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Oh, and that isn't part of the kernel, then?

Nope, it's not.

The Mach Kernel is from BSD, not Apple, and is subject to open source rules.

Apple has added their tweaks to it, but the source code is readily available.

Most modern PC's can run a native kernel though. It's the older CPU's that have issues with it.

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To be honest, I think this is a great move for Psystar. I mean, I don't know anything about anti-trust laws but I think that even if Psystar fails they still have started something. True, Macs run better because they run the hardware they were designed to run on, while Windows doesn't run as well because it's designed to be more generic for all hardware. (That's what they say, at least.)

I'd love to see the day when Apple opens up their OS to other hardware vendors. People may argue, the Mac will lose it's special feel. That may be true. I agree it would. Some people won't buy a Mac because of the hardware, some people wont buy it because they're too pricey, some people won't buy them because of both of those reasons. And the people that already buy the hardware from Apple, who are the extreme Apple fanboys, would still probably continue to buy Apple hardware if OS X was opened up.

Hopefully it works out okay for Psystar.

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To be honest, I think this is a great move for Psystar. I mean, I don't know anything about anti-trust laws but I think that even if Psystar fails they still have started something. True, Macs run better because they run the hardware they were designed to run on, while Windows doesn't run as well because it's designed to be more generic for all hardware. (That's what they say, at least.)

PC hardware is built specifically for Windows (and in few cases GNU/UNIX/Linux OS') and Apple hardware is built for Mac OS X, so it's really the same deal. As long as you have the right drivers either OS will work fine on any hardware. (with the exception of OS X with AMD architecture)

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There's a third clone. http://www.iopentech.tk/

They, however, have gone about it in the right way. They are not bundling or pre-installing OS X, but rather including an "Easy Do-It Yourself" kit that helps the users do it themselves. I don't think Apple can fight them on any grounds besides EULA infringement, and that doesn't mean shit.

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PC hardware is built specifically for Windows (and in few cases GNU/UNIX/Linux OS') and Apple hardware is built for Mac OS X' date=' so it's really the same deal. As long as you have the right drivers either OS will work fine on any hardware. (with the exception of OS X with AMD architecture)[/quote']

That's not true. PC hardware is not built specifically for Windows. Now that PPC is out of the picture, all mainstream computers are x86-based and "compatible". Intel processors are designed for all x86 operating systems, as is everything else (including AMD). There isn't any "hardware" built specifically for Mac OS X - as Apple uses standard PC hardware like everyone else. The only thing they even have custom made is their motherboards... but even those would work just fine running anything from Windows to Linux. It's all the same thing. The only reason Mac OS X has problems with other hardware is because Apple only writes drivers they need for their computers that THEY sell.

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I never said that it wasn't "compatible", so I don't know where you're pulling that quote from. Generic PC hardware is built in Windows' favor and hardware that Apple uses is built to accommodate OS X' abilities as well, that's just how it is. Did I say that means it isn't "compatible" or won't work? No. The poster before me was stating that Apple is more reliable because the hardware is built for OS X, and I said that most generic PC hardware is built specifically with Windows in mind. This is a fact, sir.

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