thread ;)


Tofino October 28, 2007 at 1:36 pm

to ryan with questions:

‘Uhh can i have XP and leopard on my PC at once. Can i boot my computer up both ways?’

of course you can… as long as your personal computer is a current mac…


ProTechGuy October 28, 2007 at 2:11 pm

@ about 20 or so different people who said something to the effect of: “Apple is a hardware company; if they sell OSX for PCs then it’ll ruin the company”:


Have you ever heard of something called… an iPod? an iPhone? a little thing called Final Cut Pro? or Logic Studio? Hmm. I mean, really, it’s not cheaper to make an iPod than a computer… and they don’t sell 100X more of these products than they do computers… and they don’t make a killing off of every iPhone sold AND the actual 2-year agreement…. [sarcasm]

Selling OSX for use on PCs would not ruin the company. Quite to the contrary.

And, by the way… Apple is a hardware company selling overpriced crap? I seem to recall two programs that were industry standards in their respective fields [Avid, Pro Tools], and Apple made SOFTWARE that was so full-featured and ridiculously low priced compared to those two programs that it FORCED Avid and Pro Tools to DRASTICALLY lower their prices.

P.S.~ According to the Evil Steve Jobs, Apple is a software company. [See D5: All Things Digital 2007]


vin October 28, 2007 at 2:40 pm

Is Apple a hardware company or a software company?

The answer is : Both.

And Apple doesn’t only sell Macs and its OS but don’t forget they make money through iTunes Music Store too. Moreover, Apple has just launched its WiFi Music Store. What a business.

Imagine how much money they made with these:

iPod/iPhone + iTunes = $$$$

MacBook/iMac/MacPro + OS + .Mac + iWork = $$$$$$$
* Though the .Mac and iWork are just optional products, Apple still made money through them*

Quicktime Pro = $$

Airport Extreme Base Station = $$

In a nutshell, Apple is a hardware/software/music/accessories company.



Colin October 28, 2007 at 2:53 pm

@Karthik Kastury
I can’t agree more. I believe that Apple Inc. is not a company that sells OS X to the masses. It designs and produces it’s own type of computer and should have the right to retain it’s operating system within this circle.

Apple is a very different company compared to Microsoft which produces operating systems for other computer companies to install in their own machines.

Many still do strike up the common topic of Apple competing with Microsoft even when they are totally different types of companies–alike comparing an apple with an orange. But anyhow, I’m honestly against OS X (PC). It’s like an oxymoron.

But anyway, I respect the speed of the hackers in churning out this crack. What is done is done (:


Ricardo Costa October 28, 2007 at 3:07 pm

Do I need a iso file for a dvd5 or can i download mac osx version of 6GB.
I don’t understand what apple osx to download.
Help me guys :D


kirk October 28, 2007 at 5:14 pm

Part of the legendary stability and security of OS X comes from limiting the support of hardware to a very constrained set. All drivers are written by Apple, maintaining control of the security of the code.

Supporting the plethora of devices that Windows supports, creates a code, test, and management nightmare. That, along with the poorly architected OS architecture, the registry, DLLs, and the myriad of other problems in Windows, creates the mess that is Windows.

With almost every file format that a Microsoft application produces being proprietary (vs. almost every file on Apple being open standards), Windows is a far more closed environment than OS X. Hardware is a commodity – the cost comes from the total costs of managing the environment over the lifespan.

I hope that Apple NEVER comes out on generic PC hardware – if it does, my IT costs for OS X are going to be on the par with Windows, which means a 400% increase in IT budget requirements.


Joe October 28, 2007 at 5:49 pm

Apple neither a hardware nor a software company. Its both: they make complete solutions for the needs and creativity of their customers. They design the hardware, they write the OS and they also make quite a few applications that fulfills most computing needs. Some cone with every mac, like iLife, while others are cheap office alternatives like iWork or proffesional apps like Final Cut Pro.

Saying apple is a hardware company and not a software one is overly simplistic. In short, Apple uses the hardware profit in order to be creative in their research+development division.


Chris October 28, 2007 at 6:01 pm

The reason Microsoft makes money is this: Ninety percent of your “average” computer user will walk into a Big Box store, pick the medium-priced, pretty Black/Blue/Grey/Neon-green-with-crazy-tubes-of-color-and-100-fans box that says it will “Play DVDS, Share photos with friends and family, burn said photos to disk. Plus, you can listen to music!” and never ever ever think of the alternative. Most people who just listen to Music, browse the web, share photos, will never ever get a bad MS experience if they have a good AV and Spyware/Adware blocks, which COME with PCs nowadays, anyhow.

Macs are generally for a dedicated user. Are they good at all those things that PCs can do? Absolutely. Sometimes better. Hell, mostly better. But for some people, they are also proibitively expensive. I can’t afford one. I sure as hell want one. But I can go to Dell right now, pick up a $1000 dollar computer with pretty impressive specs, and walk out the door satisfied. Okay, yeah, there’s the Mini Mac. But, still, over a grand with a nice display and peripherals. Even AT a grand, the Dell still has a leg up.

Apple makes more money because they sell EXCLUSIVE, EXPENSIVE products. Plus, who really buys any other DAP? The iPod owns that particular scene. There IS no competition. The SHUFFLE sells a crapton of units, and it’s a very un-user friendly product. I have absolutely NO NEED for an iPod Touch. At all. I have well over 80 gigs of music, and probably 10 times that in movies. 16 gigs ain’t gonna cut it. But I still want one. Oh so badly.

Don’t really know my argument. I do know that MS put out a killer gaming system. Maybe the most fully realized gaming experience, ever. Can’t fault them for that…


brutusbanane October 28, 2007 at 6:05 pm


>But the margins on hardware are crap to begin with, especially compared to the margins on software, and the sales of OS X for beige boxes would more than make up for lost hardware sales.

not for apple – they usually sell their hardware for twice the price they buy it for from the manufacturers like Quanta etc. Double the win by just adding “some special software” that turns beige box into a mac – the point is the synergetic combination of hard- and software. And that’s why Apple will never ever release an OS X for the crowds. They already did that in the past and they learned: licensing MacOS to thirds is just a crappy idea.


therealmac October 28, 2007 at 6:35 pm

God, what a bunch of loosers. You sit for hours in front of your peecee and bitch about Apple not meeting your pathetic little desire to load their os on your mscrap junk. Get up off your fat backsides, put something on besides underwear, (you might want to actually bathe and brush your teeth) and go discover that thing called the sun. Of course, most of you won’t because of a a sick adiction to your winblows emachine.

Now, how did that make you feel? Sure, for most of you it isn’t true. But remember that the nonsense that a few of you self described geeks are spewing about Apple and Apple computer users isn’t true either. Grow up and try to actually join the rest of the world in something productive for society.


windowsFan October 28, 2007 at 6:38 pm

i have original mac os x disc..
not a patched.
please tell me or mail me the instruction to install it on pentium 4 processor.. not mactel…
\and with dual boot to windows Xp


Leo Pard October 28, 2007 at 6:56 pm

To all those who hate Mac OSX so much, why did you waste your time reading this. I have a few friends who just tried this and i doesn’t work. Now they are trying to save up and buy real Macs to replace their “P”iece of “C”raps. Just buy a Mac, why imitate?


david October 28, 2007 at 7:12 pm

Why won’t Apple sell OS X to 3rd party vendors or directly to PC owners? Many argue that it is because Apple makes its money from hardware but that’s not it at all. Microsoft has proven that the real money is in software. So why does Apple continue to refuse? Simple, they learned something else from Microsoft.

The PC world is an anarchy. Anyone can make a motherboard, a video card, a nic, a hard drive interface or a power supply. As long as the device meets the uniform standards it should work. But it isn’t quite as simple as all that. Microsoft engineers are forced to keep a huge lab of PCs so that they can endlessly test Windows against the myriad of combinations that are possible in the PC world. A sad truth little known, Windows has lines and lines of code that get run only in the presence of specific devices so that Windows won’t crash when a poorly specced but popular device is installed. Or when two otherwise ok devices are installed in the same computer.

Apple avoids this by controlling the design process. While PC fanboys and cheapskates complain that Apple is thwarting their desires, Apple’s supposedly closed and proprietary system allows Mac owners a far better user experience – hardware and software. And that is why we Mac fanboys are willing to pay a premium. Because we know the value of things, not just the price.


Urs October 28, 2007 at 7:21 pm

What a lot of shitti comments. Apple OS X ist based on Unix. No way for a PC Version.
By the way: Apple is a software company. It is all about the software!


noway October 28, 2007 at 7:24 pm

DAMN !!!!! …. i cant wait to try it !!!!


Kelvin Chan October 28, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Neat! And I was about to think about getting an iMac next year. Maybe i’ll give this a shot. =)


Michael October 28, 2007 at 8:51 pm

Does anyone know if the eula for leopard prohibits these changes? I would buy the legitimate copy if I could download the hacks to tinker with.


Mr. Dean October 28, 2007 at 8:53 pm

…oh man… you PC guys suck a lot! zzzzz… ;-)


albert Einstein October 28, 2007 at 9:04 pm

Leopard in 2007 = Vista 2.0 in 2012


Thrawnhex October 28, 2007 at 9:28 pm

@OB81: It was availible 3 days before apple released leopard!!! I had it runnig about 1d 2h before releasing…


RL1cool October 28, 2007 at 9:34 pm

To McAllister:

Here is a hint… before calling people “dumbasses” you may want to ensure that you aren’t a dumb ass yourself.

The share price for a given stock is not what determines which company is “worth more.” Microsoft’s share price is lower than Apple’s, but Apple has less shares outstanding.

It is called market capitalization. I’m sure you can read about it on Wikipedia.

Just so you know, Microsoft’s market cap is currently 329.34B (according to Google Finance) while Apple’s market cap is at 161.12B. Looks like Microsoft is twice as good as Apple right?

Unfortunantly there is more than just market cap to think about when analyzing the financial situation of companies, and things are not so simple.


angrys0ul October 28, 2007 at 10:44 pm

i dont think ppl are going to install mac on their PCs for its “ease of use” or some horse shit thing you can EASILY do with it

but ppl are sure gonna install to see how it feels and looks……….thousands of enthusiasts install linux on their PCs everyday but very few actually continue to use it as their main OS


ZACK WITH QUESTIONS October 28, 2007 at 11:45 pm

Is there any way that I could exploit my having two hard drives, for instance by putting XP on one and Leopard on the other…is that possible? Or is the current standing that only either Windows OR Leopard can be installed, not both?


A. October 29, 2007 at 12:24 am

Ive spent 9 years working as a PC/Network tech and then later as a .NET programmer. I quit the field about 3 years ago and have been learning audio engineering. I resisted the switch to a mac because I thought they were so much more expensive and then I would have to buy a proTools rig, etc etc. Why spend all that money when I could do it with other software on a PC?

I found that a PC (and the software for it) just couldnt cut it. I thought it was the software and tried ProTools for PC. Couldnt get it to run right or record anything reliably.

I saved some money and I just made the switch and bought a Mac Pro about a month ago.

Ive never been happier. Runs stable, secure, doesnt crash, and doesnt bother me. PT runs beautifully. It does what I tell it to without 3 confirm & warning dialogs. Money well spent.

So i wondered if it’s really more expensive. I spent about 3800 on my mac pro setup. A similarly spec’d rig (dual 2.66, 2 GB ram, 250GB system drive 500GB storage, 23 HD display) is nearly $500 more through Dell.

screw dlls & the registry.


erntheburn October 29, 2007 at 1:00 am

To say that Apple is a Hardware company, and not a software company, is pure ignorance. Apple is succesfull because they believe in building turnkey system with tight integration between hardware and software. Apple spends an equal amount of their mindhsare on their software as they do on their hardware. They are inseparable.

It would be more accurate to say that Apple is a company focussed on what the consumer wants/needs.


sheesh October 29, 2007 at 1:15 am

What a lot of shitti comments. Apple OS X ist based on Unix. No way for a PC Version.
By the way: Apple is a software company. It is all about the software!”

you fucking idiot: unlike microsoft, who is a software company, apple is a hardware company.


Liquidmark October 28, 2007 at 8:55 pm

God, will people stop asking about Apple making OSX available for PC’s?

Apple ALREADY did the clone thing and it nearly bankrupted the company. Microsoft can AFFORD to allow their OS on multiple platforms. They ONLY sell software!

Allowing Mac Clones always was and always WILL BE the stupidest idea in computer marketing!

Seriously guys, look it up.


Brennan October 29, 2007 at 2:25 am

You can expect that Apple will make attempts to prevent these kinds of hacks for the simple reason that Apple is a HARDWARE company, not a software company. All of Apple’s software exists for the sole reason of selling hardware. That includes the pro apps like FinalCut, Shake, Motion and Logic, even though they are relatively expensive in their own right.

Very few people (whether they be Apple or Microsoft fanboys) understand this, but it’s a simple fact which explains a lot of Apple’s ‘strange’ behavior in the software market: They’re not in the software market! They have a long history of abandoning software suddenly and without explanation. (Hypercard anyone?)

Every time Apple has tried to make a serious go of it in the software market, they screwed up.

So why would Apple want to sell OSX for generic PCs? It’s just not their market. Apple’s clone license policy in the mid 1990s nearly scuppered the company. Steve Jobs tried opening up the hardware monopoly (and failed miserably) with NeXT, he’s not going to make the same mistake again with OSX.

Even Safari and iTunes for Windows exist primarily to sell iPods. Microsoft is NOT in head-to-head competition with Apple except with the Zune.

Microsoft is in fact attempting a similar model with Zune and XBox. It’s working well with the XBox…


lucidmark October 29, 2007 at 2:49 am

c’mon guys, the reason there is no pc for the mac…..remember when they tried clones with the macintosh? didnt work. first thing jobs did was go back to basics. remember, apple is mainly in the hardware business. the software is dandy and extensive. however, if they make leopard work on a pc, its a whole can of whoop ass trying to keep up with the slough of hardware manufacturers that make crappy gear. they would be consumed alive trying to support it. their hardware is closed. so it works. period.


Zach October 29, 2007 at 3:51 am

You know why people don’t buy Apples? PRICE.

You can’t get a Macbook for less than $1100. People talk about crap PCs, but who spends that much for a PC notebook? I sure as hell don’t, my HP book cost me $900 and that was high-end, and the thing is dynamite so far despite my running Vista.

A more than adequate Acer notebook costs about $500. Maybe if Apple could figure out how to enter the same price range as PC’s they’d get a little more love.


Dana October 29, 2007 at 3:54 am

There are two reasons why Apple won’t put out a PC version of Leopard: 1.) the issue of quality control; 2.) if they did, Microsoft would immediately pull the plug on Office for the Mac, and that would kill the Mac’s viability in the corporate, governmental, and educational markets (just at the time when Apple’s market share is beginning to expand). iLife, Apple’s office suite, may be satisfactory for individual users, but it’s light years away from Office. There’s also the problem that OSX may lack a wide range of drivers for cards and peripherals which PC users take for granted. Then too, at the moment Apple has a great public image, but if people started running OSX on PC’s and things didn’t work out well, they’d blame Apple, and Apple simply doesn’t need the grief.


bedo October 29, 2007 at 4:17 am

is it possible to install on vmware?

can I use latest AMD processor (phenom??)


Karthik Kastury October 29, 2007 at 5:03 am

All right everyone, calm down. This post is not about what kind of company Apple really is, but we are talking about the hack over here aren’t we.

If you things working please let us know, and there was anything that gave you a slight problem then let us know what you did to get rid of it..

Also this hack is only for Intel PC’s and not AMD ones..


Zach October 29, 2007 at 5:19 am

I’d love to test this out, but it seems like it requires a touch too much end-user fiddling that I’m not comfortable with just yet.

As soon as a fully-patched DVD lands online, I’ll be all over this bad boy.


Speaker to Wolves October 29, 2007 at 5:53 am

Three “easy” steps? Funny, I count 18 and easy doesn’t seemt to be the correct adjective.

Anyone who thinks it’s easy to run an app off a thumbdrive that MUST be named correctly is missing the whole point behind the philosophy of the Mac. Namely, that using a computer doesn’t have to be complicated if the engineers are doing their jobs right. So, if you think 18 steps are “easy” why are you bothering with Mac OS X? Upgrade to an OS that suits your expectations: Vista.

But if you’d like to use a computer that doesn’t fight you at every turn, get a Mac. That’s right, a Mac. Why? Because a computer is more than an OS and Macs are made by engineers who do their job well.


quasi October 29, 2007 at 5:59 am

Why all the fuss about Apple stuff…. why not just install Ubuntu Linux and be done with it.


angel October 29, 2007 at 7:47 am

register ako hack


Roger October 29, 2007 at 8:53 am

Since Mac OSX is based on Linux anyway, why not just make a version of Linux, that is open source and looks just like OSX?


catsaver October 29, 2007 at 9:25 am

Hey, can we be sure that this patched OS doesn’t have anything bad in it, like keyloggers, phone home software or other malware?


m smith October 29, 2007 at 10:08 am

I’ve enjoyed reading all of the comments!! One question, does anyone know of a “mac” site that is enthusiastic about the ability of loading MS Windows?? I think not…..


Albert October 29, 2007 at 10:17 am

I wish you guys can make us a video about this, so we can follow it step by step. Thank you so much and great job!!!


Jackson Capper October 29, 2007 at 11:00 am

Geez, cool down people don’t get so worked up.

Someone got OSX Leopard running on a PC, aren’t you impressed? I am. They’re not being rebellious, they are just playing and tinkering. Some people like to tinker with stuff, it can be fun.

But no need to get all religious about it, and tell people your arrogant narrow/naive mindset of what you think people should be doing.

Smile for once. Go get yourself a latte. Or a cappuccino with a caramel shot, you’ll love it. Have a nice day please.


bob October 29, 2007 at 11:04 am

does this hack allow you to dual boot vista and leopard?


David October 29, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Apple can’t afford to sell OS X against Windows.

It’s really easy to prove it for yourself. Look at AAPL financial statements. See how much they make on hardware. Note that it’s around 30% and that most of their sales are in the $1000 – 1500 range with some significant numbers above $2000. On the base model MacBook Pro they make $600.

Now look at what HP pays MS for a copy of Windows. It’s something like $50. Notice that 50 goes into 600 twelve times. That means that for Apple to simply break even on the loss of MacBook Pro revenue they’d have to sell 12 times as many copies of OS X. Given that they already have close to 20% of the market for >$2000 laptops, they’d not only have to put OS X on every single one sold by every manufacturer, they’d also have to grow the market to double its present size.

Having to support so many hardware configurations would easily triple the cost of making OS X, thus forcing roughly another doubling of sales to make up for it. Of course they’d have to implement some drastic DRM to slow down piracy which would further drive up costs and force even more sales. After all that consider what Microsoft would do in retaliation.

So in exchange for the current MacBook Pro sales Apple might need to sell 50-100 times as many copies of OS X into the current high end laptop market just to break even. What part of impossible don’t you understand?


Mac Pro October 29, 2007 at 2:15 pm

I’m tired of hearing people that Mac OS X is just like crap and “Hey, why did you throw that amount of money for a Mac ?” Now all these people buy a PC every year, and for sure THEY spend much more money on computers that never work than I do. I’m a big fan of Mac and I really don’t want that people use illegal copies of Mac OS on PC’s. You want Mac OS, Buy a Mac. If you don’t, just stay with windows. I really don’t want too much people to have Mac OS because later its security will be compromised, just like windows was/is/will be !


bob October 29, 2007 at 2:29 pm

hi there where can i get the files needed? :D


Apple Thought Police October 29, 2007 at 2:41 pm

Release Mac OS X as linux? There’s many APIs that would need porting to do such a thing. Bad, Silly, Stupid Idea. I thought you guys had, what’s it called, Beryl. Isn’t that enough?

Windows XP 4ever?

Puhlease. It might be 2002 for you, but we’re doing great here in the future.

Go ahead, run your torrented version of OS X on your McPC.

According to this hack, it is just as easy as installing Vista.


Achill3s October 29, 2007 at 3:44 pm

Screw u guys!!! MAC OWNS!!! LEOPARD ROCKS!! and hackers are just losers who aren’t RICH ENOUGH TO BUY A MAC!!! JUST GO BUY ONE… for gods sake..


Philippe October 29, 2007 at 4:14 pm

Why would you want to go through all that trouble to run Mac OS X Leopard on a plastic made ugly PC..?? Get a MAC! you idiots.


bipolas October 29, 2007 at 5:53 pm



Robin October 29, 2007 at 6:33 pm

I want OS X on a tiny little notebook! A 5 and a half pound MacBook is just too big. And the MacBook Pros are even bigger!


db October 29, 2007 at 6:40 pm

Thats one wicked hack and thats some awesome turn around time.


ragged October 29, 2007 at 7:18 pm

So how do I name the USB drive to Patcher? Because in Windows Vista it is automatically changed to PATCHER (with all capital letters). Does that matter? And how do I fix it? Thanks for any help!


meetak October 29, 2007 at 7:37 pm

“But that would have the problem of Mass Adoption and that would lead to problems with the security of OS X. I feel its better being an elite OS.”


If you’re too popular, you’ll get diseases.Better not go out….

Elite OS my A$$…


Vera Dove October 29, 2007 at 7:50 pm

What sort of COMA do you all live in????What the FECK is OSX86.It,s OSX made to run on X86 hardware.More recent apples have x86″A la Pentium” hardware.You can get an Apple version of just about every MS product except for windurs, and there,s bootcamp etc ,so you can do just that.You can get a version of Linux that runs on Mac or X86;So why not Mac os on a PC. The endless selective attention here ,is akin to pure blindness and stupidity.Get a life you IDIOTS!


Thunk Different. October 29, 2007 at 8:15 pm



Karoliina October 29, 2007 at 8:16 pm

This is pretty interesting allthough, I do have a MacBook and I love it. I have Tiger and have ordered Leopard (which is coming this week maybe).

How do you find it working with different hardware setups, especially with different graphics cards than those shipped with current Mac-models? What I have read, it seems that you can’t put e.g. GeForce 8800GTX to a Mac Pro on the place of the lame GeForce 7300GT because Tiger does not support the 8800GTX (if you have Ubuntu installed on the same Mac, you can use the GF8800GTX on Ubuntu, but MacOSX don’t boot until you change the lame graphics card back).

