Sunday, October 23, 2011

Would You Want OS X Officially Available On Your Non-Apple PC?

According to Compaq's former CEO, Steve once tried to see if he was interested in licensing OS X from Apple and offer them along side Microsoft's Windows.  This offer was made back in 1999 by Steve Jobs to Compaq.

But only for a moment, both sides bursted out laughing and that was the end of it.  Still, I would love to seen OS X running on a non-Apple laptop.  Desktops, not so much.  And not all laptops and certainly not on netbooks.

But there are a few laptop makers that do come up with some pretty nice designs.  I've complimented Sony's designs in the past.  And on top of that, Sony at times offer higher specs than some of Apple's Macbooks.

For instance, Apple's 13" Macbooks has resolutions that go up to 1440x900 while someone of Sony's Air-like Vaios go up to 1920x1080.  And more than a few of them comes with 8 GB of RAM while the Air goes up to 4 GB, but only if you ask for it and are willing to pay for it.

Now, keep in mind, the VIAOs I'm talking about do cost more than the Air but still, I like having those options available to me.

There are probably ways get OS X running on these VIAO laptops I'm talking about but it's not quite an easy to do.  And certainly not what Apple wants.

Perhaps, one day, we'll see OS X run openly and legally on other PCs.  Until then, we can only think of the possibilities.

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