Archive for August, 2010
Previous posts in my blog have show how to install Tiger, and then later Leopard onto your PC. Back in the days of Tiger, it was an extremely painful process that involved a considerable amount of terminal knowledge, hardware tinkering, and frustration. Then Apple switched to Intel chips and made 10.5 Leopard more compatible with standard PC’s. More compatible, but still requiring specialized ‘distro’ disks for the installation of the operating system. Depending on your hardware it might require trying out 1 of half a dozen distros before finding the right software bundle that worked for your system. Or, if you were a more advanced hackintosh user, you could create your own custom distro disk that had exactly what you needed. Needless to say, Leopard was an improvement – but still a hassle.
Then, in August of 2009 Apple released their latest operating system, Snow Leopard. This proved to be a huge improvement for the operating system, introducing native 64 bit computing and many other features. It also helped out hackintosh users who have newer hardware, but left many others behind. If your processor isn’t 64 bit compatible, stop reading now, Snow Leopard is not for you. Other hardware constraints apply, but those will be discussed a little later in this tutorial.
After much researching I have uncovered several relatively painless methods to install Snow Leopard on your PC. These methods were not created by me, but rather by some extremely clever individuals/teams of people devoted to the OSX86 community. I take absolutely no credit for these methods, I only wish to explain them in a manner that everyone can understand and take advantage of. It is my goal to educate my readers on not just the how, but the why of each step in the process of OSX86 conversion. I have always believed that knowledge is power.