Therefore the question is that does the Leopard support better cards than those sucking default card on Mac Pros? One of the reasons why I have only a Mac laptop is that it makes no sense to buy a lower spec (supposed to be more capable) Mac than our living room PC (which has GeForce 8800GTX 768 MB) which is running Ubuntu just, to be able to run OSX. If the Leopard works with this card, then this gets a lot more interesting (of course the PC is not that stylish and fun as Mac, but anyhow, I could then maybe give a try for this hack just for fun, at least I could then verify if I could get someday a Mac Pro with a proper graphics card on it or is the driver support as bad in Leopard as it is on Tiger).


Clearer October 29, 2007 at 8:49 pm

1) PC != x86
2) PC != Windows

The “PC” platform is very much so supported by the Mac OS X operating system, in all of the senses that it has been proposed to me.

First of all a PC is just a computer which is not a mainframe (which is really an outdated concept). Second of all that means that any processor architecture can be a PC — this include PPC, Motorola, ARM and x86.

This also means that you don’t need Windows, or any other operating system, to claim to have a PC. In fact, if you have any computer that’s not a mainframe, you can say you have a PC.

Mac OS X runs on x86 — in fact I doubt (I don’t know) that you can get 10.5 for anything but x86.


Crayfish October 29, 2007 at 9:06 pm

So, besides the comments about how everything is better and worse than everything else, has anyone actually tried this and are willing to share their experiences? Do any of the same programs work, like Office, or will those have to be installed all over again? What about the sound issue?


Jack October 29, 2007 at 9:40 pm

Did anyone install it already?


David October 29, 2007 at 9:50 pm

To the genious who says apple is worth 4 times that of microsoft because of their share price. When you grow up and get older, you may learn at some time that share price is not the value of a company. What matters is the actual market cap. The way this is figured out is by multiplying the share price by the number of actual share. If microsoft wanted a higher share price, all they’d have to do is a reverse split of shares. Look again, microsoft’s market cap is more than double apples, meaning they’re “worth” more than double apple.


ndtwc October 29, 2007 at 9:50 pm


In step 1 it said I need to format a usb driver to FAT32 and name it Patcher, I guess PATCHER and patcher won’t work, it must b Patcher right?

But I got a problem, no matter how I tried to rename it, format it again and name it Patcher, it helps me to rename it to PATCHER! all CAPS! why is that? Could somebody please help me out?



patchbook October 29, 2007 at 10:59 pm

Why put OSX in a PC?

Isn’t that like buying a Corolla just so you could put a Porsche engine in it?

Wouldn’t it be smarter just to buy a Porsche?


qucik882 October 29, 2007 at 11:12 pm

how useless! okay…great work, respect for that! but how useless is a crappy pc with osx? nobody really needs that…


me October 29, 2007 at 11:16 pm

your comments are tooooooo funny!!!! bunch of looosers


Andrew October 29, 2007 at 11:22 pm

Hey, demonoid has closed public registration. anyone want to send me an “invitation”?!?!?

thanks to whomever the generous soul may be :)


stevedude October 30, 2007 at 1:18 am

many people like me will buy a copy of leopard and then use the hack or a torrent version. so we will actually own a license to use the osx. apple is just stupid about releasing the osx to the public — hardware issues aside. apple needs to figure out a model to be as profitable w/o relying on sales of overpriced computer hardware. if apple would sell osx to the public, w/in 6 mos, most people would be running dual or multi boot pc’s w/at least osx and some version of windows (maybe 2 versions for those of us who want to keep our xp) and maybe linux too. some people w/newer cpus would be running simultaneous boot systems. apple is just holding us back — that’s all.


Zaphod October 30, 2007 at 2:00 am

Windows people:

Stay windows people. We don’t want you. In my experience most (not all) PC types are short sighted and judgmental “Mac sucks blah blah” bigots who have never even used a Mac since grade school.
Most Mac people have used both, are subjected to windows every day at work and know first hand which is better.

At my work, JH (the boss man) is slowly coming around to the fact that the Macs we use just seem to work, while the PCs work only if we constantly fight off viruses and bugs and accept the fact that tech help needs to be called every three days (and we only have 5 PCs). He got Dull PCs because he was advised to by his IT brother in law. Those computers are absolute garbage, and by the time we took delivery of the last one there was an audible groan in the office when they saw the box. John gave it the username ‘POS’.

He’s still paying for them all and they’re already out of date.

Meanwhile I have a startup business and I don’t want anything Micros**t in my company. PCs have cost JH dearly, but hey, they were ‘cheap’.
Cheap, yep. And crap.


Jorge Flores October 30, 2007 at 2:19 am

hi, i heard that there��s a way that you can install both OS , XP and leopard, so that when you turn on your computer, you can choose where to start, either in Windows XP or Mac OS Leopard, but how??



knewit October 30, 2007 at 5:27 am

Didn’t work for me. After “Loading Darwin/x86″ I get a gray bar at the top of the screen then the message “Property ‘Driver-1891000′ [8] = (data)” repeated a bunch (23) of times then nothing but a blinking cursor. The number after Driver- is different for each instance of the message. I let the system sit for over an hour but still nothing. The Num Lock key is unresponsive. I’m running a P4 2.5 G Hz proccessor and 1 gig of ram on an Asus P4G8X mobo.


Joshua White October 30, 2007 at 6:12 am

ok. do you have to create a new partition on a current HDD inorder to install this? i tried doing this with Mac OS X Tiger but i only got as far as selecting a new partition (which i didnt know i had to create one)


eric October 30, 2007 at 6:39 am

List of issues…

I assume nobody’s actually tried to do this.

You can’t fit 6.5GB onto a SINGLE LAYER DVD as stated. How many DVDs will people ruin trying to follow your explicit (and incorrect) instructions?

This likely needs Tiger installed already. Every bit of info on OSx86 implies that it does.

How can we format our partition/extra drive in HFS+ in Windows?


marcio October 30, 2007 at 7:59 am

Apple cant be a hardware company.
And it sure is a Software company.
There is no such hing as a factory or plant for Apple hardware. Asustek, the same company that makes Asus motherboards, is responsible for making Macbooks and iMacs.
That being said, Apple is definetely a pure software company.


ndtwc October 30, 2007 at 8:00 am


Looks like the Flash Drive, or at least u use an iPod, doesn’t to be formatted to FAT32.

It’s impossible(?) to name the FAT32 driver to Patcher, it will always change to PATCHER for no reason! No matter how hard you try! And I found that formatting the Flash Drive to mac os (journaled) (I forget exactly what’s the name of the file system, just try any other file systems that enables you to use not only the CAPITAL letters is find) will work too! I tired it last night and now I am running Leopard on Hackintosh happily!

Oh by the way I also tried to modify the patch path in the postpatch.sh file, from Patcher to PATCHER of coz, and it won’t work!

Good luck.


Talbot October 30, 2007 at 9:44 am

With Leopard supporting Bootcamp, the software that allows intel based mac users to install Windows XP or Vista natively is already availible.
Mac hardware is fully supported in the windows operating system when Bootcamp is installed.

This is only making things go the other way, with less support.

Though PC’s are cheaper, Apple has made some of the most powerful machines in the world.

Running Bootcamp, I can play pretty much any high graphics game available for PC. All on an inch thick 2.16 ghz black macbook.

Go buy a mac, it’s more for the money.


iPirate October 30, 2007 at 1:18 pm

Apple is a hardware company like Dell is a hardware company. Both buy the parts from other factories, put the bits together and then add their own case. What Apple has up on Dell though (apart from using the same factory for some things) is the style of the enclosing case, the compact arrangement of the internals, and a rock-solid OS that is designed perfectly to integrate with the hardware.

A Dell is made when you paid someone else to put together a hardware configuration for you.
A Mac is made when you paid someone else to put together a computer for you.


Neil October 30, 2007 at 3:54 pm

Stop hacking fucking Mac OS X – it’s too good for crap like PCs. And windows is equally bad.


Albert October 30, 2007 at 4:30 pm

Do the math, if 20m users installed OS X ($129), hmmm1 let me see that’s about $2b for Apple, not bad eh!


Derek Currie October 30, 2007 at 5:52 pm

A list of some relevant points:

1) Steve Jobs knows what it is like to sell an OS for IBM derived PCs. His company NeXT sold OpenStep for PCs. I saw the booklet of compatible hardware configurations. It was over 100 pages long. It specified specific combinations of hardware that allowed the PC to be compatible. Otherwise you were on your own. Would Apple want to support a multitude of different hardware configurations if they didn’t have to? Absolutely not. Instead they support a well known set of hardware resulting in an optimized, integrated system of hardware and software. You can’t do that on a PC. Example: Despite Microsoft’s best efforts, plug and pray lives on. Only Macs have reliable plug and play to this day. (And yes, that does include the Mac Pro towers).

2) Mac OS X has no viable malware for two reasons:

(A) From the ground up it has UNIX quality security. Apple do indeed sometimes play catch up to Open BSD and Free BSD security features, but they get there eventually. Only these two UNIX variants have a better record of security than Mac OS X. No, Linux does not.

(B) The Mac hacker community is not malicious. It is deliberately helpful. When a hacker digs for and finds an OS vulnerability, it is common to then create a proof of concept piece of malware than can abuse it. But in the Mac community that is where the story ends. Nothing is released into the wild, at least so far. Even the two master hacker / FUD meisters Kevin Finisterre and IBS (or something like that) who held The Month Of Apple Vulnerabilities never wrote a viable piece of malware.

3) One of the great and stoopid anti-Mac myths is the ‘security by obscurity’ nonsense. The fact is that if you add up the 55 old Mac OS malware plus the 9 proof of concept Mac OS X malware, then compare it to the total amount of malware for Windows, you find that there are over 80x more malware on a per user basis for Windows than Mac. What that says to me is that an awful lot of people have it in for Windows, OR Windows is incredibly insecure. The problem most certainly is NOT the lower market share of Mac OS X. (Note that I do consider Vista a quantum leap improvement by Microsoft in attention to security, at long last).

4) Apple have always been an integrated hardware AND software company. That is how they started with the first release of the Apple II and that is how they remain today with the Mac, iPods, iPhone, Apple TV, AirPort Base Station, etc. Most of the peripheral software they write has been for their own hardware, with the exception of QuickTime, iTunes, AppleWorks, FileMaker and a few other odds and ends that also run on Windows. If there is one key word to sum up Apple it is: INTEGRATION. That is one of the engines that makes their products top-of-the-market quality.

5) Apple already tried selling Mac OS 8 for 3rd party hardware. The vendors included Power Computing, Motorola and UMAX. It was a complete failure from Apple’s point of view. First, it lost Apple profit. Second, they lost control of the hardware platform such that many of these 3rd party machines were known for their problems. People keep trying to compare Apple with Microsoft like once could replace the other. No! The two companies are fundamentally different. What we need is another Apple and another Microsoft so we have more competition in the market! As I am ever saying: Competition is the father of innovation.

6) People like to compare computer prices merely by comparing shelf prices. That never worked. Add to that ROI (return on investment) and TCO (total cost of ownership). If you fish around the net with Google to understand these concepts, then take a look at every total price comparison between Windows PCs and Macs, you’ll find that Macs have always been LESS expensive. The ‘Elite Priced Mac’ is a myth. The price comparison studies will tell you why. One reason is again, integration.

I’ll keep my Mac with Apple hardware and integrated Apple software, thanks. I learned computing on DOS and Windows PCs. That’s why I stick with Mac. And when something better comes along, I’ll defect to them as well. ;-Derek


Master Matt October 30, 2007 at 9:36 pm

Just buy a Mac you poser.


LOL October 30, 2007 at 10:18 pm

sweet it works on pc now, we can all run leopard now :) haha jk, who ever hacked it to work is pro

I still hate macs, even though they look nice, pcs still own with xp and vista lol.


whataburger October 30, 2007 at 10:32 pm

I have a great experience with my MAC, and Leo is wonderful. You can JUST forget Windows, and throw your PC from the window. Buy a Mac and enjoy Leopard fully….


Clark October 30, 2007 at 11:45 pm

Ok all I have to ask is, if you like OS X Leopard so much, and it is amazing, why would you waste your time putting it on something so lame as a PC? If you like PC so much then stand by your terrible operating system Vista. And with me being a mac kid I feel the same when it comes to people putting XP on a Mac as well, just noting.-Clark


Matthijs October 31, 2007 at 12:44 am

Shouldn’t that “-s” bootswitch be “-v”
-s = Single user mode
-v = Verbose mode


I hate MS and want MAC but dont want MAC Hardware October 31, 2007 at 1:30 am

I would totally drop all of the Microsoft software crap in an instant if Apple decides to make their OS run on PC…

Except for my very first computer, I have ALWAYS built my own computers and like to have MY choices of what I want in MY computer…


sverre October 31, 2007 at 3:09 am

hi, just wondering, does this work with amd semron?
if not, does it work with Athlon 64 X2 6000+ 3,0GHz – 2MB Cache(thinking of buing that)?


hamsi October 31, 2007 at 3:24 am

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videobrandon October 31, 2007 at 11:15 am

Will this work with the OS X Leopard Server?


S-99 October 31, 2007 at 12:03 pm

If apple makes all of their money off of hardware only. Then their software must be crap. I’d rather use windows, and if i’m going to use unix, i’m not going to use osx, i’ll use freebsd, which is free, and if i don’t like it then that’s it.


Incredulous October 31, 2007 at 2:49 pm

I’d like to respond a few points… But first I’ll qualify it by saying I’m a developer that writes Windows, Linux, Solaris and Mac OSX applications/services, have worked doing OS development and I think they are all useful environments with different strong parents.

1) This is an achievement on the part of the people who made the hack. They’re tinkering, they achieved something quite difficult and they want to show the world. To those Mac Zealots who are getting rabid about it, take a chill pill and let these guys have their hobby time – most people who do this probably already own Macs and just like the technical “wow”.

If you’re not a techie (and most Mac users aren’t) then you might not “get it”. It’s not about being a Mac person or a PC person. It’s about being a tinkering techie.

2) Hardware vs Software company. The answer is neither. Apple is what economists call “Vertically Integrated”. That is, they control their own business segments from top to bottom.

They’re a brand based product oriented company and provide everything for a branded product including hardware, software, services, education and support. They sell the “whole widget” and the services that go with it. Apple is a Mac, iPod and iPhone company, not a hardware or software company.

3) The big lie is that Mac OSX is stable or secure at all. Mac OSX and Windows are about as stable and secure as each other when put in the same circumstances.

The Mac simply isn’t put into a lot of those circumstances. Why? The PC actually comes with a lot more capability at lower levels. Microsoft ships a lot more software, hardware and library functionality than Apple does. A lot more developers *use* that functionality on Windows, because there is a lot more user demands for different things.

Most software you see running on the Mac is the same few heavily polished software packages from big engineering houses (Apple itself, Microsoft, Adobe) or custom small end user window dressing (i.e. pretty front ends to a database or web service). This gives Apple engineers a limited path to tighten up to make the OS experience solid.

But having developed software for Macs, I can tell you that they’re no great shakes in stability or security. It’s pretty easy to screw the whole OS or add in back doors. For example, there is a known way to deadlock DNS lookups (even in Leopard) which will stop every program that waits to lookup a server name doing its job.

Operating systems like OSX and Windows are huge pieces of software, they have bugs and security holes galore. Anyone who’s worked on a huge codebase (including me) will tell you it’s always going to have them, because humans have a limited capacity to find them.

That said, the worst cause of PC slowness and stability problems is usually crappy bundled software that comes on PCs like Dells. When an IT department builds and tests a Windows XP image and deploys it on the same PC you buy at home, it runs faster and more stable.


Scott October 31, 2007 at 7:16 pm

There are a few here you have it! Apple if first and foremost a hardware vendor. The reason that OS X exists is to power there hardware. They are NEVER! going to release a pc version of OS X. Doing such would cause a huge hit in the wallet!


The Spud October 31, 2007 at 8:00 pm


the question is: why someone hate apple wanna try it’s State of Art operating system on different hardware…

I don’t get it,
anyway my brandnew macbook can run both wincozz XP and the amazing leopard, and this is made possible by apple inc. with BootCamp

you WinGuyz stop wastin’ your time… GO WORK and save to buy a real Mac ;)

or if you are simply sick of MS try Linux… it’s a midway…

leopard on a PC … LOL …


Alphavirus October 31, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Incredulous you are so smart, thank you for the excellent post. I am a PC user and I get tired of Mac users claiming “it just works” or “why buy a corolla to put a porsche engine in it” (referring to the OSX on a PC). People claim Apple/Mac is a godsend which it is not, people have hacked both Windows and OSX, plenty of people have complained of both. Neither is greater or lesser because they are on 2 different spectrums.

OSX – Smaller userbase, claimed to be solid (well of course it is because it has less people to cater to), less drivers and expandability, a LMAO-firewall attempt on Lep

Windows – Ginormous userbase, hacked serveral times (because its in the hands of every hacker), driver support for 99% of products on the market, a little behind on the GUI, ahead on security and flexibility

The argument “Mac is for media, PC is production” has been phased out, Mac tries to keep up with the outdated versions of Office, PC tries to keep up with Media Center and such.

The argument “Macs are cute, PCs are ugly” have any mac users ever seen an alienware, a falcon northwest, a liquid cooled super computer?

One thing I can say MS has pwned Apple every round…Price. Apple uses its proprietary shaft to get every dime (in most cases thousands) from people for an Intermediate style PC. You can get dual-core PCs for less than $500 these days, add your widescreen, GPU, extra ram and you are around $1000. Which is still not near the base price of $1200 for a Mac.

Microsoft and Apple will always be a debate but clearly the arguments made are becoming too close to ever call a winner.


Dima November 1, 2007 at 12:03 am

Well i installed everything, patched using flash drive and now i cannot boot into leopard, it just keeps restarting and gives me a _ in the top left hand side of the screen. Anyone know whats wrong?


Lulu November 1, 2007 at 2:34 am

Hack Attack : Install Leopard on your PC in 3 easy steps


Chris November 1, 2007 at 5:42 am

does this work with a amd processor


This Suck's November 1, 2007 at 7:14 am

Macs Can Run Windows. But PCs Can’t Run Mac. Probably Because Macs Suck So They Want Their Computers To Have “Full Functionality”. F**k Mac Hail Windows.


Gonzalo November 1, 2007 at 10:33 am

Cool , but now it’s more easy to do , I remember how dificult was trying in the past install MacOS on an X86 BOX with only few soported hardware .


J-COCO November 1, 2007 at 11:35 am

I try to understand why that the drive label must be “Patcher”,
and how to rewrite the the drive label ??
my e-mail is jcoco@126.com


MPianista November 2, 2007 at 3:44 am

You said that were just 3 steps and there are 4 :D just kidding, it’s really cool.

Eric: just take off the things you don’t need, like some drivers and languages.


John November 2, 2007 at 8:31 pm

OK, now where do I get the patched dvd image and the zip containing the patch???


MAC November 2, 2007 at 9:07 pm

windows suck. microsoft tries to copy mac os so…. WINDOS SUCK BUT MAC RULE


martins November 2, 2007 at 9:23 pm

Can any one tell me where i can get pached leopard DVD and that pach? Plese!


martins November 2, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Can anyone tell me where i can get pached leopard DVD and that pach? Plese!


martins November 2, 2007 at 9:24 pm

Can anyone tell me where can i get pached leopard DVD and that pach? Please!


Kjeld November 3, 2007 at 1:30 am

So, will it install on VMware also – that is VMware running on Windows or Linus as host OS?


User November 3, 2007 at 12:30 pm

To macfags telling people to buy a mac: We don’t want to spend more money on hardware just for a better OS

To winfags saying how Mac sucks: Why the fuck are you reading this?

To the people trying to find out how to do this: Wait a while for the hackers to develop a better way to do this. This requires a dedicated PC specifically for Leopard (no dual-booting) and driver support is going to be sketchy at best.


WedTM November 3, 2007 at 2:06 pm

Um, am I the only one who hears everyone saying that Apple is more secure?

Doesn’t this article PROVE that it was hacked within a day of being released? Correct me if I’m wrong, but that points to “less secure” if you ask me….


fesghelbahal November 3, 2007 at 11:56 pm

hey, I’m just a new boy!
I don’t know if I could ask this question here or not.
does anybody know where I can download a “leopard”.
I found some rapidshare links but I don’t have an account yet and I cannot pay for it. can you help me?


AMB November 4, 2007 at 3:38 am

I have a Dell e521 with an AMD processor will it still work even thought it’s not intel?


Jim November 4, 2007 at 9:58 am

then.. i put in my dvd and reboot..
press f12
boot from cd-rom

boot from cd…

it show “press any buttom if you want to install macosx”(about this -.-)
then i press spacebar
Darwin loading x86 (about this -.-)

when it finished . my computer reboot
but i cannot select Language and make sure you select Customize and you need to deselect all the packages that are displayed.

what happen?
can somebody help me please?

should i plug in my USB drive?


AK Mac November 4, 2007 at 11:21 am


Are you frickin’ retarded? Hacking an OS just to INSTALL on non-Apple hardware is way different than hacking INTO a running OS to do damage (virus, trojan, etc.)

Windows users really are stupid! Still using the same old 1987 arguments to say Macs are crap (too expensive, no software, not secure, only for graphics, etc.). No wonder they all still love their outdated Windows OS’es and MC Hammer pants! Do some research and get the facts before you spout off.

You MS luva’s don’t have to continue to live with the problems you have in Windows but have learned to accept…. there is a better computing life with OS X!

Like I said before, drop the old FUD lines and do some research for once.


RAFA November 4, 2007 at 12:30 pm


THX =/


jumpershare November 4, 2007 at 4:15 pm

Thanksssssssss… cool info page!!



Canadian Dude November 4, 2007 at 9:59 pm

If you’re from canada, and get that dumb demonoid canadian user restricted access message, use proxify.com / or the-cloak.com

There’s a bunch of other services, google it!

What were they thinking trying to stop canadians from going on demonoid??!


Aaron November 5, 2007 at 1:45 am

where did you get your copies of leopard???


tears November 5, 2007 at 5:37 pm

where is the download link ?


Stephane November 5, 2007 at 9:33 pm

I, Where is the Patched DVD Image? I just buy my new Imac 2,4 and I want to change my ThinkPad (6 month older) in OS X 10.5

Thank you and sorry for my bad english..

