Running Mac OS X on Windows

Author: Wei-Meng Lee

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596528434

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 48

View: 1739

DOWNLOAD NOW »

For a long time, a lot of Windows users have been clamoring for the opportunity to run the Mac OS X operating system on their Windows PCs. As Mac OS X was designed to run on a different CPU architecture (PowerPC), running Mac OS X directly on Intel's CPU would not work. It wasn't until recently that PC users saw a ray of hope, when Apple announced that it was moving to Intel's CPU architecture and would hence port Mac OS X to run natively on Intel's x86 CPU architecture. However, the joy was short-lived, as Mac OS X can still run properly only on Apple's customized hardware, not commodity PCs that run Windows. (There are hacks to make Mac OS X run natively on PC hardware, but that is not the legal way to do it). The only logical means of running the Mac OS X operating system on your Windows PC is to run it in an emulator capable of emulating the PowerPC CPU architecture. While popular virtualization software programs like Virtual PC and VMware have been around in the market for a long time, none support running Mac OS X. Fortunately, an open source project, PearPC, makes it possible to run Mac OS X on Windows. PearPC is an architecture-independent PowerPC platform emulator. (It is released under the General Public License (GPL)-a freely used free software license.) PearPC emulates the PowerPC architecture by using a JIT (Just-in-Time) emulator to dynamically translate PowerPC code into x86 code. In this Short Cut, you will learn how to install Mac OS X on your Windows PC using PearPC. I will walk you through all the steps needed to successfully get Mac OS X working, as well as configure additional settings to make Mac OS functional.
Release

Big Book of Windows Hacks

Author: Preston Gralla

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 0596528353

Category: Computers

Page: 647

View: 4745

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Provides more than two hundred tips on ways to modify the Windows XP and Vista operating system, applications, and hardware associated with it.
Release

Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks

Author: Brian Jepson,Ernest E. Rothman

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596552749

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 6541

DOWNLOAD NOW »

If you're one of the many Unix developers drawn to Mac OS X for its Unix core, you'll find yourself in surprisingly unfamiliar territory. Unix and Mac OS X are kissing cousins, but there are enough pitfalls and minefields in going from one to another that even a Unix guru can stumble, and most guides to Mac OS X are written for Mac aficionados. For a Unix developer, approaching Tiger from the Mac side is a bit like learning Russian by reading the Russian side of a Russian-English dictionary. Fortunately, O'Reilly has been the Unix authority for over 25 years, and in Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks, that depth of understanding shows.This is the book for Mac command-line fans. Completely revised and updated to cover Mac OS X Tiger, this new edition helps you quickly and painlessly get acclimated with Tiger's familiar-yet foreign-Unix environment. Topics include: Using the Terminal and understanding how it differs from an xterm Using Directory Services, Open Directory (LDAP), and NetInfo Compiling code with GCC 3 Library linking and porting Unix software Creating and installing packages with Fink Using DarwinPorts Search through metadata with Spotlight's command-line utilities Building the Darwin kernel Running X Windows on top of Mac OS X, or better yet, run Mac OS X on a Windows machine with PearPC! Mac OS X Tiger for Unix Geeks is the ideal survival guide for taming the Unix side of Tiger. If you're a Unix geek with an interest in Mac OS X, you'll find this clear, concise book invaluable.
Release

OSx86

Creating a Hackintosh

Author: Peter Baldwin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470881704

Category: Computers

Page: 634

View: 1499

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Unique guide to installing Apple's Mac OS X software on non-Apple hardware If you've always wished you could install Apple's rock solid Mac OS X on your non-Apple notebook, budget PC, or power-tower PC, wish no more. Yes, you can, and this intriguing book shows you exactly how. Walk through these step-by-step instructions, and you'll end up knowing more about Apple's celebrated OS than many of the most devoted Mac fans. You'll learn to build OS X-ready machines, as well as how to install, use, and program OS X. Now that Apple computers are based on the Intel platform, the same as most PCs, rogue developers in droves are installing Mac OS X on PCs, including those based on the AMD and Atom processors; this is the first book to show how to create an OSx86 machine running OS X Provides step-by-step instruction on the installation, use, and programming of OS X on your existing computer, as well as how to build OS X-ready machines Helps you avoid pitfalls and common problems associated with running Apple software on PC hardware Offers numerous practical hints, tips, and illustrations Create your own Hackintosh with this essential guide.
Release

Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

Author: David Pogue

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596554569

Category: Computers

Page: 912

View: 9621

DOWNLOAD NOW »

