[rescue] OS X Hardware?

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Wed May 23 15:30:09 CDT 2007

>From: Mark <md.benson at gmail.com>
>Date: 2007/05/23 Wed PM 03:19:10 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: [rescue] OS X Hardware?

>> OS X is nice, but locked to Apple hardware unless you run a
>> cracked copy, and even then I think it requires a pretty specific  
>> set of
>> hardware.
>How specific is 'pretty specific'? It runs on every PowerPC and Intel  
>Mac made from 2000 onwards currently (and that's only the 'official'  
>support). I'd say that was a pretty lare selection, right from 20  
>bucks to 10,000 bucks :)

There are what, about a dozen or so different Intel Mac models?

I think the assertion is that OS X supports a handful of IDE, SATA, SCSI, networing and video controllers - the ones Apple choose to use - there is no built-in support for anything Apple didn't ship, though some others may be compatible to operate with "incorrect" (or generic) drivers. This is, of course, in comparison to other, more mainstream OSs...


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