Stephane :-)


Crex November 6, 2007 at 1:03 am

I’m downloading the image now, but how does one burn 6.5GB on a single layer DVD?


strangetrip November 6, 2007 at 2:25 am

It’s ILLEGAL & stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!


Omego2K November 6, 2007 at 6:57 am

What software do I use to create an HFS partition?


Tim Munz November 6, 2007 at 10:21 am

I would like to join in on this conversation and say that I too like to find irrelevant reasons to dislike Apple. Screw them and their products! I think they suck, even though I am trying to install their OS on my computer.


Kim November 6, 2007 at 11:34 am

Get a life. get a mac.


Nathan November 6, 2007 at 11:45 pm

this is awesome, i’m going to install this right away and keep people posted on my progress!


Kaspyr November 7, 2007 at 7:53 pm

Where do i get the image file? it would be a good idea to reveal how and where to get the required supplies. please reply to kaspyr.jansen@gmail.com


Adam November 8, 2007 at 7:15 am

Where do I find the patech leopard files?


torpe November 9, 2007 at 1:17 am

Incredulous reply looks like a drop of reason in a sea of crap

What a pity


korko November 9, 2007 at 11:04 am

ok macs runs x 64 so for what for in its time mac use intel core 2 duo now mac can runs windows and is the same
Architecture now…

only change bios and mobos … single to hack one so to one pc a one mac, ok,ok,no very single is … hard xD its guys work much ^^


LOFL November 9, 2007 at 7:40 pm

The comments from the Macophiles are priceless. Clueless, but priceless. Nice commentary Incredulous, and DEAD ON! You Apple blowhards need to grow up. “lame PC” How about one of you tell me what is lame about my custom built compared to your Mac? NOTHING. I got to hand pick my components with the best there is, you don’t get that option and Apple doesn’t supply you with the best there is either.


geo909 November 11, 2007 at 4:46 am

Thank you


Joshua November 12, 2007 at 3:53 am

So, if no dual-booting… Does Parallels work fine on Leopard on a PC? Anybody try this yet?


Adam November 12, 2007 at 12:38 pm

@Seemen: Yes there is. It’s called an Apple Macintosh.


redrum781 November 12, 2007 at 5:16 pm


How everyone is smart:) “They aren’t making it available for your bull PC cause they can’t support it”. I didn’t get it the first time, the second time, … , the fiftieth time…etc.

You want osx? Buy a mac!! Plain and simple!

Wanna play with hacked version? Play with it, but don’t ask for support and don’t complain about functionality!


Andrey November 13, 2007 at 5:17 am


aNY IDEAS!!????


Rakesh November 13, 2007 at 2:47 pm

Hi Friend,

I read all the comments regarding Hacking.

I’ve assembled PC with Asus motherboard and Core2Duo Processor. I installed the OSX after downloading from the one of the forums. The image size was 6.6 Gb. It installed without any hassle and is running without applying any patch.


john November 13, 2007 at 9:47 pm

Will this work with a genuine copy of Leopard??


Me November 14, 2007 at 2:28 am

Can you guys please stop with saying “mac sucks, hail windows” or “windows sucks, mac rule”whitout give a good reason why is/isn’t.

Mac (and other UNIX things like Linux ofcourse) IS safer, windows was never made for internet, xhat makes security wasn’t te point. UNIX is made for internet.
So face it: windows ISN’T as safe as any UNIX-system.
Windows is more used (because of a good marketing tactice (or luck) and is was cheaper (I say was, windows vista now isn’t realy cheap)) so it’s supported more.
Me, I think windows quite sucks, because it’s expensive, vista has nothing new (free beryl for linux is even better), is expensive and is one big bug.
If I had the money i would buy a mac and dual boot mac & Ubuntu (linux). Now I use only ubuntu, windows is too useless and it always want to remove my linux, so I just removed it.


rafa November 14, 2007 at 3:09 pm

hello all i have a problem installing leopard when the dvd is installing it get to the part where it says intallation fail because volumes/mac os x
i have no idea what this means can someone help me with this? thx alllot!


mike November 16, 2007 at 3:32 am

Is there any other torrent site that has the Patched Imaged file and usb files now that demonoid is down


Risto_MKD November 16, 2007 at 5:51 am

Hi there. I would like to ask you something. I’m running XP professional on my laptop, and I have all stuffs to install Leopard on my VAIO (based on your guide). But when I boot from DVD, there is a problem, I can’t install the OS X. Missing file “Boot.plist”. I try to install Leopard without formating the drive. So, I would like to know, is there any possibilities to install it, if I format my laptop, or I can’t install The Leopard because of other thing.
By the way, I have processor Intel pentium M 1.5 GHz, 512 RAM, ATI Radeon 5200


Karthik Kastury November 16, 2007 at 8:22 pm

@Mike, you should be able to find it on Piratebay..


gitm November 17, 2007 at 4:31 am

Hi all.

First of all, this is a terrific thing. Period. I am a IT professional, and I manage Windows Networks. I recently got to see Leopard in action on my brother’s Mac (with his 30″ widescreen monitor!). Understand me, I am a Windows guy inside and out, but the Leopard thing had me wanting to put a Mac on my desk at home. I am preparing a fresh Intel PC to build my own MacIntel PC. Will I dump Windows machines? No. Do I think one is better than the other? Depends on what you are doing. But I would like to say this: I find it a bit amusing but mostly quite sad that so much energy and time and emotion is spent by people slamming this OS or that OS, claiming that what they use is the “best”, saying that MACs suck or Windows suck or Apple sucks or Microsoft sucks, screw Bill Gates, etc, etc, etc. Who cares? What difference does it make? We can speculate all day long as to why our brilliant minds think that Apple won’t sell a PC version of Leopard, but guess what? Unless you work for Apple on the top floor, all you are doing is generating hot air and speculation. Instead of all this bashing and chest thumping, why not put your energy into learning more about and using the absolutely amazing array of technology, hardware, software, and operating systems that we have freely available to us. The sky is SO the limit in what we have today, and more importantly what we cannot even imagine yet to come. Put down your picket signs and get on some computing! Stop wasting space in places like this where true computer enthusiasts come for valid help and information, and are forced to sift through all sorts of useless, opinionated, MOSTLY uneducated, biased crap.

I shall now put away my soap box. But not before I give SERIOUS KUDOS to the guys that swiftly made available what i think is a bitchin OS.

gitm (ghost in the machine, since the first Apple and the IBM XT)


Eric November 17, 2007 at 5:24 pm

So I just wasted a good portion of my life reading all this screaming back and forth of which OS is better or worse, but it honestly depends on what you want to do. Every OS has it’s own quirks and strong points. I think this project is totally awesome. I’d love to do it myself, but I’m running an AMD and there’s little/no support for it. I currently triple-boot Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Ubuntu Linux. I think OS X is great, and I’ve always been a Windows guy until just a few months ago. I can’t afford a Mac, so that’s what makes this so cool, I can’t wait until the support gets better (and I’d even be willing to pay for the legit copy of OS X to patch). For me it’s not about which OS is “the best.” If I want to game or need compatability, I boot XP, If I want to just boot up and check my email or write a paper, I boot Ubuntu. (Vista isn’t really anything more than a pretty shell to XP, and Compiz Fusion for Linux looks prettier anyway. I just kind of have Vista so I can answer questions from all my friends who use it). So if/when I buy a Mac, it won’t be so I can run OS X on it and “screw windows/linux,” I’ll quad-boot and use them like I do now, each for what it’s best at. No operating system is even close to perfect, but they’ve all got their strong points. Just praise those rather than religiously defaming the weak points. Now most people aren’t as involved as me, and aren’t willing to switch out so many operating systems, they just want something that works. From my experience, they all work just fine for most people. The fact is: Vista costs $100+ for an upgrade, Leopard costs $100+ but requires expensive hardware, and Linux (whichever flavor suits your fancy) costs $0 (but I do acknowledge there is a trade-off of user-friendlieness). So the decision is yours, go for the pretty and expensive Mac/Leopard combination, or the not-as-pretty and not-quite-as-expensive PC/Vista combination. Just pick what you want and go with it. I’ve rambled much too long, but honestly, just shut up people, respect the ongoing work of hacker-techies the world over. Or don’t, what do I care, just don’t clog the internet with your angry rantings.


Victor November 18, 2007 at 10:26 pm

Firstly, I dont think OS X is any better than Vista. XP Maybe, but definitely not Vista. Everyone keeps screaming that OS X is BSD based but WTH. Firefox is open source but constant poking in the eye has made it more secure than IE. I believe that OS X needs that much poking as well. Ok so Leopard just got ASLR but Vista’s got that since last year. Another thing is the constant bashing of Microsoft by Jobs. I think that is so lame and childish. In my opinion, no OS is secure until it is tried and tested. However OS X is a great OS but I think Apple should either bring down the price or port it over to the PC platform. But I think the OS X86 project is definitely a good way to improve OS X security and improve Apple’s response to vulnerabilities in their code.


sajid November 18, 2007 at 11:06 pm

i need patch file for USB drive


yaaa November 19, 2007 at 12:49 am

cool it worked perfectly and quickly plus smothly… i thought it was impossible lol


Rob November 19, 2007 at 2:27 am

To anybody who has done this:

1.Did all your software, drivers and programs work?
2. Are you able to dual boot with win XP or does leopard install over XP?
3. Can I use a external HD (in place of the Flashdrive) and creat a large partition and install leopard on it?



Pablo November 20, 2007 at 9:13 am

im installing leopard on an external HDD connected through USB, I fallowed all the steps and when i get to the patching part it doesnt goes as shown here, I get no welcome screen to select my language, or any spot to select users terminal
it says ERROR: firewire unable to determine security-more; defaulting to full-secure.
some line
Root device is mounted read-only
and some other lines
when I try to access the flash drive it wont let me
thanks for your work


Tom November 20, 2007 at 10:16 pm

Nice article, simple steps, however where is the Patch zip file?


Sam DeRenzis November 21, 2007 at 2:32 am

You guys are sure stupid, let’s review just what is the best and not.

1. Linux

There’s no question Linux is the better OS, have you dumb-asses even seen Beryl in action? PCLinuxOS is probably the best distro IMO for those switching from OS X or Windows. Having seen the demo’s on YouTube and all around the internet there cannot be any doubt Linux with Beryl, etc. is the better OS. Now that doesn’t mean the applications support is better but just that over-all the OS is much more impressive.

2. Windows

Although it does suck sometimes Windows just has to much freeware and other software to make it deserve the Winblows name. It has every possible piece of software you could ever want already written & waiting, all you need do is download it. Exactly how were you planning to extract images embedded in .mp3′s using OS X or Linux? I’m sure you weren’t because it’s impossible! What about extracting things from .swf files, yea as far as I know that’s only possible in Windows. There is so much in Windows you can’t do on any other platform, that’s why people steal it!

3. OS X Leopard

This ones unusual, it has a few good points, it runs well, but the lack of software is a burden. Now it certainly would experience a boom in development if it were suddenly made available to the PC market, that’s partly why it should be. I support the idea of distributing this on PC’s, not only that but I think it’s needed for the OS to survive. Windows has to much of a foothold on software to really be thrown off track now, but with the release of this on PC’s that could change.

Now many of you are lacking intelligence so let me explain this clearly, OS X Leopard is an OS, it can easily be distributed as an OEM only for PC’s. This would allow Apple to control the distribution channels for it… in other words they could just sell it for specific bundles, they could name them PC Leopard Bundles or something. There they could sell the OS with some Apple hardware but using Dell or HP as the distributers. This way Apple would know precisely the configurations it would be on while avoiding the pitfalls of selling the OS outright. A win-win for everyone.

But no, you are all to blind and stupid to realize such an easily accomplished goal. Anyways I’d rather use PCLinuxOS with Beryl than either of the other two :S


DaRC November 21, 2007 at 2:41 am

i’d be keen to try this out to give the big spotty kitty a spin before i shell out a shitload on over priced albeit sexy looking hardware.

When it comes down to performance vs cost.. macs suck big hairy steve jobs balls. their lack of customisability makes them weak systems.

i wanna try osx out to see if it’s idiot proof setup is worth the extra cash.
everyone in my industry swwears by macs, has the same indie outfit and frequents the same coffee shops. i personally prefer espresso over cappucino.. i want my caffine in me without the crappy creamy veneer…

thats why this project is worthwhile… it will help me figure out whether i can tolerate the un customisable crap that leo saddles you with. if i can… i will buy a mac (tho i will never be a faggot – read mac user – cos i see my hardware and software as tools)… not social movements. i just want the most efficient tool for the best price.

one thing ive noticed about the mac users here… they all get really stupid and insulting whereas the windows users tend to be alot more open minded. why this is… maybe the wind ruffled their hair or they spilled cream on their macbook matching clothing.

remember.. its not what you have and what you run on it, it all comes down to productivity this project allows users to tfind out for themselvves instad of hearing all the marketing bullshit.

kudos to all the hackers that did it.


unspotted November 21, 2007 at 7:12 pm

I just found a nice holiday activity. Why be jealous at those elitists with Macs if installing their precious OS on ordinary PCs is easy enough for an average Linux/BSD user?


Jack November 21, 2007 at 11:09 pm

Isn’t this illegal?


Will November 22, 2007 at 6:10 am

Honestly, if harware manufacturers did their job correctly and you dont keep the entire library of extra drivers on your system Windows is a stable os, End of story, Every issue i have ever had with windows was a compatability one… due to a crummy driver, now you can say all you want that having higher driver requirements would make Mac os More unstable, But in the end its all on the publisher of the driver itself, NOT the operating system, If Apple would release a version of mac os for OEM manufacturers of boutique pc’s and kept the possibility of lousy drivers down, they could slay the hell out of Windows easy, Schools, one of the larger consumers of mac hardware would still use Apple hardware, and the fad of posessing one of these black or white devices would continue to skyrocket.


Ams November 22, 2007 at 12:05 pm

Hi. I get an error post installation when i type -s to go into verbose mode. A long sring of text is shown (basically showing loading of different files) but finally it shows “ERROR: FireWire unable to determine security-mode: defaulting to full secure.” and something like that. Pls, pls, pls help urgently! Thanks in advance.


Alex November 24, 2007 at 1:17 am

Can some one post or email me a link to the files required for the installation.

Thanks in advance.



Carlos November 24, 2007 at 7:33 pm



TheCrusader November 25, 2007 at 8:40 pm

I have tried it, just wanna say: ToH release boots only with the DVD inside and then WinXP boots no more, i had to repair to, to boot again in XP. Leopard does not have Wireless and Lan support after installing, sound as well, there is noone, so isn’t agood Idea to install Leopard on a PC. For some reasons: Leopard love tobe inside Mac Hardware, cause its the Soul of the Body. I have a Sony Vaio VGN… and Leopard does’nt works perfectly, just you can see the outfit, thats all…bye


TheCrusader November 25, 2007 at 8:43 pm

Sorry i forget something, the installations stops on the last 9 minute of the installation process. I wonder how he can boot then, loool, well thats all, bye


Mike November 26, 2007 at 5:17 am

Heyg uys can someone let me know where to get all the stuff needed to do this, i just built a new pc, and was gonna try it out on my old on first so yeah any help would be great thanks guys


Nipun November 26, 2007 at 5:48 am

hey i cant find the patched dvd anymore
i do have a 6.06 gb “.dmg” file but i have no idea what to do with it
i cant even convert it to “.iso”
Can someone please help me what can i do with the 6.06 Gb file?

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Thank you very much!


Rudolph November 26, 2007 at 2:21 pm


I had some trouble installing on Intel’s 945 Chipset, but it installed perfectly on a 965. Another problem I had was compiling the Patched DVD from the original. Having spent a lot of time trying to fix the script I realized the problem was with the bash shell under Leopard. This is therefore very important: the scripts were written to run under Tiger not Leopard! After installation it ran flawlessly.

I think it was very appropriate that the opensource version of the kernel was called Darwin. Now MacOS has evolved to fit a new ecological niche previously occupied by Windows. This new Darwin/MacOS Hybrid will lead to the eradication of the windows species altogether. It is the survival of the fittest from now on.


Luis November 27, 2007 at 6:57 am

Hey Karthik first let me congratulate you and thank you very much for this information you have shared with us…but i have a small question could my flash drive be formatted as ntfs or fat32 only???


bonkerboy November 27, 2007 at 8:26 am


Why not just get a mac?”
The main reason is price.
My laptop:
Dell Inspiron 1520 (15 Inch laptop)
4GB Ram
Nvidia 8600M GT
160GB 5400 RPM
Intel Core 2 duo 1.5ghz
Windows Vista Home Premium
Price? $2500 AUD

Equivelant Apple Macbook Pro?
Price? $4000 AUD!!!!


bonkerboy November 27, 2007 at 8:27 am

but who cares Windows Vista is better anyways.


3lemental November 27, 2007 at 11:06 am

Hey just a question, mac just released the first update (10.5.2) can you update from your pc?


Alex November 28, 2007 at 4:59 pm

Hy, I need some help.
I’ve done correctly the install step, but when i’ve to patch it i can’t see my usb drive at /volumes .
I think that i’ve to mount it but i don’t know how.
Someone know how i can do?
Thanks a lot!


Just Me November 29, 2007 at 3:04 am

Hey guys I don’t really get this, where is the DVD Image? I also have a few more questions

1) Will some Microsoft software work with this? (Ex. Microsoft Office)
2) Is it possible to system restore this?


Ranie November 29, 2007 at 4:52 am

I think most people forget that we probably wouldn’t having this arguement If not for Bill Gates! He is the reason we all have computers… There Is no one I think in history that has made so much change in the whole world, to billions of people, businesses, education…

He is a genius! Bill Gates should get a regognition for the things he’s done and his company microsoft, even If you don’t like the windows os…


viphard November 30, 2007 at 8:54 pm

Great man


XMr.BrownstoneX December 1, 2007 at 6:10 am

what about AMD users?! i’ve looked in every single forum/website and haven’t found a thing! if someone can pls help me… just email me at xmr.brownstonex@gmail.com

i’ll be waitin’


Struan December 2, 2007 at 12:21 pm

Despite MacOS X being “more secure” than Windows, is IS security through obscurity. There is no system that can’t be hacked if enough people band together.

It’s also somewhat ironic to discuss the security of an OS in the comment tree for how it was hacked to run on unapproved hardware in less than a day.


Wankelthrottle December 3, 2007 at 4:46 pm

Mac OS X runs as good and as stable on a Intel PC as it does on a “Proper Mac” whatever that is. Any operating system should be able to run on any computer regardless of brand. There is no point to keep it to just one brand at all. Apple do this to lock you up to their hardware.
It should really be licenced, but if so, then made sure to work on Intel PC��s. It really only needs driversupport for hardware not used or supported by Apple��s own Intel macs today. It does run just like any other mac as it is when all works, like ethernet, sound.
You won��t notice that you are not using an computer with an Apple logo on it.
Also, if you go and buy the Mac OS X 10.5, you have every right in the freaking world to do whatever you want with it at home on your comp. No company in the world makes laws!
If you hack it and patch it at home and don��t share that info, then it is NOT illegal at all.
Funny thing is, that on many Windows Vista certified machines or hardwarde, it runs better with OS X then it does with Vista.
If you like monopoly, and supporting companies that want to keep standards closed, then YOU are then one with a problem.
To say it won��t be as stable, and run as well on nonapple hardware is nonsense. An Apple computer is nothing more then a PC anyway.
It��s all Intel inside. Apple just does not use all the Intel hardware, and therefore some things needs to be patched or have drivers written to it, but it works all the same. Some people just don��t want to hear this because they wasted loads of money and bought a lie.
Good Luck to all!


Junior December 3, 2007 at 8:04 pm

Hi I burned the DVD Patched but it does not boot !!! Why ??


staben December 3, 2007 at 11:47 pm

hey can someone help me?
I done the step 1, i have the “patched” DVD image called “ToH_x86_9a581_RC2.iso”. I burned it to a DVD, and I booted it! But it “crashes”! In verbose mode I got this error:
Cannot apply ‘mDNSResponder’ profile: no such file or directory

I can’t boot the installer :’( :(
Please help me! My e-mail: staben@live.it or vinci_vista@hotmail.it
MSN: vinci_vista@hotmail.it
Please, help me!


anirudh December 4, 2007 at 8:08 am

will this method works in amd


FJ December 4, 2007 at 11:36 am

I do not think that Apple has any intention of supporting standard PC’s. There is a great deal of open source unix development that would make hardware support on OS X a no brainer given the vast resources apple has when compared to OS that rely on open source.

I have spent years on Windows and Linux as standard desktop environment. Recent jump to OS X has significantly boosted my productivity in all areas. (Development, IT, Engineering Student, Network Installation, Standard Office Functions) I’m not some fan talking about the good looks, the OS is simply much more intuitive then Windows and offers most of the functions near and dear. Natively forwarding X11 is even easier then Linux! I think spaces implementation is a little clumsy when compared to gnome/KDE… I also have had 0 downtime in over a year. I have never gone a single year in windows without needing to reformat for some reason……. I don’t care if it is because of a small user base or proprietary hardware, I’m about the bottom line.


Ty December 5, 2007 at 7:08 am

Hey. I have a Mac yet I want mac os x 10.5 on my laptop. I don’t know why I just do. Do you know if I can copy my Mac hd and put it on my laptop hd?

I don’t know my specs so please don’t ask me.

Please help.

E-MAIL- tyler3153@aol.com


Eddy December 6, 2007 at 1:24 am

To People asking “why Apple doesn’t sell OSX for PC, such a shame!”
Well, Apple sells computers, selects a few good hardware to put in and codes a nice OS with relyable drivers in it. That’s one of the reasons why OSX is so stable and optimised : their coders don’t waste time with drivers issues for all the crap available in the world. A commercial OSX for PC should work with all machines, even the wairedest, like my tower with a laptop Amd Turion 64. With all graphic cards and so forth… All that work to sell more of a less relyable OS and less of their (better) but more relyable hardware. Not speaking of marketing considerations like a blured image of Macintosh in the public (=non-geak) a loss of exclusive flair that came with the design, quality, and price tag.


Linuxiac December 6, 2007 at 4:10 am

There are >300 Live CDs of BSD and Linux Distros, all FREE to grab and put on any PC or Mac, at livecdlist.com

Why would anyone PAY or have to do weird gyrations to use
either the Mac OS, or the million Microsoft virus/Worms/Trojans/bot/exploit infested badness?

