Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/187650/apple-has-launched-its-new-os-x-beta-seed-program-open-to-all-consumers/
Except for one instance in 2000, Apple’s OS X betas have only been available to developers. However, this is no longer true. Starting this week, any and all who are interested in trying out the latest beta version of OS X can get their hands on it via Apple’s new Beta Seed Program!
I know this is most likely a dumb question. But I also operate on the theory that the only dumb question is the one not asked. So ...
Is it possible to run this version of Apple OS on a Windows machine? I've never had the chance to do more than play on an Apple at the store, and I wouldn't mind playing with it and learning it's ins and outs if possible. I did read the HTG article: Why is it Still so Difficult to Install OS X on PCs? from Dec.
I followed the links on this article and they don't really go into details, just ... Sign Up!
@sirraf03 - Based on what I have been seeing and reading across the web, it seems like an Apple/Mac computer thing only right now. It is supposed to be available via the Mac App Store, so have no idea how well it would work (if at all) on a Hackintosh. If I do happen to see a reference to it working on a Hackintosh somewhere, I will definitely pop back to this thread to add it in a comment. ^_^
I'll try it on my, ahem, "Mac," and report back on how it turns out.
If it works, I'll hit warp speed!
Just wondering, what processor do you have? (E.g. Intel Core i5 Haswell)
Actually I'm not sure. It was a freebie given to me a roughly a year ago. And while I've had it open, I hadn't looked to see. It's a Dell Studio hybrid 140g. And when I looked it up, I got "Intel® Core™2 Duo Mobile Processor" from the Dell site.
But I'm planning a new build, and for that one I haven't decided yet. But it will be what I can afford (not much).
Ok, good. There are a few important things here:
- Intel Core 2 Duo T5850(2.16GHz) --- Good, just as long as it's Intel.
- 64 bit Dual Core Processor --- Good, Mavericks only runs in 64-Bit mode.
- Intel GMA X3100 --- Good, Intel integrated graphics.
- Intel High Definition Audio 2.0 --- Good, Intel audio.
- Windows Vista Home Basic --- Absolutely terrible, but doesn't affect anything.
So, to recap, your system should be compatible. I'm still working on the OS X Beta, so I'll report back.
Actually, It's Win7 now and Dual Booting with Ubuntu (which is my preferred O/S).
I don't want to monopolize this thread, so if you create a new topic under Computer Help, I'll be glad to help you.
P.S. Ubuntu rocks!
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