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Ok oops. he had 2 points. His first point was that Apple shouldn't put any security in the code to prevent it from running on plain Intel boxes. His second point was that Apple should provide some engineers to support those cutting edge geeks that want to do it. I was missing his first point and focusing on the second. I think the odds the Apple would provide support resources for someone trying to run OS X on non-Apple hardware are about the same as me getting picked to go into outer space.

W/r/t his first point, for the moment Apple has avoided that whole issue by using EFI instead of BIOS. So, OS X won't currently run on any non-Apple Intel based hardware (and as far as I can see, I don't think that there will be any EFI based hardware from other manufacturers for at least a year).

http://www.intel.com/technology/efi/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extensible_Firmware_Interface
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BIOS


Although, I think its likely that Apple will take additional steps to prevent OS X from being run on non-Apple hardware, see this link:

http://www.osx86project.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=89&Itemid=2
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