Oh. I forgot. Some of you are masochists. Others are sadists. The rest love stealing.


sean December 6, 2007 at 9:39 pm


OS X is just jazzed up unix, (BSD) it has drivers in place via darwin project , Linux covers drivers easy enough and is just as stable if not more so, I think Apple will release OSX for PC as it slowly releasing all its apps, quicktime itunes now safari.
Vista is forcing price reductions on hardware, making the mac look poor value

People should try a modern linux (kubuntu great) before OSX, there not much difference once you remove aqua.

If like gloss KDE4′s out soon.

Why pay for software, spend it on hardware.


Kaeons December 7, 2007 at 2:07 am


I made download but wasnt write “patched for PC” or anything else… I ve open the rar, and it make in .dmg. Its mean, that I need make a new download, version patched? Thank you.


macpc December 7, 2007 at 5:26 am

“Mac can’t support OSX on a pc……”

can you IMAGINE! Mac can’t even support OSX on a mac.
If I ever have to ring apple support again i will slit my wrists.


DRFCOOL December 7, 2007 at 9:54 pm

Where can i download the zipfiles ? i cant really find it.

Also i have the file TOH_x86_9A581_RC2.iso and it has 4.37 GB

Is it all okay ?

can i move straight ahead in the install process ?

thanks a lot !


Steven December 8, 2007 at 2:49 am

Does Leopard have a problem with what video card you use? My download will be done in a few hours, and I’m going to put it on my desktop later. Right now I’m running an XFX 6800XT, but I’m looking at upgrading to a Radeon HD 2900GT. Will I have any problems with leopard working on those cards?

My full specs: Intel Q6600, 2GB DDR2 800 (soon to be 4GB), dual SATA DVD burners, I’ll put it on a 74GB raptor drive, and it would be nice if it could read/write to my 2x 250GB RAID0 drives, a creative sound card, and video capture card.

This is very exciting, I’ve been wanting a mac for a while, but the price has always turned me away. Thanks for making this available to us!


hpotter936 December 8, 2007 at 9:40 am

can someone email me and tell me where i can download the files needed for it at hpotter936@hotmail.com thanks


Sazzad December 9, 2007 at 3:12 pm

help me please
I need the
# The Patched DVD Image
# The zip file containing the patch


Sebastian December 9, 2007 at 11:15 pm

Hi guys, really nice guide!

I have an HP Pavilion dv6375us with Vista.

I’ve already downloaded the patch and the torrent for the DVD image, called osx-leopard105.dmg (6,66GB).

The question is, how do I burn this to a DVD? Firstly, it is not on .iso format, and secondly, it is too big!

Please help me.
Thank you in advance.

MSN: base29@hotmail.com
E-MAIL: sebastrauss@gmail.com


Gibbiceps December 10, 2007 at 7:22 pm

At home, I’ve been using Macs exclusively for three years now, and I’ve owned a bunch of iMac G4s, a Dual G5, a couple of PowerBook G4s and two first generation iMac Core Duos. I’m in the PC industry for more than two decades now.

To make it short: Windows XP systems in average are much more stable and faster than Mac OS X systems. This is especially true when you compare both systems on the very same hardware, in this case the Intel Macs. OS X requires on average more reboots than Windows XP. Vista is about on par with OS X Leopard.

What Windows does NOT have is that annoying rotating beach ball that appears on OS X all the time.

As for the reliability of the hardware: Anyone here ever heard of the notorious G5 freezes and the OS X “grey screen of death”? Anyone ever saw a “grey screen of death” while trying to watch a DVD on a PowerBook G4? No? Then you never used a Mac, fellows, or you are still in the ‘denial’ phase.

Usability: Well. Leopard has made a multitude of things WORSE. Try using the download stack when you have around 40 icons in your docks on a 20″ screen. You won’t even be able to click on anything in the download stack anymore. Dashboard has always been a useless piece of crap. Microsoft stole the gadget idea much better from Konfabulator than Apple did. What is Expos�� good for? You better thake that “replace folder” question in Finder literally – which is the stupidest concept since the invention of file management. I almost never want to replace, I almost always want to merge, as Windows Explorer does it. Talking about the Finder: It got better in Leopard, but it sill sucks big time in general. Even the overhauled and crappy Windows Explorer in Vista does a better job.

And where is Java 6 on the platform that “makes Java a first class citizen” and claims to be the “best Java platform ever”?

And where are all the “secret features” Steve Jobs teased us with. I still haven’t found one.

Apple hardware is cheaper than a comparable PC? That was true in the first weeks after the switch to Intel, now it is only true for Mac Pros. Apple still has the advantage that direct comparisons are not always possible, because there are almost no iMac-class all-in-one-PCs available. On the other hand: Why should they? The basic PC concept is to offer expandibility, something Apple just does not want to offer to their customers. People would not “upgrade” to a new iMac every two or three years if they could just upgrade its hardware components, now would they?

Apple is selling a chain of closed systems, and the company does not like to share their cake. Microsoft acts very differently: The follow the “share and rule” approach; they let everybody do what they want as long as they can collect their Microsoft tax.

There is a lot of beautifully designed software available for the Mac, and usually that software offers much more usability than the competetion on the PC offers. However, it comes at a premium, and on the long run, you are much better off with the freedom of the PC.

The PC is not a supermodel as the Mac, but it knows how to cook, does the laundry for you and it certainly does not limit you to Windows or a certain hardware configuration. The PC gives you choice.

After three years, I am no longer a “Mac-Fanboy”, and I am no longer on a mission to talk other people into buying a Mac, either. Since January, my Mac at work is the perfect working horse — with Vista. At home, I dual boot into Windows XP only for gaming. (Gaming – now that is something Mac OS X is the worst imaginable platform for.) I’ve purchased so many expensive software licenses for OS X in the last three years, that it would be financial suicied to switch back to PCs.

Chances are, however, that I will buy an additional PC for gaming and real world programming (another area where OS X plainly sucks; Objective-C is deservedly a niche language, and Cocoa is Mac-only and therefor useless for me).

I will probably go on doing photo, audio and video processing on the Mac, because some of the software that I have is from Apple and thus Mac-only. However, Adobe would probably give me crossgrades back to Windows, which would make sense, because their software is actually faster on Windows. So maybe I will slowly migrate back on the long run, but I haven’t yet made that final decision.

Now about Hackintoshs: I can understand that many people are curious about it. But it is illegal, and OS X won’t give you ANYTHING you cannot have with a current GNU/Linux distribution. Try Fedora Core 8 “Werewolf”, for example. This distribution is much snappier on your hardware than OS X Leopard (yes, I have tried it on both my 17″ PowerBook G4 1,67GHz 2GB RAM -and- on my 20″ iMac Core Duo 2 GHz with 2GB RAM) and it even looks a lot better. The new Gnome desktop effects really make you “wow”. Both OS X and Vista just look old in comparison. If you don’t need commercial software like Photoshop or Final Cut Pro to make your living, go and learn to use open source solutions like The GIMP! or whatever else is there that you might need.

I believe in paying developers for their work (and that is because I once worked for a software company that went bankrupt, but you can still download our products from the edonkey network).

Do not pirate OS X. BUY a license and then fight with Apple over the “only for Apple-branded hardware” paragraph. Chances are that the current Apple EULA is not even legal in your country. It most likely isn’t in Germany, because you do not have the chance to read it before you open the software package. Another reason is that in Germany this kind of bundling hardware with software is also not legaly binding for end-users (refering to the so-called “OEM-ruling”, in which Microsoft lost their case).

People also should not hack any form of product avtivation. It is better to make the vendors suffer by neither buying nor distributing their crippled products. Of course, in the business world often enough you do not have an acceptable choice to such crippled software, so you have to buy it, because you need it to make money.

However, I do not see any reason at all why a person needs for example a Citrix Terminal Server, an Adobe Creative Suite or Microsoft Office for private or hobby purposes at home. Do not pirate. Get and use the cheaper or even free alternatives.


UphuckN00B December 11, 2007 at 11:14 am


I have a HP dv9000.
I have 17″ Screen.
I have 1 SATA 100 GB Drive.
I have SSE3.
I have AMD 64 X2 @ 1.60 GHz.
I have 2 GB PNY OPTIMA RAM 5300 DDR2-667/533/400.

Will HP drivers work.
Will I need separate HD.
Will I be able to use the same HD on another Partition.
Does it need to be FAT32.
Can I use an External Drive.
Will I be able to run Microsoft Games.
Will this work on AMD.

You lost me at FAT32 Formatted USB/Pin Drive. You stopped there, and talked “DVD” for a while. “USB” Drive never came up on the rest of the procedure. HELP ME OUT.



Daisy Cutter December 13, 2007 at 3:07 am

You Windoze fanboys crack me up. Leopard is one hell of slick OS. I general live in the LINUX world. Having to use Windoze boxes for compatibility testing makes me ill. Since I switched from a Windoze craptop to an MBP there is no looking back.

MAC OS9 sucked.. sucked bit time. 10.x is damn good OS, a real OS. Although I still spend most of my time in shell logging into servers having he GUI for processing my photography projects, communicating with pals and frankly.. just enjoying the thing, I can’t understand how any could tout any M$ Windoze product.

I’m no Apple appologist, they do plenty of crappy anti-customer stuff IMHO. However that does not detract from the fact 10.5 is a real joy to run.


funkydude December 13, 2007 at 8:53 pm

is it possible to change back to your old pc version? and is it possible to turn back to pc version with like a single click?



Uberman1234 December 13, 2007 at 11:53 pm

There’s one thing you don’t know that you can do easly on mac! You can’t run Leopard on windows and have windows on it me i can i can have linux umbuntu redhat and all the other operating systems loser’s HAHA and pc is the suckiest thing iv every seen the speed of them suck like crap and the model’ are so much nicer! :) :) :0 beat that assholes


Uberman1234 December 13, 2007 at 11:55 pm

i forgot to say that mac model’s are soo much nicer than crapy suck asshole pc’s i hate hacker’s their full of crap and shit!


nevvvw December 14, 2007 at 11:37 pm

Install it! and you will just Love it! feels so good, FAST & everything about OSX is really good now i know what is an OPERATING SYSTEM should be don’t want that crap coming out of GATED ass guy and is 2 letter company!


JVene December 15, 2007 at 9:38 pm

Lots of repeat commentary, so I’ll try to contribute something new.

Reasons for doing this:

Curiosity would be #1. I doubt anyone would invest in applications for a pirate/flaky OS install, but they’d sure enjoy the novelty of seeing it run. I’d bet most will operate it for a few days, maybe install FireFox, a few shareware items, just to claim they have it. If, a big if at that, their install ran with absolute stability (probably because they have otherwise compliant hardware), they might continue using OSX as if they had a real Mac.

Another group might be doing this for alternate development. Shareware authors might load this in a VM, along with XCode, in order to build Mac versions of something they want to release. It could serve well enough to at least package an installable application.

OSX for sale outside Mac hardware:

I read along here that Apple is doing fine as they are, they’re a hardware company, etc. In my view, Apple is a design company first, hardware second. Most of their current revenue growth is from iPod and iPhone. Computer hardware sales have not been quite the cash cow of late.

Apple’s designs, however, have stirred world wide interest hardly like anything else, specifically over the iPhone and the various iPod variants. Everything from the look and feel to the click of the connectors is considered and reconsidered. Design is the heart of what they do – all else descends from that.

Hardware is a necessary component of the product they sell, and so the product on store shelves is physical, but it’s value and marketability is not in it’s physical presence – they’re not just widgets in an inventory. The attention to design detail makes them curiosities, unique in the world of products they’re compared against. Even with some design flaws, the overall balance of every product conveys a personality something like that of a Mercedes Benz.

In Japanese quality control ‘philosophy’, their approach to the science includes the net ‘negative impact on society’. This concept means they consider everything from quality vs price vs utility. If quality is too high, price is too high and impact on society is a net loss (unaffordable). If price is too low, quality is too low, and again there’s a net loss (un-serviceable for the intended purpose). Balance achieves the least net negative impact, that optimum point where price/quality/utility are as good as it can get. Lexus, for example, leans toward the quality end at a slight sacrifice of low pricing to suite a particular client base. Honda and Nissan balance somewhere toward the middle.

Apple, it appears, leans toward quality and innovative utility, like Lexus, servicing a particular client base of some affluence.

For OSX, it IS a means to an end in providing a computer that does what the client base wants, with a feel of quality not found in any other computer product line. However, like the physical components of the machine, that’s all subservient to the notion of design. What they sell isn’t simply an operating system, neither is simply a unit of hardware. They’re selling a design – it’s the only thing they can make unique about the entire thing.

OSX is technically Unix with a graphical API inset within it that defines the user’s experience. The components that make that aren’t unique over, say, X or KDE – from the engineer’s viewpoint. It is from the user’s viewpoint that this is a unique product. Similarly, the hardware is all made by other companies – all commodity parts – even the PowerPC (despite Apples’ input on the design, it was 95% IBM’s product as it followed the ideas of John Cooke). The RAM, the drives, all but the case are made by the same ‘other’ companies stamping out parts for every other hardware box on the market. The ‘feel’ of Mac hardware comes from the design of those details you touch, like the connectors, the buttons or even the artistic design of the case. Dell could make it, too – they’re clamshell cases are really quite good hardware, but they don’t have the Apple design.

Take the OSX out of the Apple hardware and put it on a PC, you only have a small part of that design. You’d realize quickly that 99% of the personality you encounter as you use the Mac is from OSX – you’d THINK you’re on a Mac, until, of course, you attach a cable, install another option card or look at that cheap beige case.


Thelostplanet December 16, 2007 at 11:53 am

Hey the coolest i have heard in near time

can wait no longer to get it installed on the Lenovo


lorddarkpat December 16, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Will the BrazilMAC patched DVD work for this?


jasmine December 16, 2007 at 4:33 pm

this tutorial is fabulous n i really like it so much that i install it on my pc
thanx for sharing it



Chris December 17, 2007 at 9:01 am

Is there any patch yet that would make Leopard compatible with an AMD processor setup?


Bryan December 20, 2007 at 3:04 am

No offense, But this seems kinda backwards?


jasmine December 20, 2007 at 2:55 pm

This is really wonderful software thanx for sharing it



carlos December 20, 2007 at 3:26 pm

hello, where can i download The zip file containing the patch??? for copy to pendrive, another question, is necesary make a partition on HD of my pc, or the installer in leopard make it for me?, thanks” i am using a intel centrino core duo. run? thanks”" :)


jared December 21, 2007 at 10:11 am

i am naive and somewhat computer illiterate so lets get that out of the way. so here’s the question…has anyone, or people, wanted to only run Windows OS on their Mac to the point of hacking it and actually downloading it, and then actually using it? i’m not talking about parrallels or boot camp or vmware. I like the guy that talked about the japanese philosophy of business…great points. most pc users don’t quite understand such a concept. It’s about controlling your product 100%. Same with some chefs and their restaurants…they want to make everything themselves and control the quality..period. and sometimes they will sell certain products they’ve made over the shelf to the passerbyes that aren’t smart enough to walk in and take a seat and be served up a perfect meal.


Shelly December 21, 2007 at 7:28 pm

will this work on AMD turion 64 X2 Also, I am really wanting this OS.
I am so tired of XP, It’s so slow.


jess December 22, 2007 at 9:13 pm

Jesus people, chill with the “Macz 0wn ur a winloser, stop pirating you’re all evil bad ppl” shit. I need Mac OS to run the latest version of Shake. Apple sells the Mac version of Shake for $500 and the Linux version for *$5000* It’s the exact same program, yet 10 times the cost?

So I have no moral problem pirating and screwing Apple, because they’re clearly trying to screw me. If apple didn’t markup the Linux version in an attempt to force people to buy Mac hardware I might even consider getting a real Mac. But now this is a matter of principle to me, I don’t appreciate underhanded pricing scemes, and will never give money to Apple.


i design macs December 24, 2007 at 8:48 am

all this macs are only pushing ther hardware not software is bullish
i work for them and i have to put ther shit together and let me tell all you know it alls
that its the same parts as a normal pc with an intel motherboard with intel chipsets from 945 gma to 955 gma and p34
along with pci express ati and nvidia video cards
the only difference is they add a chip to the motherboard to limit os x it self
no there not a hardware company cause they use the same ish as asus ibm hp and dell
so kill all that mac is better then windows nonsense
there both computers that crash or hav’nt crashed yet
the reason that windows runs great on a new intel mac is cause they are good mother boards
thats it
if they made there own specific hardware they would have the market but they dont so get the point
i do admit that they are faster now that moved over to intel and ive seen more people buying macs now to
but still in all my dell has a legit version of os x 10.5 on it with out no hacks or patches and windows as well and windows blows 10.5 out of the water
and for you nonbelivers
my dell was setup by apple not dell
so you aint sayin nothing
its just like steve said there will be no video support for ipods and g4 and g5 processors were better then intel chips witch made mac os x faster then windows lol


jared December 25, 2007 at 1:07 am

a question for “i design macs”

can you tell us how to do what you did with your dell. i lean toward os x because it’s seems more precise yet simple and not so cluttered. but if macs are made of all the same hardware (though their setup is very clutter free) then why would i spend a few thousand on something i can spend only a thousand. anyway just would like to know more. i guess i also have another question to anyone: what is the best linux,gnome, kde, etc operating systems. thanks


gangsta232 December 28, 2007 at 3:41 am




ejonesss December 28, 2007 at 7:51 pm

after following the instruction i several coasters and a pc that will not boot leopard.

only the uphuck 10.4.9 dvd boots and installs but will not boot once installed

the motherboard is a intel desktop board installed in 2000 and/or 2001

cpu is pentuim 4 i dont know if it is SSEn

256 meg ddr

agp rage pro.

i salvaged the computer from a dumpster of the local school they was throwing out so i have no idea of it is compatible

i guess intel desktop boards are not supported

these instructions builds the iatkos version witch causes kernel panics on booting of the dvd almost immediately as soon as the apple screen comes up.

i am giving up for now until i can get a new late model pc or a friend to help me.


Saddleyard December 29, 2007 at 3:39 am

But what about this… why wouldn’t Apple strike up an alliance with e.g., Dell where Dell offers a line of Mac OS PCs?! Apple could always out-innovate Dell with it’s products, not to mention extensions (iPod, iPhone, etc.) but a Dell Mac OS would offer a real added boost to the credibility of the Mac OS, also in the corporate market where big margins can be made…


Matthias December 29, 2007 at 2:06 pm

So when installing leopard on my dell, the mouse went to the left-most top part of the screen, try two different mice after restarting and everything, then i use my keyboard to install it, says its successful and will boot from it, it restarts and says “DELL” then goes to a black screen. What did i do wrong? i have all the right hardware.


seven December 29, 2007 at 3:01 pm

I am a Chinese guy. I followed this instruction, but after step3,when system reboot, can not enter into OS. system show blackscreen ,the cursor shined…..

Unit: Dell M1330

I also try to install Mac X OS on another Dell machine-D620. but the unit installed the WINDOWS XP before. i also followed the instruction,after successfully installed,system can not enter into Mac X OS after reboot.


kevin December 30, 2007 at 6:02 am

I got it installed but cant seem to find drivers for my ATI Radeon 2600 HD pro. Any ideas? It seems to be stuck on 1024×768


Edmonton Wedding Photography December 30, 2007 at 2:32 pm

Hey, so my problem is that Darwin isn’t ‘seeing’ my laptops SATA drive. What am I doing wrong? Do I need somethign special? I know vista and xp had issues with the motherboard not ‘seeing’ sata drives, but leopard too?


Andrey December 31, 2007 at 6:04 am

I’m running a Mac OS X 10.4.10, is there a way for me 2 install leopard over it and keep my files? thanks


Koyuki December 31, 2007 at 10:48 am

Where would one get the patch dvd image? I don’t use torrent.


Koyuki December 31, 2007 at 10:54 am

Smack your stuff onto an external.
Put ‘em back.


paradise December 31, 2007 at 6:56 pm


I have installed Leopard succesful, but when I want to begin with Step 3 (Patching) there is always the same error:

Root device is mounted read-only

Does anyone know the solution of this problem?
Please answer!



Hanwei January 1, 2008 at 3:53 am

Why when I try to install it on my HP work station all it tell me is that please restart your computer, is it becuase my hardware?


Rez Croll January 1, 2008 at 4:19 am

yo people…please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i ran the install…everything went fine…then it asked me where to install MAC…i saw a cd with a red x…i knew that was my dvd that i’m booting from…and obviously i can’t install leapord on that…
but i saw no hard drive…
i went to disk utility and on the side where all the disks should be i saw my dvd again (that i’m booting from) but NO HARD DRIVE…

i don’t know why…i partitioned it on windows and created a partition for mac…but nothing works…i can’t see my hard drive…it’s like it doesn’t exist in the installation…
i have a SATA drive, not IDE…
please please help me guys, please …i want this to work so badly…

my email = rezcroll99@gmail.com
please someone email me if you know what’s wrong…thank you


ONEleggedMIDGET January 2, 2008 at 9:36 am

dude, this is sooooooo awesome and i totally want it, but i have an AMD Sempron 3000+ processor. Is there any way that i can install this on my computer or is it not possible? If you could reply that would be great. Thanks.


dukemnm January 3, 2008 at 12:34 pm

If Mac is all about the hardware like I have read, (2k-5k) if you read the post there are more people willing to buy the software not the hardware. (Funny I could have sworn that people were thrilled about buying hardware…..yea really….). it may be more profitable selling software

The only way I want to port Mac OS X to a pc is that I may do Mac repair from my pc to Mac hardware, without having to buy an expensive piece of equipment, and be able to profit more from the people actually buy that expensive piece of hardware.

Question, if it costs more and it is rarer, will it cost more to service and or repair? To waste money or not to waste money that is the question.

P.S. I have owned a Mac before and the reason is that that machine was made to play with (it���s an expensive toy) could not get any production from it (waste of my money). All the tools needed are already made for pc not Mac. All you can do with a Mac is editing videos and pictures and is you don’t pay the 5 grand they want you to pay for the top of the line Mac? It will still crash and hang, for it does not have all the bells and whistles.


