2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 8, 2009 4:15 AM by R C-R
paavan Level 1 (0 points)

I have Dell Optiplex machine with Core 2 Duo 2.33 GHz with 2 GB RAM.
I want to install Mac OS X 10.5.4 on this machine.
Can I install on it?
Do I need to install Dell Drivers or Boot Camp is sufficient?

Thanks in Advance,


Dell Optiplex, Mac OS X (10.5.6)
  • Camelot Level 8 (46,675 points)
    You can't do it.

    Mac OS X requires an Apple Mac computer.

    You can run other OSes on a Mac, but you can't run Mac OS X on another computer (at least, not legally, and not without a lot of heartache).
  • R C-R Level 6 (17,400 points)
    As Camelot said, you cannot do this either legally or reliably enough to depend on the computer for any important task. You are right to worry about driver issues: some of the hardware in Intel based Macs are proprietary, custom-built devices not available to other computer makers so "generic" drivers intended for standard devices will not necessarily work reliably with them.

    Since the devices are proprietary, only Apple could provide reliable drivers for them, & the chances of that happening are essentially zero.

    If you want to run OS X Leopard, run it on a Mac!