26 Comments

Summary:

MacDailyNews is reporting that the leaked copies of OS X Tiger for x86 will indeed run on standard PC hardware. This is not surprising, considering that this is a very early release, and Apple has no plans to make a profit off of this version. In […]

MacDailyNews is reporting that the leaked copies of OS X Tiger for x86 will indeed run on standard PC hardware. This is not surprising, considering that this is a very early release, and Apple has no plans to make a profit off of this version. In the future, Apple will most likely control which computers Tiger can be installed on by using either Intel’s built-in on-chip DRM, or a separate, Macintosh specific chip. Many argue that it would be foolish for Apple to keep Tiger solely on Macs, pointing out that many PC users would be interested in switching if they would not have to buy new hardware.

Read the MacDailyNews report.

By Dan Lurie

You're subscribed! If you like, you can update your settings

Related stories

  1. Many argue that it would be foolish for Apple to keep Tiger solely on Macs, pointing out that many PC users would be interested in switching if they would not have to buy new hardware.

    On the other hand, Apple would be foolish to allow Tiger to run on PCs, because they wouldn’t sell any more hardware.

    Share
  2. True, but there is also lots of talk about Apple moving toward a more software-based company situation.

    Share
  3. What in apple’s recent activities implies that they’re moving towards a software-centric business model?

    the release of the mini, the emphasis on the iPod family of products, the continued development of new hardware – like the desire to push more power per watt that drove the move to intel in the first place…

    Share
  4. Apple is strong now because of their “Designed by Apple California”-stuff. People love Macs because they are beautiful. If Apple would become a software-only house.. I think they’ll go bankrupt. The big pusher in moving from Windows to Mac OS X it’s the hardware beauty, more than the software easyness.

    Share
  5. I agree that the “Made in California” factor is important, but the future is “The Software Stupid”. Yes, I will always buy Apple because of the Macs beauty, but there are many current WIndows users who do not appreciate the elegance of these products. It is the amazing usability and power of the OS that will transform apple, not hardware.

    Share
  6. [...] do – MacInDell Engadget – OSX for x86 already in the wild? TUAW – Intel Tiger in the Wild? Apple Blog – Tiger x86 Runs on Standard PC’s [...]

    Share
  7. [...] ly won’t look as nice, but since when did looks really matter…? lol UPDATE: Our own Dan made a mention of how Apple may limit the hard [...]

    Share
  8. Tiger x86 on PCs

    So I talked about it in my last podcast and has some other people do some dirty work and try to find this alledged x86 Tiger leak. Turns out there is one. I am downloa… I mean, my friend is downloading this right now. With any luck it wont be a fake…

    Share
  9. Paras Tolani Monday, June 20, 2005

    It is a fake..
    i garauntee it 100% to be fake..no jokes.
    when u mount the iso over vmware, it hsows a guy with his butt exposed.

    Share
  10. It is not fake. I have it and have downloaded it just to try it. I own a mac and pc. I burned the iso using nero and tried to boot. It does boot into some screen with text telling me its darwin and at the end it says something like ‘Compatible hardware found”….but there is nothing under that, i guess it means none of my hardware is compatible…and that’s where it stops.

    Share

Comments have been disabled for this post