Joe January 3, 2008 at 9:59 pm

Hi guys , thanx 4 the great work , im downloading Mac dmg image from rapidshare , the version im downloading is 9A466 , i just wonna ask , dose the PATCH at the link above “Brazil Mac Hack” work on my dmg (9A466) image sience its 9A581 version . plz help me on this .


JOE January 4, 2008 at 5:55 am

Guys i noticed some thing in the patching method , its done and executed in an preinstalled of Mac OS X … say Tiger (10.4) , how is that gonna help me or any other windows user , the only way to execute the patcher using the ./9a581PostPatch.sh command is in Mac terminal or Linux terminal it cant be done in windows CMD , so ho can i windows user patch the dmg image ???
any help please -> jozeaphe@gmail.com


Mike January 4, 2008 at 6:03 am

Hey guys , this articel don’t help at all , it work just fine if u already have older version of MAC OS X ……. say Tiger 10.4 or if u have Linux but as a windows OS user it wont work , because there is no way to apply the patch , why ?? because the command ” ./9a581PostPatch.sh ” can be executed only from Mac terminal or a Linux terminal but cant be done using windows CMD, so whats the use of all this ??


vinod January 9, 2008 at 4:31 am

I have AMD Turion tm 64 mobile technology, will i be able to run MAC on my laptop?


benderkiller January 9, 2008 at 9:30 pm

Hi people���please help���when I boot MacOSX86, computer load all..and this load run about 3-4 minutes and then computer restart. I do this many times over and I don���t boot Install DVD. Please help somebody. Thank you and sorry for my English. I���am 16 years old and I���am from Czech Republic. Bye


james walker January 12, 2008 at 3:25 am

I’m interested in install leopard on a pc. Question is what Motherboard would be the most compatible with the lepard os. To hopefully avoid compatiblity problem, as much as possible.


CHRIS THE N00B January 14, 2008 at 7:02 pm

ummm…. how do you nerd think u can get a fully grown leopard on a disc… thats absolutely insane…

- 1. a fully grown male leopard would not fit an a computer, or a D: drive for that matter…

-2. there will be a lot of complaints from customers that their leopard had injured them or escape their premasis…

-3. does mac supply us with the food???

-4. the leopard might scratch the disc…

-5. death…

I think the computer industry has taken technology to far… (including live animals into an operating system)

i would like to consult mr mackintosh…


Danial January 15, 2008 at 3:16 am

Hi, I swear what u did is totally sick!!!
What i want ot knwo is that if this is a dual boot version with windows
or if its jsut Mac on the computer?

And if there is a way to dual boot?


anotherOSXfan January 15, 2008 at 3:48 pm

after installation restarts, it will boot only until apple logo then hang-up! what i am gonna do?


variable January 17, 2008 at 3:41 am


Thanks for the awesome tutorial. I’m a Mac-newbie so I’m not at all familiar with this process but I had problems like some of you and I found a way around them so I thought I’d post.

If you can’t see your drive listed, try going to

UTILITIES->Disk Utility

You need to create a partition for it to install. On Windows, this is done with a prompt. I’m guessing this isn’t done with a MAC. The rest should be self-explanatory.

The other problem I had was when I rebooted, after the install, and I took the F8 option and the -s mode, I could not get into the Flash Drive using the instructions. I had to type ‘exit’ at the console prompt and it booted back to normal setup screen. I believe that’s what’s missing in the instructions.

You should then be able to select the Utilities option to get to the terminal.


jhony lee January 17, 2008 at 5:43 am

first of all i have a the dvd for mac os x 10.4 tiger will that work if not then i will buy the leopard but will it work amd athlon 3000 xp processor?? and is there any way to have dual operating systems ? and what do u mean by patched dvd


variable January 17, 2008 at 6:07 am


I ran into a problem installing the patch. I looked at the script and noticed that it was looking for the path /Volumes/Leopard/etc…

I created a partition called MAC not knowing that the script was going to look at the partition Leopard. So, I had to re-do that.

I also changed the Volume Label using a Windows machine and unfortunately it will convert all of the lower case characters to upper case. I got around this by editing the script to all upper case for the path of /Volumes/Patcher/files, which is stated near the front of the script file.

Hope that’ll help someone.


clone12100 January 20, 2008 at 5:11 am

Can i use this process if i have an AMD cpu?
And if i cant is there a patch that i can run an AMD cpu?


woz January 24, 2008 at 4:39 am

I’d have to disagree with some of the haters, I do like my Windows XP, don’t get me wrong, however I feel that Unix is more stable than the Windows platform currently which is why i’m installing Mac OSX (Unix with a Mac based GUI)


Venezuelan_pimp January 24, 2008 at 8:17 am


Guys Quick question:
- Has anyone found a patch for the integrated camera and mic on a sony vaio sz series. Am running leopard 10.5.1

- Anyone knows about any patch to fix the wireless (Marvell) on vaio sz running leopard 10.5.1


Please guys if any of you has any idea, just post anything please, am going nuts! it just takes a second mate.


If anyone needs help installing on vaio, ask me, am happy to help.


Laptop: Sony Vaio VGN-SZ320P [120gb, 1Ram, 1.88Hgz, 2 cores]
OS: OS X Leopard 10.5.1
Sound: Sigmatel – WORKING (patched)
Enthelnet: Yukon – WORKNG (patched)
Cores: 2 – Only one working
Bluetooth: WORKNG
CD/DVD drive: Burn and Read WORKING
Finger Print Sensor: Not working
Boot up time: 13 Sec

— Stability: Excellent!!! —-


C|-|R1s January 25, 2008 at 6:11 am

okay i would like to say something to people who think that Apple is better than Microsoft.

Again comparing apples to oranges (no pun intended).




Unix and Ibm are the real creators except for linux distros (NOT MAC)

so everyone is wrong, no one makes their own stuff, ever.


Similian January 25, 2008 at 11:28 am

Errmmm …

I would like to mention to Apple Fanboys:

There is no more Mac vs. PC. The Macs’ hardware wise nothing more
than just a quite average PC. Welcome to the 21st Century, today we all hope Mac OS X will be our way out of the Microsoft misery.

Wake up !
Mac OS versus Windows is on.


Installe January 26, 2008 at 3:52 pm


Want to know if it would work with SSE2…..and only supports MMX,SSE and SSE2



Installe January 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm

And can i Dual Boot it with [[[[[[[[[[[[[ Windows Vista ]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]]



Jeff Frye January 29, 2008 at 11:13 am

As far as a Mac or PC I prefer to use whatever does the best job for the least amount of money as posible. PC’s have their merit as do Macs. Take it from someone who has owned a computer since 1984. Ive owned a Commodore Vic 20, 64, and Amiga. I also owned an Apple Lisa and a 486 PC. I currently own several computers, an iMac, a Pentium and Athlon PC, a Sun Ultra 10, and Sun Ultra 2, and about 5 other PC’s. It all depends on what you want to do with your computer. The most stable boxes I’ve owned HAVE NOT BEEN APPLE. I’ve owned 3 Apples and know that Apples lock up as much or more than my PC’s! I happen to have a Windows 2000 pro box that hasn’t been rebooted for years NO JOKE!! Maybee I got lucky with my choice of hardware? But the most stable box I’ve owned is My Sun, then my Windows XP box (only after service pack 2), then my iMac (OSX 10.4).

As far as software goes nothing in my opinion beats Windows. This is only because you have many more titles available to you than you do with other OS’S. And just about any program made for a MAC has it’s Windows counterpart. Why would Apple come out with a dual boot XP and OSX box if this statement wasn’t true. The only drawback to Apple OSX is that you don’t have as many choices of software titles available for it.

As far as hardware goes nothing beats SUN (if you can afford it). I have a 10 year old SUN PC that is 64bit (and one that is dual 64bit) and has over a gig of ram. PC’s and MACs are only just now offering that.

As far as the comment some guy made about not being able to record Audio with a PC without it crashing doesn’t know how to set up his PC!! For your information at my last studio session, Brad, my Bass player used Cubase and MAC OS that damned thing crashed a million times and we ended up loosing hours of work.

For PC’s I’ve found Reaper and N-Track Studio are great for multitracking and have all the power you need to make a great sounding CD. They both support a slew of great plugins. One thing you need to know is USE SCSI drives (or someone told me serial ata works ok too) to multi-track with!

Long story short if you like a MAC then use it. But don’t try to make false claims about Macs only to try to justify paying more money for what is now basically a PC anyway.


JoeH January 30, 2008 at 12:05 am

I have used Macs for about 8 years, recently I made the switch to PC (shock horror!). After using both OS’s extensively I can say OSX (Tiger, Leopard, etc.) are the better operating systems but i would still use a PC over it due to the hardware modding restrictions and gaming abilities.
Don’t disrespect Windows, nor OSX, they both have different uses for different people.

Also, to the people who keep saying “just buy a f**** mac”……no, i don’t want to.
My PC cost a hell of a lot more than a mac does, I want to be able to run the best OS on the best hardware, unfortunately thats hard to do at the moment – usually picking one means giving up the other.
So what i’ trying to say is, just stop comparing the OS’s, they both have good things and bad things about them….


Jens January 31, 2008 at 12:10 am

I was going to buy a macbook today, but in the shop I thought it was too expendsive, I can get better hardware if I get an PC.

So I have decided to buy an PC and try to install leopard on in.

Now is the question; witch PC laptop should I buy? I would like every thing to work, at least sound, wireless, grafics e.t.c.

anyone wo knows? and please dont give me a resond like, -If u want everything to work, by a REAL mac e.t.c.

If you are an expers in the area or just happend to know what I need, plz sen me an e-mail.

regards Jensabrun@gmail.com


Alan February 2, 2008 at 12:37 pm


Problem solved for me. I started making more money without increasing my living expenses and now own an HP dv9000 Notebook AND a MacBook Pro. If I wanted to be stupid, I could by both computers each month, over and over and still be fine.

It sure sucks to be poor. I used to be a tinkerer, too. Spent a lot of time configuring, re-configuring, partitioning, re-partitioning, installing, re-installing, swapping hardware, downloading illegal software, OSes, etc.

Frick. Unless you’re a network administrator, or a member of an IT/IS staff and you’re a tinkerer, you’re a complete loser with too much time on your hands.

Running Leopard on a PC?! Who the hell cares? Make more money, be productive and stop wasting your stupid time, tinkering and hacking.

Being poor sure sucks to hell and back, doesn’t it? Hacking and tinkering keep you from making more money. I’ve been there and now I’m in a different place. Someone should’ve taken me out back to the shed and beat the hell out of me for wasting so much time.


JoeH February 2, 2008 at 6:56 pm

I’m gonna take you out to the shed and beat the hell out of you for being so moronic.
What do you think your doing browsing forums and posting comments on the internet…..wasting time.
Tinkering isn’t a chore Alan, its something people enjoy doing, because maybe they have inquisitive minds and want to learn about stuff, unlike you! n00b


Andrey February 4, 2008 at 8:32 pm

I’ve got a problem when I load in verbose mode It won’t load in Graphics Interface, its liike I was in the terminal. so I try to patch it anyway by typing:(I’ll put the errors hust the way they were displayed 2 me)
cd .. (No errors displayed)
cd .. (same as above)
cd Volumes (same as above)
cd Patcher
No such file or directory.

I cant figer out why!
is formated as Fat32 with the right name. (formmated in my sis Windows)

Im writing from my hackintosh Tiger.


Bicows_BR February 9, 2008 at 7:10 am

I have a Intel AC’97 Sound Card, but not working….
I need help!!!

Linux drivers work???


Alex February 11, 2008 at 3:11 am

Can anyone tell me if there are any updates or more current sites for this (i cant replace the files on my computer if they are destroyed)


Eduardo February 13, 2008 at 4:40 am

Venezuelan_pimp could you help me to install leopard on my sz230p/b.
mi correo es: trawde@gmail.com
Thanks {Gracias}.


Kevin February 18, 2008 at 3:19 am

is this the fully functional make, can i put pro tools on this? O yeah, if you have an intel processor (no core) would it still work?


pom February 20, 2008 at 1:55 pm


I���ve got a problem when I load in verbose mode It won���t load in Graphics Interface, its liike I was in the terminal. so I try to patch it anyway by typing:(I���ll put the errors hust the way they were displayed 2 me)
cd .. (No errors displayed)
cd .. (same as above)
cd Volumes (same as above)
cd Patcher
No such file or directory.

I cant figer out why!
is formated as Fat32 with the right name. (formmated in my sis Windows)

Im writing from my hackintosh Tiger.
Before I have error like you ,Now I can fix it.Leopard detect thumb drive
label with All Upper of name
hope this help you


pom February 20, 2008 at 1:57 pm



pom February 20, 2008 at 1:59 pm

Now I update to Leopard 10.5.2 from apple site ,It cannot boot ? wHY?


Make February 21, 2008 at 10:17 pm


I have Acer 6292….. how i can get leopard to install that machine ?

When i boot from dvd… there is only apple logo, but nothing happening :(

And yes… i have MacBook Pro too but i like to test how it works on normal pc hardware.

I think Acer 6292 should be quit close to macbook hardware:
- Intel core2duo T7300
- 2 G DDR2
- 160G HD
- Intel X3100 vga

So i think that intallation should be possible?


Owner of OSX86 FORUM February 22, 2008 at 10:14 am

Hey, you dont say , it is from what Forum?
if you know please type in you fucking google


Make February 22, 2008 at 7:43 pm


Thanks…. or not.

I really thought that i can ask questions in here, but i was wrong.

Sorry about ruining your day.

And yes i have tried to use google to find my answer but not luck yet.

Is there anyone else who can help me with out swearing, if no do not answer and you can just ignore my guestions.


LOL February 23, 2008 at 8:46 pm

The comments are just too funny……seriously grow up and stop acting like a bunch of idiots who keep going on about how macs are better / windows is better.

Both mac/windows are good for certain things, and both have their advantages/disadvantages.

So stop acting like a bunch of tards and going on about how people who use windows are idiots.


ashu February 24, 2008 at 1:24 am

what do u mean by MBR or GUID
how do we select MBR


Rishabh February 24, 2008 at 2:24 am

The installation starts, then it says select a destination to install leopard. And the dialog box beneath it is empty, how the hell can i select a destination? And the installation stops there itself, I cant do anything but keep watching the screen. I dont think there is any problem with the partitions or my HD, as xp is running perfectly. Please help me out, tell me what may be going wrong.


fuoco February 24, 2008 at 6:17 am

It’s my first time to install leopard
when the DVD boot, 1st time i let the leopard boot normaly, after 2 min I have only the apple logo,
in the 2nd time i chose the advanced boot, taping -v -x , i see many lines at screen, after 2 or 3 min, i have msg like ” no such directory ”

I have Compaq presario F735
AMD sempron 3600+
phoenix bios
HDD 100 Gb


Joeyslaptop February 26, 2008 at 2:47 am

First off, thanks for the additional instructions to finding the post patch on the jump drive!

I get an error when doing the PostPatch. At
[code]echo Adding patched kernel extensions...
cd $PATCH/ext
cp -R * $LEO/System/Library/Extensions
chmod -R 755 $LEO/System/Library/Extensions/* && chown -R root:wheel $LEO/System/Library/Extensions/*
echo Success !![/code]

I get errors for all the files that say
[filename]: could not copy extended attributes to [theOtherFileName]: Operation not permitted.


pom February 26, 2008 at 4:35 am


The installation starts, then it says select a destination to install leopard. And the dialog box beneath it is empty, how the hell can i select a destination? And the installation stops there itself, I cant do anything but keep watching the screen. I dont think there is any problem with the partitions or my HD, as xp is running perfectly. Please help me out, tell me what may be going wrong.
Use Disk Utility in windows menu to mount your HDD.


HimAnisH February 27, 2008 at 12:29 am

i am currently usin windows vista ultimate.
mine system configuration is

Processor Intel�� Pentium�� D CPU 2.80GHz, 2800 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 2 Logical Processor(s)

System Type X86-based PC

Total Physical Memory 2 GB

ATI Radeon Express 200 series graphics

HDD 80 gb


if some hardware upgrades are required for running Leopard on my system plz plz let me know…



Dominance February 28, 2008 at 10:29 pm

1st. Great to hear that thair are a large effort going into creating a cross platform OSX i use a powerbook G4 on a PC monitor + a PC and i would like to be able have my mac work on 1 single platform lets say a PC so i dont have to drag a laptop with me all the time ( it sux)

2nd Apple is a Technology Corperation that means it makes the software that matches hardware and makes the hardware that matches the software

3rd what does it matter windows is better in some things and OSX is better in other tings and Linux is better in the rest of things thair is a stupid debate about what OS is better then the other, You can play your games cant you ? you can do your graphicle designs cant you ? you can programme your work cant you ?
doest it matter? NO poeple get thair work done on either of the 3
windows is for games
mac is for designing
Linux is for programming
i do all three and i see non the better
thay are all great in what thay do
just be happy for that

4th for everybody saying crap about the poeple (hackers and programmers) who do thair best to bring poeple things like this, shame on you for talking about them i do not see you doing that, it takes great skill and nolidge to understand and program something like this and i hope you break your clicking finger or something like that shame shame shame!

Good job on the patch guy’s/gal’s
keep up the hard work

Cheers for the patch, Dominance


Karthik Kastury March 6, 2008 at 6:49 am

The Dual Boot Guide is now live at Hack Attack : Dual Boot Leopard and Windows Vista.

Please drop in your views on the guide.


Puerto-Rico March 10, 2008 at 6:21 pm

I got my self a macbook. and i use Office/Messenger and other applications from microsoft but if there was another way iam sure that i had used that. but there isen��t

Because of microsoft��s monpol you need these applications..

the worst thing is the “live messenger for mac” its really a piece of crap software, but even amsn and other applications can��t do the job,,

Microsoft shuts apple out with making a “degraded version of it..

No suport for webcam and voice/ blink/nudge / sharing folder. and much more..


yies March 12, 2008 at 7:39 am

can mac os x work in tablet pc laptop like hp tx1000… im try to install ubuntu but cant work properly… any user can help me… pls tech step by step how to install…. tq


Drey March 12, 2008 at 6:42 pm


I am new to the Mac thing and I’ve heard they’re good in video editing, audio editing and picture editing. The problem I have now is what machine should I get? I am leaning towards the desktop PC for practicality while Mac’s is a must-have for my productivity. This site is Heaven-sent! And I hope I could combine both but I need to ask some questions.

I need to ask what are the minimum specs for running Mac Leopard OS into an ordinary desktop PC.

What are the advantages and disadvantages to expect if I do want to try.



Bengt March 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm

dears all,

i couldn’t read all comments for now. but doing analyzis of markting strategies and at the same time conect them to the wishes of should or could be possible wents to be a hard work to deal with. for now i would like to say there should be no relgious wars between the systems, those we allready haw in the real world, which doesen’t even make the world easier and at the end of the road a computer is a tool to make life easier, isn’t it.

but for now enough of that stuff.

i’m using a macmini and made bootcamp and was for a littel while frustrated about the nonsupport of the different file-systems. i found some solutions (macfuse with ntfs-3g and for the other way round macdrive [hfs-explorer from the swedish man doesn't realy solve the problem]).

so this is a dualmachine now.

okay but now i have a msi-laptop vr 601 023 ne. i bought i to solve problems about some very specific software to use to handle pictures. but i had problems to build a networkconectic and still have becaus this systemdaminstration is not realy my deal. therefore windows vista isn’t easy to deal with. a bit more userfriendly enviorment would do wonders for ms.

so, now i want to install some of my old mac os x onto this machine because now i have two leagaly versions 10.4 and 10.5. I want to use the older one on the windowslaptop. but for now i run into the filesystem problem again.

so if there is anyone out there to direct me through the installation. maybe i could create my own patched disk from original mac volumes.

my 10.4 disk isn’t even recognized by the disk drive on the windowsmachine and the 10.5 finds only the bootcamp installation drivers.

can anybody tell me how to create an installtion-disk with toast.

thanks to all anarchist and individualist.

fuck for corporated identity and design.

being a charachter needs more than this. it needs personality!


bill bob March 17, 2008 at 12:07 am

Can’t you just install this and xp and decide which one to boot with ur pc. Isint there a software called Arconis OS selector???


Bengt March 18, 2008 at 9:51 pm

dear bill bob,

i’m not sure about this software you named.

one thing is the different filesystems ms and apple uses: ntfs and hfs+.

second thing is that there in my laptop only is one hd. so it has to be configurated as one of ntfs and one of hfs+.

so if that could work it out. which isn’t describe on the site of acronis, if it is an native machinebuilder or an emulator.

if it isn’t an emulator. i’ll try it. but this one is commercial and cost in front of the price of an apple os almost half the ammount it.

but still on their site apple os isn’t describe as supported.

do you know more.


guru March 20, 2008 at 6:06 pm

this good!


saif March 21, 2008 at 7:18 am

i have a problem may some one help pls i had downloaded the leo dvd i& burned it yet & i had the pen drive with the zip file
i tryed to setup leo it took along time & i get a message of an error cause of :the setup programe do not find “epson printer drivers”
there is no epson printer connected to the pc .

i tryed again & again

still the same message

any one had this problem ??


moh.sakhaii March 23, 2008 at 4:07 am

for mac fanboys go this link
and see for yourself that indeed your deserted OS is steel more vulnerable than vista.funny isn’t it? with so little community and so little hardware support and still so many holes.
now it should be obvious why some rational and educated person isn’t going to use that piece a … .


Joel March 24, 2008 at 9:12 am


Firstly, that image key says it all – it shows problems that have been disclosed and then fixed, and problems that have been disclosed and not fixed, it entirely misses the ones that Microsoft have chosen to deny the existence of!

Secondly, i have had FAR more problems on my PC than my Mac, i use both, and i have never had leopard crash since it came out, and when i installed vista (on a PC with FAR above minimum specs) daily crashes were routine. In the end it annoyed me so much that i reinstalled XP.

Thirdly, if you are a PC fanboy you will save yourself a LOT of time and effort by not commenting on and reading mac sites. If you truly want to see why OSX is so awesome then try it yourself!

P.S. also that graph shows the stats for 10.4 (Tiger) which has been out since April 2005 (almost 3 years as opposed to vista’s 1 and a half, which is far more time to find and fix problems.) 10.5 (Leopard) is by far Apples most stable operating system yet.