With Leopard, Apple has unleashed the greatest version of Mac OS X yet, and David Pogue is back with another meticulous Missing Manual to cover the operating system with a wealth of detail. The new Mac OS X 10.5, better known as Leopard, is faster than its predecessors, but nothing's too fast for Pogue and this Missing Manual. It's just one of reasons this is the most popular computer book of all time. Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is the authoritative book for Mac users of all technical levels and experience. If you're new to the Mac, this book gives you a crystal-clear, jargon-free introduction to the Dock, the Mac OS X folder structure, and the Mail application. There are also mini-manuals on iLife applications such as iMovie, iDVD, and iPhoto, and a tutorial for Safari, Mac's web browser. This Missing Manual is amusing and fun to read, but Pogue doesn't take his subject lightly. Which new Leopard features work well and which do not? What should you look for? What should you avoid? Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition offers an objective and straightforward instruction for using: Leopard's totally revamped Finder Spaces to group your windows and organize your Mac tasks Quick Look to view files before you open them The Time Machine, Leopard's new backup feature Spotlight to search for and find anything in your Mac Front Row, a new way to enjoy music, photos, and videos Enhanced Parental Controls that come with Leopard Quick tips for setting up and configuring your Mac to make it your own There's something new on practically every page of this new edition, and David Pogue brings his celebrated wit and expertise to every one of them. Mac's brought a new cat to town and Mac OS X: The Missing Manual, Leopard Edition is a great new way to tame it.
Release

Picture Yourself Learning Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard

Author: David W. Boles

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1598636553

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 6669

DOWNLOAD NOW »

You've just purchased and installed Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard and you're ready to unleash all of the newest features of this powerful yet fun operating system! "Picture Yourself Learning Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard" shows you how to effectively utilize all the comp
Release

Running Mac OS X Panther

Author: James Duncan Davidson

Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

ISBN: 9780596005009

Category: Computers

Page: 306

View: 3436

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Describes ways to customize Mac OS X Panther, covering such topics as setting up user accounts, using HFS+, using NetINFO and LDAP, printer configurations, and networking services.
Release

PhoneGap 3 Beginner's Guide

Author: Giorgio Natili

Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178216099X

Category: Computers

Page: 308

View: 7990

DOWNLOAD NOW »

Written in a friendly, example-driven Beginner’s Guide format, there are plenty of step-by-step instructions to help you get started with PhoneGap.If you are a web developer or mobile application developer interested in an examples-based approach to learning mobile application development basics with PhoneGap, then this book is for you.
Release

Macs Portable Genius

Author: Paul McFedries

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470406526

Category: Computers

Page: 368

View: 8301

DOWNLOAD NOW »

You’re one of the legions of fans who enjoy the ease and simplicity of the Mac. But some functions still elude you. How do you synch your Mac with other devices? What are the best ways to organize your life and files with your Mac? Can you get more from your Mac hardware or upgrade it? The Portable Genius is here to help. With expert advice and a Mac-savvy attitude, the Macs Portable Genius guides you through getting the most out of your Mac. From the Introduction: "Welcome to Macs Portable Genius. This book is like a mini Genius Bar all wrapped up in an easy to use, easy to access, and eminently portable format. In this book you learn how to get more out of your Mac by learning how to access all the really powerful and timesaving features that aren’t obvious at a casual glance. In this book you learn how to avoid your Mac’s more annoying character traits and, in those cases where such behavior can’t be avoided, you learn how to work around it. In this book you learn how to prevent Mac problems from occurring, and just in case your preventative measures are for naught, you learn how to fix many common problems yourself. This book is for Mac users who know the basics but want to take their Mac education to a higher level. It’s a book for people who want to be more productive, more efficient, more creative, and more self-sufficient (at least as far as their Mac goes, anyway). It’s a book for people who use a Mac every day, but would like to incorporate that Mac into more of their day-to-day activities. It’s a book for people who pooh-pooh the notion that Mac users are a cult, but if someone decided to start an actual Mac cult, they’d join anyway. It’s a book I had a blast writing, so I think it’s a book you’ll enjoy reading."
Release

Switching to a Mac Portable Genius

Author: McFedries

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470493968

Category: Computers

Page: 352

View: 1696

DOWNLOAD NOW »

The Genius is in. You don't have to be a genius to switch from a PC to a Mac. But if you want to make the move with less hassle, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to share data between your Mac and your PC? Understand the differences between Mac OS®X and Windows®? Learn how to perform everyday Mac tasks? Transfer important stuff like calendars, contact lists, and music? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your Mac to the max. Paul McFedries is the president of Logophilia Limited, a technical writing company. He has written more than four dozen books that have sold more than two million copies worldwide. These books include Macs Portable Genius, Teach Yourself VISUALLY Macs, and Teach Yourself VISUALLY Windows Vista. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his Web site, www.mcfedries.com. Portable GENIUS Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
Release