Ciberboy-x March 24, 2008 at 4:54 pm

I see all MAC maniacs defending Mac but … Mac is just a pc … modded inside and with a software and SO unix based like linux .. lets make a test
the MAC maniacs chose the Mac version , and I make a pc with the parts i Chose at same money value … both with SO unix based Mac Os X / linux some distro and we test the both and the Mac users will see the diference and a real power of Pcs .. the problem here is Steve Jobs make Ferraris and Pc assembler make serial cars . the mac sell one unit the PC assembler sell one million its numeric question . sometimes the serial cars are good …

Im running Ubuntu with QX9650 in one Mb Asus Striker with 4gb of CORSAIR PC2-8888 XMS2 DOMINATOR and 4 x WESTERN DIGITAL RAPTOR-X 150 Gb 10000 RPM Raid 0 (Hardware raid ).. and grafics are in charge of 2x NVIDIA Quadro FX 5600G PCIE SLI …… Mac for wath ?


Taz March 27, 2008 at 2:39 pm

first where is the files for USB Flash ���Patcher��� and how big USB has to be SPACE?

Would this work on:

2.8 Ghz Pentium(R) 4
512 Ram
120 GB
32 bits


Daniel March 28, 2008 at 1:34 am

omG this is great!!! I have a question if i do that would all the runners will work??? Like my webcam, WIFI…etc.

I have a gateway FX EDITION
Thank yoU!


Shroom March 29, 2008 at 3:38 am

I successfully installed Leopard 10.5.2 on my AMD Machine (Osx86), and it works flawlessly. Thanks to zephyroth and eddie11c for Leo4all.


Amazing Resources for Osx86 (especially for AMD!)


Nirupam March 29, 2008 at 12:57 pm

What is the procedure of installation and how can i get this patch file?


Danno April 2, 2008 at 6:29 am

Wow, not to many people actual do there homework do they? MAC is not as well off as some may think. Didn’t Bill just give Apple a couple billion dollars so they would not go under? Also, the reason MAC is not doing so good is because of the fact that they did not release the rights for other companies to make hardware for MAC’s. That alone almost killed MAC’s. Think back people or is it before most of you people were born? MAC’s are great machines but like anyuthing. There are pro’s and con’s. Back in the day, MAC’s were better computers depending what industry you were in(graphic artists loved MAC’s) but now the PC has surpassed the performence of MAC’s. It won’t be long before Bill Gates has to give Apple more money to keep them afloat unless Apple smartens up. Like releasing their OS to run on PC’s and not just MAC’s. Maybe?


Danno April 2, 2008 at 6:35 am

BTW, I hate Windows and Bill Gates as he imo releases his software WAY to soon. They need to test there software for ALLOT longer before they server it to the public at ridiculas prices. Also, Vista is the biggest flop around, not to mention Bill things we are all stupid as you can not do anything in Vista without a dozen confermation boxes and even then it stops you. So much for having the right to do what you want with the software you pay money for. Funny, they say you do not own the software you buy but when it screws up and costs you money, it’s yours then. If Apple would drop its prices on their computers, maybe people would buy them. Besides, how does ANY company justify the outragous prices they charge for crappy software? Oh ya, we stupid people buy it and do what we are told to do, when to do it and how to do it too! What a world we live in.


Joe April 8, 2008 at 6:56 am

I’m considering purchasing a Dell XPS laptop in the near future and I would really like to have Leopard on it. The only thing I would like to know is if when you install this onto your PC, is there any possible way to get back to Vista? Like, in case I need to switch for some reason or the install goes shitty or whatever?


Sonu April 9, 2008 at 9:15 am

Hi people���please help���when I boot MacOSX86, computer load all..and this load run about 3-4 minutes and thenapple logo comes on the screen & keyboerd dos’nt works. I do this many times over and I don���t boot Install DVD. Please help somebody. Thank you and sorry for my English.


shaft April 10, 2008 at 4:00 am

ok everyone. lets stop with the insults back and forth about who’s got the bigger c*ck. this forum was initially created for those people who want to try something new. What the hell is wrong with trying out leopard before you buy it? Who care’s if its not on freaking MAC hardware. Keep this forum for people who are willing to try things. Don’t make this a Microsoft or Bill Gates issue. Don’t make this a piracy issue. If your shit gets pirated or leaked, its your freaking fault. Not everyone has enough money for a MAC. People… its not cheap! So.. getting back to the point. The person above us had a question. Unless you have the answer to that question or anyone elses, save your comments for another forum. Makes it harder to dig for information you are seeking


You know me April 13, 2008 at 11:13 pm

Hi this is a reply for the ignorant who said that MAC has a “unique OS” or that “they are good” but never explain why.
So let me tell you this, first of all MAC OS is just a Unix with a very nice graphic interface, why don’t you ask your Mac boys to open the source code of theirs interface? Why don’t you wonder yourself why isn’t the interface GNU as Gnome, KDE and the other ones.
And about the “just being good” thing let me tell you this. THE HARDWARE IS THE SAME, Samsung screen, Asus Mother Board or how they call it “logic board” and the rest of the components, you name it, the only difference is that they have a crappy chip in the board telling is a mac, so Leopard and the rest of the crap could work.
I like Macs, don’t get it twisted, I’m just not blinded by Steve Job’s magic tricks, something like …. wooooops there you go, a DVD burner for only 9999 U$D


macdude April 14, 2008 at 10:14 pm

woohoo~ osx on a pc~~! whoopy frickin doo~~!
if you want osx, fork the extra cash for a mac. itll save you in the long run because apple doesnt charge 4billion dollars for software. not to mention that macs have shit tons of freeware. which means you can do everything for free. instead of buying umpty hundred dollar software that wont work after you install the newest version of msn


bandito April 16, 2008 at 5:36 pm

i have installed Leopard walyway on my
sony vaio – vgn-fe11m intel centrino core duo T2300 – 2gb di ram – 100 gb HD – wlan 802.11a/b/g – super multi double layer DVD + /- / ram – webcam fotocamera integrata – bluetooth – monitor 15,4″ LCD X-black – licenza XP Professional media center edition

but i have any problem with:
eternet, wi-fi, flash memory: don’t word
monitor: the max resolution is 256 color
can you help me? tanks


Mohammed April 17, 2008 at 11:27 pm

hey plesse tell me from where i get the zip file


sami April 18, 2008 at 4:58 pm

Do this work eith amd athlon?


Alex April 21, 2008 at 11:57 pm

Hey, thanks for the great tutorial, does this actually work? Have you tried it? Please email me back.


THE ONE YOU BOW TO April 22, 2008 at 2:16 am

LEARN A LITTLE PEOPLE. so many variations of leopard and tiger osx today.
here is something for you that has the whole osx x86 world right at your fingertips. after they are the creator’s keeper on all programmers that made the extra solar planterium use of osx x86.
http://osxproject.org you choose your pill at top. isanelymac is a forum for all and everything osx x86 and osx86project is the wiki to all things hardware and how to’s. be off with you to find your way there and learn about a whole new world of fun and exciting times.


THE ONE YOU BOW TO April 22, 2008 at 2:17 am




Blogitforu April 22, 2008 at 9:39 pm

This is a handy dandy work thorugh that you guys have put up online. I was just think where is the 2 giant computer company headed. Its seems like they are going to merge down the future.


beastlord April 24, 2008 at 9:05 pm

the funny thing is that de “elite users” of mac say in their post,..”if you want Leopard , save and buy a mac”.

ok,ok guys….so, why Apple developes bootcamp??? and why mac users use winxp or vista whith bootcamp???

if you want to use windows buy a pc, holyshit……

It��s stupid. But you kwon…it��s your blessed company (Apple) who is more interest in run windows in their machines…….so why you come with this question?? ask apple, maybe they can respond to you…


Tarry April 24, 2008 at 11:44 pm

Really, don’t waste your time!! I am a Windows Admin (and I depsise Vista for the record), and I use PCLinuxOS and DreamLinux, OpenSuse. these operate better in many cases than both M$ & Leapard. The best thing is they are FREE. If the pc world really want to make changes support all the free OS and software producers. Keep it FREEEEE, even with almost all known virus’, malware, spyware.


Sohbet April 28, 2008 at 12:41 am

Cool , but now it���s more easy to do , I remember how dificult was trying in the past install MacOS on an X86 BOX with only few soported hardware .


Brian May 2, 2008 at 12:03 pm

What about all the driver compatibilities???


Phuq Hew May 4, 2008 at 11:40 pm

You fucking prick. I almost shot off my balls in my quest to find the mysterios “Holy Zip-file” I’m so mad I could chew off my big toe and stuff it up my ass and still be upset because I can’t find the shitprickled zip file..AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH


Vinoth Kannah M P May 7, 2008 at 7:49 pm

can any body tell me
how to hack other pc using internet?
If any body know please give a detailed explanation to my e-Mail ID vinothkannahmpvk666@gmail.com


soul May 10, 2008 at 9:05 am

where do I find the patcher?


toni May 10, 2008 at 10:34 am

so where is the fucking link to this patch?


ryan May 12, 2008 at 8:15 am

i really want to do this, but still have to have windows OS to run autocad sometimes. can i partition my hard drive and install Vista on one partition and mac on the other???


arun May 12, 2008 at 11:23 pm

i hav leopard 10.5 dvd.but i want to install on my desktop with this cofiguration pentium 4 processor 3.0 ghz,intel 915 motherboard,1 gb ram,160 gb hard disk.is it possible or not.help me please.


Sotirios Papakonstantinou May 15, 2008 at 2:19 am

Hello! This is great! I know many friends that they mostly work with Macs but they wouldn’t like to invest on an expensive Mac for home. They would welcome the opportunity to run Mac OS in their typical PC. And speaking of a “typical PC”, is there any hack or patch for all of us that don’t have a new PC? Not everybody has Core 2 Duo in their PC, most of us have a humble Pentium 4 3.0GHz HT that of course doesn’t support SSE3 instructions. Any workaround? I tried to cheat and install it, but it responds with an “incompatible CPU” message and system halted :(

Thank you anyway, keep up the good work!


Patrick May 16, 2008 at 7:25 am

People are stupid.. bill gates gets his way not having mac os’ on the ibm based machines. you could say Mac’s not “allowed” to create their operating systems for pc’s. why you ask? think about it.. all the people on this are trying to get mac osx leopard on their ibm based pc that is meant to have windows as it’s main os, or even linux.. but if mac was release osx for pc’s how much money do you think microsoft would lose to people switching to macs’ os. the loss in money by microsoft from people not buying their os would be devistating.. mac is being extremly smart with the way their dealing with everything.. they’re slowly releasing applications for ms windows like safari or itunes, both of which give people a taste of what osx really is.. i know i use safari as my main web browser and itunes for all of my music.. there for if i was to switch to their native os i would enjoy them that much more.


you know me May 16, 2008 at 8:52 am

Listen “Patrick” I only post here when people write nonsense things to to call the stupid ass comments about something they have no clue about.
1) MAC doesn’t run on PC’s not because Gates doesn’t want to, is because of a chip that MAC hardware has that identifies if is the proper hardware.
2) Steve Jobs big buck is in selling the hardware at a premium price, that’s why you have to pay big money for a shitty ass MAC mini, haven’t you wondered why re they so expensive?
3) the BIOS system is different, I don’t remember very well how they call it, the thing is that PC use BIOS they have RFI, thats why some people created the EFI emulator that emulates MACs starting process on PC hardware and with it you can get away with installing it.
All that made by APPLE of course, the NOT LETTING the system run on PC

Because you could get a better computer per dollar ratio if u get a PC and then put theirs shinny unix on it, moron.
Dont you know that MAC is just a UNIX distribution with a proprietary visual interface?

read some, do some homework, talk to your folks and then think twice before posting something stupid.

for all the Mac Lovers or people who may want to try it please look in torrents for the “KALYWAY” DVD is the one I use and works great with a couple tweaks.



Jesse May 16, 2008 at 6:30 pm


You’re Pro-Capitalism aren’tcha?

These companies make extreme sums of money off of the hardware and the people who do choose to buy their software. The people who pirate hardly make a dent in their wallet. The companies just bitch about it because they can.


Loren Paz May 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Wow thanks for the guide. Never knew you could actually install Leopard on a PC.


Party Boy May 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Hi @ all,
i.m from GER so if i write somthing wrong i hope u can apologys
i love the disgn of mac so im still trying to instal leopard on my pc but i have a promlem after the darwin installer is rady sceens a appel logo on my display and than its stucks… how long can it��s take or what do i wrong.
i hope sombody knows to help


GuZzY June 1, 2008 at 4:15 am

What’s the point installing mac on PC when Linux is far better and is opensource too


Dimitris June 3, 2008 at 12:31 pm

All of us have an oppurtunity to have a rock stable OS without the problems of XP/Vista.
Which problems do I mean??
All virus, spy and all of these bullshit that are made to run on a windows system.
If it is possible to run Mac OX-10 on my laptop, I shall do it and I shall never return back


Ligdo June 6, 2008 at 6:22 am

Im so Agree with Dimitri, its so uncomfortable to have to turn on your computer and to know each time that your going to feed your own farm…(virus). Im from Panama and here Bill gates has us on fetal position( you know….) all the computer here are Pcs and you can easly find a virus for every memory stick in an university. Dimitri said something very real, if you dont want to have problem about spies, wirus, pishing ads… anyway, obviously your going to find the best way to no have that in your computer. You will be able to think in mac or linux, like a next plataform, and to not return to windows. I would like to not be worried about virus anymore. And windows is not giving me that. And Im sarting to think how I can get mac for my Pc.


You Know Me June 6, 2008 at 9:31 am

Come on, what about a little bit of analysis?
We all know how good Macs are handling the virus thread, same with Linux, there are almost 0 viruses written for those plattaforms. But what would happen if people switch from Windows to Mac or Linux massively? All kind of Spywares, Malwares, Viruses and who know what else would start populating those 2 plattaforms.
Yes, Windows is not perfect, but NEITHER are Macs or Linux boxes, it is all about statistics, it is more reliable to attack the system that the 90% of computers use than put your efforts into attack a minority.
Money transactions, gambling all sort of things go on Windows machines, with Macs pretty much all they do is the same but from a global point of view in a way minor scale.
Is all about success in these people minds and the bigger catch is in the more used system around town.
The more popular something become the more attractive it will become to code writers who would do anything to take advantage of the smallest flaw.
Just wait and see.
In my case I use Leopard because of how ���cool��� looks, because in the graphic design world Macs are the number one solution, but is all about style, at the end they all do the same, 01010101011101010101


jokapik June 9, 2008 at 6:40 am

hi ppl

i tried to install leopard on my laptop. i’ve 2 partitions on it. one with Vista and the other is free to install Leopard. (both are NTFS)
after i boot with the dvd, the instalation starts, i choose the language to install, and in that part to choose where to install, it shows the 2 partitions but with an exclamation (!) saying that i can’t install leopard in my PC. does anyone knows why?

sorry about my english.



nick June 10, 2008 at 4:40 pm

i havent tried it bu i guess it works. but it works without support for hardware and point is that you can do something with it other than admire nice GUI.
suppose you have to use hardware configuration similar to macs intel configuration to get it work ok with leopard


Matt June 11, 2008 at 8:57 am




Guilherme June 15, 2008 at 7:36 pm

Someone knows how to install on Compaq V6210?



MyKewl June 16, 2008 at 5:32 am

Hummm, curious to know if Apple actually gains more sales by having their OS run on PC’s. Someone gets curious, installs a patched version, likes it, then buys an Apple.
The only reason I semi switch and now advocate (semi because I still use windows for engineering programs) the use of Macs was because I got an incredible deal on a G4 Imac. I bought the unit brand new for $450.00, kept it for two years and had absolutely no problem with it. I again had the opportunity to buy a Macbook with an intel duo upper edition for $1050.00, sold my Ibook for $750 (still amazed how it held it’s value), and was able to get the Mac that could run XP for my special programs. I haven’t look back since. My switch was all possible due to an inexpensive introduction. The Mac proved itself to me and perhaps others running it on a PC will see that too.


jiraiya June 23, 2008 at 8:46 pm


After i burn the image into a dvd, reboot using the dvd.
It says “cannot find config file /library/preferences/systemconfiguration/com.apple.boot.plist”
:( is there anybody know what to do?


helmut June 24, 2008 at 9:44 pm

very interesting
do I need a formated harddisk?
How I have to format the hd?
what display driver I need for OS?


kbol June 30, 2008 at 11:00 pm

has anyone actually done this and if u have do u reccomend it?


chamorga July 1, 2008 at 1:29 am

A mac hasn’t been a Mac since they replaced the OS with Unix.
A REAL MAC has no command line!!


awais July 2, 2008 at 12:10 pm

hi friends, really anyone try to install or success it please send me a email (awaisz@hotmail.com). thanks


No Problems With My Vista July 5, 2008 at 6:18 am

“Most home users who actually install their own OS pirate it these days.

The majority of legitimate Windows installs out there were done by an OEM”

I take offense to this. All my machines are legit.


No Problems With My Vista July 5, 2008 at 6:22 am

My next computer will be a Mac….if it will run my games and if it will support the best NVidia cards on the market.

Getting tired of MS bloatware.


No Problems With My Vista July 5, 2008 at 6:50 am



Define junk.. My machines only mess up if I buy cheap hardware. I don’t buy cheap hardware..so….no problems.

The Power Macs have impressive hardware. Leopard looks really good too..I watched the video on Apple’s website. Good job Apple.


UBUNTU FAN July 6, 2008 at 11:16 am

hey guys i agree that mac will never released a PC based mac OS and windows is a piece of crap……. thats right i said it WINDOWS SUCKS ANUS!!!!!!. but try linux ubuntu! im not saying ditch mac because mac is linux pretty much… it is using a unix core which is the same. FUCK WINDOWS AND DUAL BOOT LINUX UBUNTU AND MAC LEOPARD FOR THE TRULY ULTIMATE COMPUTER! SCREW BILL GATES!!!!!!!!


URBY July 7, 2008 at 12:41 am

ive used all three for manys a yr this is how i see it btw this is undeniable

MAC > good software, stable, at games.

Windows> insecure (just get a decent firewall if you dont have one ur an idiot, ive never had XP hacked in the last 8 yrs nor vista), games Ah yes games beautiful games strongest point, plus the shear amount of appications availible.
if it looks bad use a theme ffs. Vista more stable but has loads of fucking annoying shit that u have to remove.
customization simply put better than MAC as far as hardware is concerned u build it all your self brilliant! mac for simpletons :)

Linux> probably the most securest but lets be honest all its applications are Punny in Camparision to the same apps in wheater field for the PC and mac + gamming is a joke on linux.

linux is however decent as a server


diras2010 July 7, 2008 at 7:53 am

well my homies, i’ve tested the mac osx ToH Leo version (sadly it’s an RC2 version, i’m waitin’ for an ‘complete’ release), it’s just a simple dvd wihtout any other configuration, i put the mac runnin’ into an acer travelmate 2420 (1.6GHZ Intel Celeron processor, 1Gb RAM DDR2, 128Mb video Intel 965GM Xpress Graphics,40GB mini IDE HDD Atheros wi-fi, cd-rw/dvd-r) it works nice and fast, the initial format of the HDD must be fat32, the os doesn’t recognize wi-fi, modem, and video, but it could be configured, it’s just sekk in the web for support forums

whatsoever, i preffer the osx ‘cuz it cannot be infected by viruses, and the stability is a base of the software


Matt July 7, 2008 at 10:45 am



Define junk.. My machines only mess up if I buy cheap hardware. I don���t buy cheap hardware..so���.no problems.

The Power Macs have impressive hardware. Leopard looks really good too..I watched the video on Apple���s website. Good job Apple.”

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Microsoft Windows is a series of software operating systems produced by Microsoft. Microsoft first introduced an operating environment named Windows in November 1985 as an add-on to MS-DOS in response to the growing interest in graphical user interfaces (GUIs).[1] Microsoft Windows came to dominate the world’s personal computer market, overtaking Mac OS, which had been introduced previously. At the 2004 IDC Directions conference, it was stated that Windows sadly had approximately 90% of the client operating system market. The most recent client version of Windows is Windows Vista and has Microsoft already trying to develop a new operating system because it is such a horrible failure.


Mark Hurzag July 17, 2008 at 2:41 am

Apple could make a deal with one, two or six different motherboard vendors to support one motherboard from each company. They could support a tightly limited list of chipsets.

The OS X installed base would triple in a year if they made such an arrangement .

But Apple does not care. They make most of their money selling gadgets, not computers. And sales of genuine Apple computers would drop like a stone.


tom July 23, 2008 at 6:39 am

nice, too bad I need OSX to develop iPHone apps :(


Katie July 24, 2008 at 9:11 pm

Heyyah, I don’t even know if this thread is even still open, but I run Vista and I tried and nearly completed the iVista project. Theres a few YouTube video’s I followed xD
My dad would kinda kill me if I mucked up the Pc, so, is this safe? I would really like a mac, never mind leopard, but I’ll take anything that’s going ^^
Thanks, Katie.


Kiranas August 2, 2008 at 9:08 am


Not bad, I think I’ll try this out once I’ve saved up for a laptop (Currently using a shared computer). I’m guessing I’d want an intel processor on it, right?

Let’s see…. install XP, create a blank partition, install OS X on said partition. Then follow up by installing Opensuse. Seems do-able.

Also, I don’t see what all the hype is about. All these guys did was played with the OS a bit and shared it with the rest of the world. They just did what all the developers for Linux do every day. I congratulate them, and hope they continue onto the next new Mac OS…


Neolupsglugs August 3, 2008 at 3:38 am

Thanks !


Maister August 7, 2008 at 12:23 am

Fancy hack. Although I think Apple kinda assumed this would happen as they made the kernel run on Intel x86. If the hacks and drivers become so good that they can replace Windows on many enough PCs, more people will buy a Mac for their next PC, which is good for Apple obviously.

Although, for me, the only reason to use a mac is for advanced working with multimedia. It falls short to the gaming (Windows) and general computer use (Linux), (I prefer linux). It’s overpriced.

You can get this much Mac for 16000NOK (about 3000$)

3GHz C2D
8800GS 512MB
2GB ram
500GB HDD.

If you buy these parts yourself and build yourself/get some to build it for you, this can be had for under 8000NOK (1500$). So either, you’re paying shitloads for the OS, or shitloads for the design/brand, which is stupid.


3lemental August 7, 2008 at 12:23 pm


Yes, you are paying for design – but you try to fit that much computer into a package the size of an imac!! also it includes a screen (and apple are well known as having some of the best screens) and all the parts are very good quality and chosen to work well with each other and the Macintosh OS. Plus the aftermarket support from Apple is some of the best in the world, and also they aren’t able to sell as many of the computers as some competitors so they have to price them higher – it’s the law of supply and demand. Apple has chosen to target the higher market, and they do very well at what they do.

Not that i don’t find the prices high, but there is a reason.


hjbjb August 11, 2008 at 8:26 am

where do i get the patched image


Abu Hena Timu August 12, 2008 at 12:34 pm

I instilled 10.5.1 and updated to 10.5.2 on Asus P5cg mobo & Intel D945gcnl mobo. Sound, VGA and LAN work fine. I worked with final cut studio 2 (FCP 6, Motion), Photoshop CS2 and Illustrator CS3. I think My Hackintosh is 1.5 times faster than Macintosh G5 in same Memory (2GB) and Processor speed (1.6 GHz).


peter August 14, 2008 at 1:01 am

After installation, Does anyone has any problem in use max os on pc?


Josh August 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm

I have installed and everything works. But is there any way of installing updates, and not the small ones like iTUNES and stuff, but there’s a download for 10.5.4. I’d really like it considering it fixes some bugs and stuff. So is there any way of getting without messing everything up?


Abu Hena Timu August 21, 2008 at 2:02 pm

max os … Did you mean Mac OS?
No Problem I found. Sum bugs available, these are also I got in Apple Macintosh computers. I am trying to upgrade to 10.5.4 and think, than everything will be nice.


fiction August 22, 2008 at 8:15 pm

Step 1: Buy a mac.
Step 2: enjoy.

That’s WAAAAAAAAY easier.


stefano August 27, 2008 at 11:46 am


your leopard on pc installation method is perfect, but let me now

the original mac OSX Leopard DVD is not necessary??

can you give me info for this by e mail?

thank you


TRRR August 29, 2008 at 4:28 am

Thats NICE!
But ill stick with UBUNTU!


wayneski August 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm

Step 3. Patching Leopard

Now that you have got Leopard installed, you need to patch it. Before we do that Boot into the Leopard DVD like the way you did before.
Wait for the Darwin Bootloader to load. Once it loads up press F8. You should now see a prompt. Type -s and hit enter. The DVD will now load in Verbose mode. Watch for any errors. It should load without a problem because you have already installed Leopard.
Once the setup is loaded select your Language. Once done you should now be seeing the Welcome Screen. Once there navigate to Utilities-Terminal.
Once the terminal loads up, you now need to browse to your USB Drive, so follow the steps below, typing it exactly as it appears below in the Terminal.

In the command line type the following as they appear here

cd ..
cd ..
cd Volumes
cd Patcher
cd files

i cannot get past the -s it dose not to the terminal sreen and it say when go in a diferent way it will let type
cd ..
cd ..
cd volumes
then thats it it say directory not found when i type
cd patcher an cd files directory not found
an last ./9a581postpatch.sh
directory not found


elrojas August 31, 2008 at 10:38 pm

hola yo he probado el aitkos v4 es mucho mas estable y con mayor compatibilidad, el unico inconveniente fue como siempre la aucencia de conectividad wifi pero sonido, vidio y ethernet funcionaban, la instalacion es algo sencillo eso si requiere de paciencia mucha paciencia.

http://mx.youtube.com/user/ellrojas (instalacion step by step)


Guilherme September 1, 2008 at 9:49 pm

Hi, i have an Intel Dual Core 1,6ghz PC��� will this work for me? or just the three-step-mode will work? or neither of them will work? >.<

Thank you


Candungo September 4, 2008 at 5:16 am

CPUs with SSE3

* AMD:
o Athlon 64 (since Venice Stepping E3 and San Diego Stepping E4)
o Athlon 64 X2
o Athlon 64 FX (since San Diego Stepping E4)
o Opteron (since Stepping E4)
o Sempron (since Palermo. Stepping E3)
o Phenom
o Turion 64
o Turion 64 X2
* Intel:
o Celeron D
o Celeron 420, 430 and 440
o Pentium 4 (since Prescott)
o Pentium D
o Pentium Dual-Core
o Pentium Extreme Edition (but NOT Pentium 4 Extreme Edition)
o Intel Core Duo
o Intel Core Solo
o Intel Core 2 Duo
o Intel Core 2 Extreme
o Intel Core 2 Quad
o Xeon (since Nocona)
o Atom
* VIA/Centaur:
o C7
o Nano
* Transmeta
o Efficeon TM88xx (NOT Model Numbers TM86xxx

I did a search on SSE3.


shaun September 6, 2008 at 1:42 am

my installation stops at this stage:

Kernel Stage:
Darwin Kernel version 9.1.0:sat nov17 02:56:34 sct 2007;
made by FOH:xnu-1228.0.2~1/build/obj/release_I386

please Karthik Kastury can you help me on this stage or any one having this problem who solved.


Greg September 8, 2008 at 10:25 am

I am trying to install iATKOS_4i on Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 but after typing -v and waiting through the scrolling text it stops with a message: “Still waiting for a root device” which is being repeated every 30 seconds or so. Could someone help, please?


irie September 10, 2008 at 4:23 am

where i can get the patch??


hanx September 11, 2008 at 1:51 pm

hey dis is cool… mac osx on pc…. yoo this will really screwy mac users


sudeep September 12, 2008 at 11:00 am

where could I get the mac OS??


A H Timu September 14, 2008 at 12:05 pm

Come to me and I will give you a copy free of cost.


scorleone September 15, 2008 at 11:47 pm

Well I have read most of these posts and it seems you all are debating about why and who is doing what or not doing.
Well from the way I see things is you all are blaming Apple for not doing its part for drivers and Software for there system..
You all for get the all important that Microsoft is a dominating force and when they cornered the market most software developers run to join the band wagon so they don’t get left out and loose out on revenue.
Its the old story of the big get bigger so they have a following.
Now Apple does not write all the drivers that hardware requires to run under there OS since other manufactures who are big enough and have the resources to have programmers to write drivers for the OS.
Now if you were to do the research and see exactly what was supported for hardware and buy each piece that was for Pc and would work with Mac then you would have a MAC in theroy.
Now we also have to understand that Mac is far more stable than windows by far but this is because of there strong back end which is why OSx the X standing for Unix makes it such a solid dependable base system. Now I am not a programmer nor an expert but I imagine that drivers that work under unix and linux like environments would work under OSX but there is alot to do to get to work I am not sure but I will be experimenting soon I hope :)
But now back to the real issues Windows is popular because of its software that it has lol thats cause the developers design it for the majority but as of late you see cross platform applications that run on both windows and mac and Linux/Unix systems also now you see more games being ported to mac now this is cause of a demand and the software developers of those games have the resources to meet this since they are big developers and make huge profit from the windows based users out there they can afford a few more programmers to port app and games to mac to maintain a status cwow with the big guns.. remember not so long ago we had OS2 from IBM well what happen its down to a small unknown select tight group of private developers now and banks like TD still use this os but there atms and stuff run on linux :) thats there backend.
Now if you want to see Mac on PC bug the hardware manufactures to make drivers and support Mac until we as a community Stand up and say NO more being told how to do things by certain beurocrats and other communist like people that make us do what they want by limiting our options.

If you had to choices to make money or stuggle what is your choice until we can convince and support others into staning up and saying we are not going to take it then Live with the choice you make.


Javier Hernandez September 22, 2008 at 7:54 pm

I succeed by installing the hacked Leopard in my Dell xps M1210. Just I have to try the installation three times before realizing I need to select some kernel. Then just downhill walking. Internet, sound, other partitions recognized. By the way I have Mandriva 2008.0′ and xubuntu also installed in the laptop.
I think that this is a good way to probe if I really want/need to buy a real mac. Thanks for this opportunity and great hack.



Kike September 22, 2008 at 10:09 pm

Hi there !
I need some help…
When DarwinX86 finishes loading the installer, and the “Apple” appears on screen, my computer reboot on its own as if nothing happened.
What could i do ?
Thanks !



VvsatanvV October 1, 2008 at 3:31 am



shriek October 7, 2008 at 11:20 pm

how much does Leopard cost?


Rash October 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm

It’s works! Fantastic :)


marko October 22, 2008 at 2:13 am

i have hp compaq 6715b 64 turion amd ——and i cant instal leopard i think that it cant recognize my hard disk is there a way to solve this problem?——————————-
I dont want to install on external hard drive


RootShell October 24, 2008 at 3:11 am

Good Article


abdu October 25, 2008 at 5:08 pm



Muttly October 27, 2008 at 2:07 pm


I’m considering buying a Mac, but then came across this cool site. I’ve been reading through the posts, but still haven’t found the answer to a question I have:

If I install Leopard on a shiny new PC, will I be able to run Boot Camp?

Thanks in advance for your help!



marko October 27, 2008 at 11:21 pm
abdu October 28, 2008 at 7:27 pm

thanx MARKO for the link. i hope its the latest one…


smk666 October 29, 2008 at 8:38 pm

How’s it working with centrino based laptops? (drivers etc) I have a HP Compaq nx7300 witch CoreDuo 1,86Ghz Yonah Core (32bit)


nonnv October 30, 2008 at 4:00 am

well. it kinda of works.. but since my laptop has a ATI graphics card there is no “usable” image on screen :(


http://www.ivoog.com November 2, 2008 at 8:57 am

I’m thinking about getting an imac if new ones come out in 2008. I also came across the new Dell XPS One 24 and it looks amazing. Much better than an imac and cheaper as well. Do you think it’s worth it to install OSX on this dell? What kind of problems could there be? Thanks.


V@Caz November 5, 2008 at 6:33 am

fucken stupid apple designers
why dont the cunts just mac mac operatable on pc
thyed make shitloads of casdh


Arjun Bajaj November 6, 2008 at 1:21 am

Can we Install Mac OS X Leopard on a pen drive?
What are the system Requirements for Mac on PC?


erik bjarum November 6, 2008 at 9:32 pm

its cool


marko November 7, 2008 at 1:45 am

v@caz because mac test hardver 100% and windows dont so dont be ignoramus and read before you judge…….. only one who is stupid is you because mac “make shitloads of casdh” on a good hardver and design


Just Me November 7, 2008 at 5:41 pm

Where is that f***ing zip file???????????
Throw a link or something!!!!


Koyote November 8, 2008 at 7:32 pm

I am reading and reading and know what:? I am nor PC fanatic neither Mac one. I’ve been getting into Macs for some long time and really wanted to buy one but then I started thinking… What I get is MacOS, true. It is nice. Nonetheless the hardware offered is not sth special. I like the design, it is slim but what bothered me was passive cooling system. New Macbooks Pro are better in this case but they do not offer decent mate screen. Eventually I decided to get Dell Precision M4400. Why? 4 USB ports, e-sata, pro video card, fast hard-drive. Ok it is not as slim as Mac and it does not have MacOS but I paid less money for a MOBILE WORKSTATION with LED mate screen and very powerful config. Unfortunately money counts. Moreover I came to conclusion that many things I need I can do with this bad Windows which if You don’t mess up with (all suspicious websites) and install stuff clever way it may work pretty fine. Thus if You cool down try to think over what You really need and a fanatism is not a good advisor. Yes, I like the quality. That is why I went for this Dell I mentioned and saved 1000$.


marko November 9, 2008 at 7:52 am

zip for what?


OsX Hacker (JIOPO) November 11, 2008 at 5:02 am

I will release this simple Mac Os X86 called JIOPO next week. We are hacking the leopard OSX for years (when osx just started). We are not the crappy versions which released theirs just the day after the release. We spend over 100000 hours and finally we got this easy to use version. Unlike others, this one does not need codes or other damn shit. You only insert the DVD and then it will install by itself. Just like installing WIndows XP but more simple. We did not modify anything on the Mac Os Leopard DVD released by Apples.

please email me for more information

Thx, highly experienced hackers (JIOPO), CHINA SHANGHAI


Alexander November 12, 2008 at 7:22 am

This is great inormation, thanks a lot


Shrief November 12, 2008 at 9:54 am

Dear Experts,
i appreciate what you are doing here by supporting the non-expertise users, and i have a seriouse problem with my laptop.
i have a MacOSX leopard 10.5.2 for intel, i install it on my acer laptop that meets the requierments, after the installation the computer restarts and start the mac boot then i found the apple logo then the welcome animation, then it ask me about the region and the keyboard language, finally it ask me if i want to migrate my setting from another mac or a backup or none, when i select none and continue, it takes time and then starts the welcome animation and starts the same configurations again
Please HELP!!!!!!


HackThis November 14, 2008 at 11:20 am



Middleman November 15, 2008 at 8:30 am

Am seriously considering getting a pc to install Leopard because it’s much cheaper and if its true that it runs natively then I can live with that till i have enough dough to probably get me the aluminum macbooks. Im one of the converts from pc to mac and honestly these people dont have a clue what os x is really like. They wouldnt be posting these sad ignorant comments if they did. PC’s nowadays are getting better by the day but the OS makes all the difference. Mac are more on the posh side of things but they REALLY WORK!


seenme November 23, 2008 at 4:10 pm

You should look at everything for it’s face value. It can all be hacked. If you think different then, well I wont go there. You need to decide what flavor you like. It comes down to personal preference. The OS are now running with same processors for the most part. Makes no dif. to me I like both. Have fun and mix your flavors the way you like them. It is to simple to think that PC are hacking the bios. What’s up with that when the processors are the same. I guess I have a classic that is still running a RISC process or is it dinosaur. Good thing I gave it away for free or should I have kept it as classic. To bad that users have to hack the bios to run MAC OS. Especially since they run the same processors . Not like in the past. Oh well. Just my two cents. Still it might of been nice to keep around.


RealitySux November 24, 2008 at 1:19 am

FX wrote: “But alas, what do I see Mac users running? Internet Explorer!”

Really FX? I think you’re full of it.

Obviously you know NOTHING about Mac OSX, but you like to comment like you do. I happen to use both OSs and prefer Macs. Try to stay current on your Mac compatible software.

For your information, Internet Explorer is a DEAD BROWSER on Macs. The last version was 5.0 and was released in 2003! Microsloth has dropped support for it ever since Apple annouced Safari.

I highly doubt any Mac users still use it since most websites won’t work — i.e. any websites that use web 2.0 standards, which is most of them nowadays. Most Mac users use Safari, Firefox, or Opera, just so you know.


more happier November 25, 2008 at 9:29 pm

Hello Guys,
my pc is :
AMD dual core 64 2X 5200+
2 GB of RAM

and i will be more happier if i nkow how to install the mac leopard 10.2.5 on my pc

if anybody got an idea


danish November 26, 2008 at 7:50 am

Please help me to install leopard on my pc.
i have 3.0GHz intel core2 duo processor, 2GB ram (trancend), 500GB HDD(seagate), DG33 Intel orignal mother Board., DVD writer (Sony)
when i boot the Leopard from the dvd it show only apple screen after waiting 15min still it is one screen (PC hanged) nothing will work numlock, DVD rwiter light is not blinking, even HDD light is also not blinking.
Please help me….. reply me on my mail…


huh? November 27, 2008 at 5:12 am

Can somebody help me? I’m trying to install my microwave oven’s OS onto my blender. The USB stick keeps melting when I start the file transfer. What am I doing wrong?


Ned Carey December 8, 2008 at 11:24 am

Wow, very cool. I just got a mac laptop and have a PC desktop so this may come in handy.

Maybe this will help PC sales since many don’t want Vista.


Duff December 9, 2008 at 4:42 am

You know whats really retarded, Microsoft said, sure, “Okay! you guys can run Windows on your Macs, but Mac cant say, “Okay, since you let us run Windows on our computers we will let you run OS X on your computers!” I think Windows should drop compatibility until Mac allows OS X on PCs. That’s completely unfair.


Jeff December 12, 2008 at 8:27 am

YAY i revived the thread! i dont understand how we’re booting from the patched cd. i have this windows vista laptop and a mac with leopard on it sitting right next to the laptop. i’ve burned this patched dvd and formatted the mem. stick in fat and have “files” on it. when i put the cd in the laptop and plug the mem. stick in, i press power and mash f12 it askes me what i want to boot from ad i select dvd rom drive it goes straight to the windows loading screen. i tried booting from the stick too – also failed. what am i doing wrong?


Aussie Mike December 12, 2008 at 1:41 pm

Hey guys,

I am trying to install the OSX on my Vaio VGNFS93G. I get the Apple logo on the screen but after a few seconds it restarts the PC.

Any suggestions??

Thanks heaps guys


TookMeQuiteAWhile December 16, 2008 at 12:00 am

I followed all the steps, got a HFS+ partiton along side XP’s

[[Xp 110gb][leopard 106 gd][HP_recovery 12gb]

i installed with no problem; i applied patch with no problem; but after reboot it only boots into XP doesnt even give me a choice to boot into darwin or OSX


David Mu��oz December 18, 2008 at 12:48 pm

it’s funny some people have to buy a mac to get a piece of life. ^^


AD December 22, 2008 at 6:04 pm

I read your comment. The reality is that Apple do not wish to compete with Microsoft. Steve Jobs has said that time and time again. The reason I believe (judging from what I have read and seen) that Apple don’t put OS X on any PC (remember they did clone for a while, google PowerComputing) is they don’t wish to run down the same road as Windows with the countless compatibility issues. Apple build a machine and make it work with OS X using a few different brands and types of products to keep it simple. OS X and Linux are work for the hardware not the other way around. OS X works seamlessly whereas Linux as good as it is has some compatibility issues.

As for Windows.



rick December 25, 2008 at 7:03 am

i do think its stupid that that mac wont let PC users to install it on there PC or laptops but then its ok for them to find a way to install windows OS onto there system kinda hypocritical dont you think


TONY December 30, 2008 at 7:37 am

now i installed and it said install succeeded but when it restarts it get stuck at black screen with blinking dash please help me


ZDUJGFG January 4, 2009 at 11:30 pm



j man January 6, 2009 at 5:14 am

I put Leopard on my Lenovo S10 Notebook. I have a legit copy of Leopard on hand though. So it’ not an issue of illegality at this point. They just simply DO NOT make a mac with a 10.2″ screen for 400 dollars. Buying a computer simply for the OS is stupid. Buying a MAC is stupid. Buying an OS is fine though.

I do not see you MAC guys crying over bootcamp….


Shoaib January 7, 2009 at 7:45 am

Hey where can i get the image file and the zip file. Thank you


Frost January 8, 2009 at 8:09 am

I was gonna install it until I read some comments. Ah well, not like it does anything I can’t do already.


Lucy January 11, 2009 at 10:29 am

About the whole Mac vs. PC battle.

Am I the only one who could care less what OS someone else is using? It’s your money, use whichever one you want.


Isuru Ovitigala January 17, 2009 at 10:57 am

Useless thing

Please dont wast your valuble time to do this lie

It wasted my time


This is a huge lie


dave January 18, 2009 at 1:05 pm

the fact is apple make a better operating system apple systems in my experience (7Yrs) seem to stay fresh as the day they came from the box. pcs tend to get sluggish no matter the quailty of hardware. on macs you can do pretty much everything. on windows you find yourself having to upgrade your computer as new programs come up whereas macs run new programs on factory shipped systems without comprimise of speed and so on the reason being apple and other apple developers build for the machine. the good thing about apple is there is no base model except maybe for the mac mini all apple machines are top of the line apple offer great customer service and support and are always helpful (have you ever tried speaking to m$ or a pc manufacturer you might as well speak to a brick wall or carry on if you like being spoken to like a retard.


Matteo January 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm

excuse me but when i go to disk utility, i can’t find the partition that i made!!!Help me what can i do??????PLEASE is since last august that i try to dual boot vista and leopard. i use iaktos 5.0i


BSystem January 19, 2009 at 8:32 pm

How many of you have to comment one the same thing over and over again in here, it should be enough with one “story” of why apple aren’t selling their OS to PC-owners. I realy needed to get that off my chest!!!


Arsenal January 21, 2009 at 3:33 pm

To be honest, Macs truley fail. Everyone thinks they are the best, that they’re virus free. That is total BS, if memory serves my correct, the very first computer virus was written for a Macintosh, 25years ago, on the 26th of January. coming up to it’s 26th birthday, so why would Apple miss-lead people to believe that their software/hardware is fully protected.

Apple have done what most politicians have done, talked and BSed their way into “the hot seat.” Mac users tend to be retards that got infect on Windows because they failed to notice their Virus Protector, flashing the fuck in the bottom right corner going “DON’T OPEN THAT YOU FUCKTARD! IT’S A VIRUS!” So they blame Windows for their own stupidty.

Safari has so many problems it is not funny. The amount of back-doors you can use to get through it is just incredible. You will also notice that the FireFox version for Macs runs slower then Safari, this is because Apple want you to use their own products.

BTW, Macs get viruses via video codecs and once inside your laptop/desktop, they act the same like any old virus. Hijack your browser, phish you, destroy files, you know the lot. So therefore they are not secure. The reason why they didn’t have viruses for a long time is because on a small amount of users used Macs and hackers/crackers/programmers thought “Why bother only getting 10% of computer uses when we can still get 70% of PC users and why bother having to re-write a new virus for a new computer?” It was just not worth it until people started to.

Another hint guys: OSx is devolped of Unix and practically steals the GUI of a lot of Linux distros.

P.S: I own a Macbook, I got it for the light weight, but I wiped all the software off it and put Windows XP on it and Linux redhat and Bluecat. I barely use it and am going to sell it.

PCs are the way to go. Apple can’t get their own users so they’ve got to make fun of PC users when PCs are actually 1000x better then Macs.


NeXoS January 22, 2009 at 8:15 am

Can anyone who is a member of Demonoid.com send me an invitation code so I can register on their site to download a torrent with the required dvd image and zip file?

That would be greatly appreciated.


MrBigglesWorth January 22, 2009 at 10:09 pm

Hmm, Apple on a PC. Wasn’t Steve Jobs the one that had the original idea for a “windows” system? I’m not going to say that they will never release a PC version, they may. In theory, if Mac OS X is written on top of a Linux kernal, all device drivers should work with no extra installation needed. That has been my experience with Linux distros in the past. So would they really need to support all the hardware out there? No. The hardware manufacturers that build pc-compliant hardware would have to start building either hybrid or Mac compliant hardware. This is doable, but will be a rather expensive task. This OS X hack seems nice, real nice. And in my opinion, the stability of the operating system doesn’t come from the hardware, it comes from the platform they decided to build on. So with that being said, hack away if you can, or get PearPC, a PowerPC emulator if you really want to run OS X on your PC. That’s the approach I’m going to take….


windows+linux+solaris January 27, 2009 at 6:54 am

apple they are making all for european ..microsoft is nice one
whatever apple is


Bert February 3, 2009 at 3:49 am

For those of you who have been successful with this please tell me how it’s working for you, better performance? worse performance?


shalalalex February 6, 2009 at 10:51 am

i will tell you the truth!! apple is a hardware company not o software company. if it gives away a pc version of osx will ruin them. i bet you didn t thought of that and none of the above said anything about this. noobs


Hack Attack 123456789 February 11, 2009 at 7:26 am

if we install it, can we get back to windows easily or is there an easy way to uninstall it???


ryan February 15, 2009 at 7:50 pm

any intel motherboard with intal processor will work correct? asus or gigabyte? I noticed most builds specifically for osx on a pc use asus boards.


LAEEQ HUMAM February 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Hi Mate, It was just awesome. Never imagined it could be so easy…. THANQ.


Kingthias February 16, 2009 at 7:24 am

Is it possible to just install it onto an external hard drive and boot up from that?


danish February 20, 2009 at 7:54 pm

well , i nstalled mac osx 10.5.1 on my dell laptop. it was preety good looking compared to the dumb look of windows. but i had problem with sound and network, they dont work . so if u hav sol’n for it , plz tell me. my configuration are 2.4ghz,2gb ram , intel processor, nvidia 256 8600GT


shiam February 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm

huh………….. mac is all about the software, its all about the Operating System, since the birth of the OS only two viruses that i know was out there, and graphics is awesome, the application the visual look everything is superb, and for them to make a gr8 profit out of such a superb Os it to get a unique system which can only run the Mac OS, think about what had happen to XP, Vista, Why buy a genuine software when its available for download, and see even when mac OS works in mac, its too available for download so if they make a version on Leopard for PC, who will buy the mac, actually PC Hardware is unbeatable compared to Mac, PC can be upgraded for you need. so no ones gonna buy a Mac trust me i worked in Apple inc for 5 and we have also created a PC version years and its files as working and highly confidential. and iv stolen the software when i gave up and i’m trying to forge the Mac OS for PC, keep in touch call +960 762 2201


Zan Chin February 28, 2009 at 2:03 am

whut up, loserz!

2 reasons no Mac 4 PeeCs:

1. U 2 stoopid to earn nuff $$ to buy Mac.. Must B, always bitchy-bitchy about how HI the price. Probly work cutting fish, play games all nite. big dumass.

2. Apple no want yer biz-nez, make them look bad, no like OSX used by dumass stoopid loserz. U stay PeeC, call evrybody Mac user bad names, live @ mommy house basement, play games, stink like fish.


Omg August 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

By looking at your spelling and the way you express yourself i must draw the conclusion that you are heavily retarded. Fucking idiot.


Omg August 21, 2009 at 11:39 pm

By looking at your spelling and the way you express yourself i must draw the conclusion that you are heavily retarded. Fucking idiot.


Zan Chin February 28, 2009 at 2:23 am

whut up, loserz!

2 reasons no Mac 4 PeeCs:

1. U 2 stoopid to earn nuff $$ to buy Mac.. Must B, always bitchy-bitchy about how HI the price. Probly work cutting fish, play games all nite. big dumass.

2. Apple no want yer biz-nez, make them look bad, no like OSX used by dumass stoopid loserz. U stay PeeC, call evrybody Mac user bad names, live @ mommy house basement, play games, stink like fish.


Brian Cook February 28, 2009 at 4:58 am

Excuse my ignorance? Zip File? What zip file? Did I miss something?


Alex March 1, 2009 at 2:11 am

I believe the reason that apple doesn’t want to release their operating system for PCs is because everyone would just steal it and no one would by their computers anymore. So if no one buys their operating system and no one buys their computers, they wouldn’t make any money at all. If anything, PC companies would make more money because everyone would by their computers and install stolen copies of apple’s os on them.


SP March 10, 2009 at 2:16 am

If you don’t know there is a program called cryptload. You can upload the files on rapidshare and using cryptload you can create a package that will conatin the rapidshare links encrypted. This way you can give us the cryptload file and we can download the rapidshare files without knowing the addresses.
Could you do it and let us download from rapidshare instead of torrent?


rahnarahna March 15, 2009 at 4:05 am

i have an Asus p5v-vm with intel core 2duo
a nvidia graphic card 9500 with 512 mb
wich version of macos i need to word.

i already tryed :
idenb 10.5.5>> not work
kalyway 10.5.4
iatkos 51 and iakos 1 and really nothing is good

help me please…


sebastian March 18, 2009 at 4:42 am

and ppl please realize mac is making money not giving out their software but leeting the opposition software abailable for their hardware wich both pisses off bill gates and gets them more profits since if tht person does not like os x just buy or get a copy of microsoft shyt pop it in their mac and boom they also have windows not reliable software but compatible and when they want a reliable software just restart ur mac and bootcamp osx and boom the got reliability see they also take advantage of it the dot give but get that is one of the main rules of marketing if u cant beat em join em


derek March 27, 2009 at 9:31 am

So will it boot exactly the same as a mac would? with out any bs like booting from disk? just power on and right to lepord?


mendark March 28, 2009 at 3:50 am

hello iv downloded leopard from x torrent ….but i cant install ,,,coz i cant select as startup disk ,,,,,and i cant burn coz its size in 7 gb so plz tell me wht to do



Shea March 29, 2009 at 2:16 am

Steve Jobs once quoted someone. He said, “if you want to be serious about software, you have to be serious about hardware.”

Apple designed OS X to work with Mac hardware and that is just the way it is. Even if you go through a back door and get Leopard to work, it wont be as stable as it would be on a Mac.


Schatten April 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm

I want to try it !!
But I have to buy a Hard Drive first.


Linux is The fuTUre April 10, 2009 at 9:24 am

hey guys =========>

i am gonna try this one from apple it is good chance to know more about apple practically,

my suggestion, to everybody here, try LINUX BACKTRACK
it is so cool

i think apple is all about artistic hardware, but stuCK when workin

forget fruits and M$,,, LINUX IS THE only one you need


Adam April 15, 2009 at 12:43 pm

You know what, i have a PC and rather than just doing all this.

I’d and will buy a MACos, its system is unique and i love it, the operating system and software is awesome im buying it for sure 100%

My goals are to be either an architect or game developer, and in my opinion this will be best suitable for me : )


Antonio April 18, 2009 at 10:16 pm

Disculpen mi ignorancia, pero no encuentro los links con los archivos para lograr efectuar esta maravilla. Tengo una hija que entr�� a estudiar Cine y TODOS los d��as me pide que le compre un MAC. La verdad es que no me alcanza para ello, pero si tengo varios PC que podr��a cambiar a MAC.
de Antemano muchas gracias por su atenci��n.


Antonio April 18, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Excuse my ignorance, but I don’t find the links with the files for this wonderful achievement. My daughter has entered the University to study Cinematography and EVERYDAY she asks me for a MAC, but I cna’t buy one now, but I do have several PCs that could do this for me. Thanks.


MS SUCKS April 19, 2009 at 2:53 am

you all suck windows is shit LINUX ROCKS BITCHES


JH April 25, 2009 at 3:26 am

Well personally im not amazed this can be done since Macs are nothing more than PC’s running a different OS (in a fancy dress). That being said I decided to try this for the mere spectacle i gotta say it runs perfectly fine on my Centrino2 Duo 2.6 ghz with 4 gb of ram and a Intel hd accelerated graphics card. The only thing i can’t get to work is my blue tooth drivers.. I also managed to install this using a dual boot.. it’s really not that hard just create a separate clean partition from windows. Currently running Vista, XP, Linux and now Mac OSX Leopard. Pretty cool if you ask me.. i have two 500 gb ata drives.. Four OS half the price of of an Equivalent Mac computer.. Gotta love the hackers..


ellijobs April 27, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Sorry. But I for one think this is a scam, having tried it and not succeeded in spite of following all the instructions. Can someone sell me a bootable DVD? Money will be payed after successful installation.


fredy p. May 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm

I can use this copy for reinstal osx in my apple. i don��t have the installation dvd


KKK May 13, 2009 at 12:53 am

omg! i just relized peanut butter crackers are good


Kerik May 23, 2009 at 3:54 am

Anybody who can tell me how to make this work using a USB DVD-ROM drive?
I get to the loading screen with the apple logo…and absolutely nothing happens on my HDD nor DVD…
Hope you can help me…��

kind regards,


Reon June 1, 2009 at 12:58 am

Hi, thanks for the exelent guide.

when i run the install i get stopped at a line that says:


i appreciate your help :)


Mac Attack June 2, 2009 at 6:50 am

Hey fuckers, you guys are a bunch of dumb shits! This shit works! You gotta download iAtkos 5i 10.5.5


matthew June 4, 2009 at 6:01 am

This is amazing that it is so easy, however breaking the EULA for Apple. Don’t use this on a production system or an update can break it.


Black June 6, 2009 at 9:35 pm

Is it work on dual core cpu?
When i test, it shows a apple logo and take long time (2 hrs).
What would i do?


harish chowdary June 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm

Hi!i have downloaded the image file of it is there any easy steps to install


shikhar623 December 7, 2009 at 10:17 pm

Please tell me from where did u donload the file, what was the naame of the file and other basic information which i need to install Leopard on dell1545.




Developer June 18, 2009 at 10:35 am

I like VirtualPC from Microsoft it lets me run OS/2 and MS/DOS. Virtualbox from Sun which lets me run Linux, XP or something else on PC or Mac.

Both implementation of virtual machines are free! What is Apple contributing to the crowd? Right! Expenses more expenses or more spending.

Sorry, but Steve Jobs and his slave made hardware sucks. I’m not a true believer to pay for the same stuff are already own, but that means I’m not an Apple user or fan. These people are? I don’t know.


Taranfx June 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm

Well, Nice guide. But, After 24 hours of hard work, I cud manage to get it working. and wrote a better and easier guide.


unknown June 24, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Windows Rocks!!



c4po August 15, 2009 at 3:21 pm

you mug! windows sucks ass. linux smashes them all! and anyone who knows will tell u that!


nhan June 26, 2009 at 9:03 pm

does this work with a AMD turion 64?


taranfx June 28, 2009 at 1:53 am

After getting troubled, and trying everything with MAC installation for several days, I finally wrote a blog to help all of u guys


tom krall June 28, 2009 at 4:42 pm

is there anyway to do this without a cd reader?


Joe July 4, 2009 at 8:40 pm

I popped over to demnid, but they have closed registration. Is there anywhere else I can get hold of the file?


dark July 5, 2009 at 7:38 pm

yo brother. i’m having some problem here. i had installed mac already and it worked but only once. after i install the update, when i reboot it again, it just won’t go into the os even if i force it to boot from hard disk. if i eject the dvd, a message saying please select proper boot and it just hang there. help bro.


Garrett July 10, 2009 at 1:10 am

I noticed you said to burn it onto a DVD-R and just cause I don’t really want to screw up my pc, can it be a DVD+R also?


OddMilo July 10, 2009 at 4:32 am

This would be great if only things weren’t so vague with “the zip file containing the patch.” What on earth is that? I have the patched image and I have the formatted thumb drive (which doesn’t have any size advised by this site), but there’s no lead on what the zip file containing the patch is or where to get it.


jasmine July 25, 2009 at 10:22 pm

this tutorial is fabulous n i really like it so much that i install it on my pc
thanx for sharing it



DarkestDarkLord July 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm

oh, by the way, the space between the command cd and the two dots for one directory up is NOT necessary, one CAN write: ” cd.. ” withOUT the space. Try it.

BUT cool u are a guy supporting filesharing, I am by principle against buying products from rich and big companies, because capitalism enslaves us all. Most people still wrongly think they would contribute to fairness when they buy any product in the store, but the money mostly ends up in the pockets of the already very rich moneygivers, and NOT in the pockets of those who actually MADE the product, whether it is music, software, or movies. We all have the absolute right on information, on culture and education.

That, the big moneymakers are trying to condition with money. So only rich people can access info and education. Info has to flow freely thru the world, but does it NOwhere at ALL. I couldn't afford to buy books at stores, and at the college library, the important ones were always already borrowed.

critical, good movies are culture, propaganda bush.influenced military-style stupid action movies are NOT. since 2000, most movies are total BS and propaganda. That they want feed us. lies. brainwash. but the really many good movies, they want to condition with money, as well as software and music. OH NO. I NEED to listen to a llot of music that is known, because I am a musician, but I can't afford to buy ANY virtual product. Sorry, no. In an online stream of the simpsons, I saw that Lisa downloaded songs for money, then she gets a 1200 dollar bill, suddenly, fainting. I NEVER EVER paid for ANY single download. I am SHOCKED how the economy EXPLOITS poor people again in MASS STYLE. Ah. greets to all net anarchists. Hasta la victoria siempre compadres.


deangabber July 28, 2009 at 8:21 am

This is UNIX not DOS, cd.. will not work in UNIX, knubskull!!


Waldinho July 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm

i want that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


DarkestDarkLord July 28, 2009 at 11:33 pm

oh, knubskull here, roger. i am so very overly mega giga tera sorry. this is linux. good I know already it has a severer syntax than microsh… beep!


Swatabhau August 2, 2009 at 2:46 am

Great news. But please tell me can I install it on my windows hardware configuration?



meorisit August 5, 2009 at 6:11 am

can you just say where to download the patch and the patcvhed iso from


john76 August 6, 2009 at 11:10 pm

any chance to work with AMD pc`s ?


Nagarajan Babu August 7, 2009 at 9:38 am



simranjeetsingh August 10, 2009 at 8:21 am

disk can't be used because it doesn't use the GUID partition table scheme

installation error occures

please healp


xxdesmus August 18, 2009 at 6:23 pm

How is driver support? Will wifi on my Dell XPS M1530 even work? If wifi isn't supported then this hack is kind of pointless right now.


iM4cSupport January 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

if your one of your friends has a mac ask them for the installation cds, that sets up every driver like sound airport ( wifi ) and stuff like that or buy them off ebay or something lol


w_gozz91 August 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

Hav someone Succes in doing this???

Great Info!!


just_pimp September 3, 2009 at 6:45 am

where tu find patch, help me


michaelmcmillan September 3, 2009 at 11:53 am



Bob September 4, 2009 at 7:27 am

Here's my solution:

Step 1:
Buy a mac, it has OS 10.6 pre-installed and you can even run ms windows on it.

That's it you are done. Wasn't that easier? No hassles, no patches, no flash drives.


Bob Buster September 5, 2009 at 6:25 pm



masoftheund October 5, 2009 at 3:40 pm



Aakash Thakkar September 9, 2009 at 11:45 am

Can it work on AMD Sempron?


pcRULES September 10, 2009 at 3:31 am

********GREAT ARTICLE***********

This really shows that Macs and PCs are pretty much the same Sh#t…

Thanks to Apple for having us spend so much $$$$$ on there krap…

BTW, this would actually work if all your drivers are supported…ie Video, Sound, Network Card, etc…


newmacman September 12, 2009 at 2:37 am

i have been a die hard fan of windows since windows 95 but after purchasing a mac book pro 3 months ago i have to say there is no way in the world i would go back to windows. I was worried during the switch that i would not be able to find software that i need and use, but i have found that and more and all without a virus or crash or freeze. I am going to purchase snow leopard as soon as possible. It just keeps getting better with a mac!!!


Tim Randall September 15, 2009 at 2:16 am



dickstaick September 22, 2009 at 6:12 pm



ryan787 September 23, 2009 at 7:47 am

I have the original Mac OS X Install DVD, Will this work, or does it need to be patched before i can use it?

If so, how can i patch the DVD without having to download the Patched DVD image?



Jason Daniel September 25, 2009 at 2:21 pm

After I download and install this ISO file. Will the following work: sound, network, and will I be able to install a firewire Card, and a wirless card??


divanoli September 28, 2009 at 7:33 am

I have installed the iATKOS in my pc but it is now showing any boot option after the installations. and stuck with a blinking cursor with black background.
Should i do any thing else like pressing any other key to boot into the mac os.
Please help me.


roniariyanto October 7, 2009 at 10:46 pm

give me a trial or beta software mac leopard for inter, because, i do bot know where this software compatible for my pc.


Mrinabh Dutta October 16, 2009 at 12:38 am

Bridging between Apple's stubborness not to allow iPhone development on a PC and Microsoft's inability (?) to tolerate Apple under the same hood…


patrick October 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

could anyone send me a link per eamil plz i cant find where to dwonload this thx eamil i swertu93@yahoo.de


patrick October 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

could anyone send me a link per eamil plz i cant find where to dwonload this thx eamil i swertu93@yahoo.de


hotmail email October 21, 2009 at 9:29 pm

Wow awsome can I request for a free trail


Kikomac October 24, 2009 at 12:16 pm

Excuse Me Where can i download the patch. i can't found the link to download.
Anyone can send me it to my email:apple.mac97@yahoo.it
Bye TY Very Much


jerry October 26, 2009 at 6:46 pm

plz can u send me the link for the patch??
saleiferis@gmail.com thnx!!:)


charleyscar November 1, 2009 at 10:48 am

Can you e-mail me the link to a patch, or the name to search for in the torrenting site, please? charles.scar@gmail.com


charleyscar November 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm

Can you e-mail me the link to a patch, or the name to search for in the torrenting site, please? charles.scar@gmail.com


binvest November 25, 2009 at 7:34 pm

This guy is useless… Never try to do such a thing. You may crash your hard drive or even your motherboard.:) best way is to buy a mac pc which has mac os x preinstalled and you can even run windows without patches or any stupid stuffs.


zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz May 3, 2010 at 1:34 am

you have no idea what you are talking about, you cannot crash a motherboard


ryry36910 April 24, 2012 at 4:06 pm

actually you can crash a motherboard…. lord knows I’ve done it, I even melted a pc chip lol (don’t ask) but the way this “binvest” is talking about you can not crash it by installing Mac OS nor can you crash a HDD!�� And yes some should not own a pc, best buy will not hire me, even after i prove 2 computer clerks wrong they still will not now thats messed up! F$CK’em


antiapple May 11, 2010 at 10:51 pm

Stupid are the people like you who think they are stuck purchasing something not worth the $$, my pc runs snow lepord just fine and its a dual boot. But then lame people like you shouldnt own a computer let alone comment on something you know nothing about. Ahhh duh Retard!


Mer Milton November 26, 2009 at 2:03 pm

It worked as you said, I also ran Linux


prash' November 26, 2009 at 10:46 pm

can anyone send me the patch or how can i get it? any torrents or any sites ?
plz help..


rahoof November 27, 2009 at 12:10 pm

can anyone send me the patch or how can i get it? any torrents or any sites ?
plz help me…………..


klippie December 16, 2009 at 6:38 pm

where can i find the pactch??? email any links to eippilk@googlemail.com


halomonian December 28, 2009 at 2:59 am

will it run on a

Intel Pentium T4300, Dual Core
2 GB – 1066 MHz DDR3

and btw, can I have BOTH Win 7 AND Leopard, at the same time?


laptop dell vostro April 17, 2011 at 8:44 am

i have a PC with the same hardware like your PC (execpt 667 MHzDDR2), wait for help ^^


vortex_bits December 28, 2009 at 11:12 am

Sounds simply complicated FOR me. Don't have the heart to try it on my new Toshiba.


wl January 1, 2010 at 9:39 am

Can someone send me the needed files to wlxxxx@gmail.com


Avi Jain January 9, 2010 at 12:18 am

hey just send me all the links frm where to download all the stuffs
actually i work 4 a engineer i always needed to test mac on a normal pc but i was unable to do so
thks 4 helping
just send all the links on this mail address:avi_hvb@zapak.com


jimmy January 9, 2010 at 5:40 pm

will it run on dual cour 1 gb ram pls mail me patch to update windows xp to i mac os


faziremix January 25, 2010 at 12:43 am

how to install Duel boot Xp & mac Leopard? in intel Pentium 4 3.00 GHZ, 1 GB Ram


faziremix January 25, 2010 at 12:46 am

pentium 4 3.00 ghz old pc run mac Osx?


jason January 27, 2010 at 6:32 am

thanks for all that info


Sam February 11, 2010 at 2:15 am

Hey will i even have a chance on an AMD 64×2 pc?


AMD yes February 11, 2010 at 2:33 am

Yes, I got it to work on a AMD Turion x2 64bit


chrisdrown February 12, 2010 at 3:20 am

Will this work for an AMD Atholon 64 bit processor? And if I install this, can I make a logical partition in the hard drive so I can access my Linux Kernel. Or will this take over my Linux Kernel and become god like Windows so I'll have to reinstall GRUB?


NT Flamez 777 March 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Hi, Every time i boot the comp with the iATKOS CD it crashes and reboots, what do i so to fix this ?


avery March 25, 2010 at 6:45 am

instead of typing “-s” type “cpus=1 (space) -s (space) -x”


Electronic Cigarette Girl April 7, 2010 at 4:18 am

confirmed. this worked for me



dyce May 2, 2010 at 8:54 am

Can you please tell me if the following is something compatible with OSX86 project or Mac os x leopard, snow leopard. Your help is much appreciated!
Thank you!

Intel Core i7 Extreme 975 3.33GHz
Mobo: Asus P6T Deluxe V2 Chipset: Intel x58
Nvidia GeForce GTX 295


Bobbykhawk September 22, 2010 at 9:32 am

I have had difficulty using this hack. Remember all PCs are not equa, you need to concern yourself with the components which are as close to a mac assembly as possible, in order to avoid conflicts. The whole reason Mac is successful is because they control the selection of hardware and the related software that drives the hardware. If your PC is simply an assembly of some random components, then chances are the hack will not work well for you. This is the same reason windows appears to have issues with some systems. Windows attemps to be a catch all piece of software for any assembly of PC components. This is not true of the Mac its specific software for very specificlly selected components.


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