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Mac OS X Mountain Lion on Alienware?

Discussion in 'Alienware 17 and M17x' started by sherrypizza, Oct 8, 2012.

  1. sherrypizza

    sherrypizza Notebook Consultant

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    I was just wondering if any of you guys ever tried installing Mac OS on you Alienware M17x R1/R2/R3/R4 machines?
    If yes, how was the performance and what were the issues faced?
     
  2. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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  3. YodaGoneMad

    YodaGoneMad Notebook Deity

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    I run it as a virtual machine all the time. With the newer CPUs that have both VT-X and VT-D it runs extremely well in a virtual machine. Your specs are basically matched to mine, so you can certainly virtualize it and have excellent performance.
     
  4. Prasad

    Prasad NBR Reviewer 1337 NBR Reviewer

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    I was talking ofcourse of a triple boot configuration with Windows 8 x64 Enterprise RTM / Fedora 17 x64 / Mac OS X Mountain Lion. ;)
     
  5. Alienware-L_Porras

    Alienware-L_Porras Company Representative

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    I think it would be easier with a virtual machine. You should have no problems with the performance but I can't say the same for gaming :p
     
  6. sherrypizza

    sherrypizza Notebook Consultant

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    Gaming might be issue in Mac OSx but only those can tell who have tested it on their Alienware.
     
  7. chrisjohnharden

    chrisjohnharden Notebook Geek

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    Currently got it working perfectly on my R3, other than wifi or dedicated GFX as neither card is supported.
     
  8. sherrypizza

    sherrypizza Notebook Consultant

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    So No gaming then.
     
  9. radji

    radji Sanity = √-x

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    You wanna do what!? And risk getting sued by Cupertino?
     
  10. chrisjohnharden

    chrisjohnharden Notebook Geek

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    Gaming on OSX? You have to be joking, I use it mostly for garageband and FCP.

    You can't get sued for breach of EULA, it only comes into play if its directly related to a crime (If I illegally downloaded OSX). EULA can't do anything about the software I bought legally.
     
  11. YodaGoneMad

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    Why would anyone try to game on OS X? As far as I know there are exactly zero exclusive Mac games, and if you have a windows based Alienware laptop anyway you might as well game in Windows.

    I use my virtual OS X for IOS development and it works great. Seems as fast as a real Macbook to me and it gets the job done.
     
  12. sherrypizza

    sherrypizza Notebook Consultant

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    I'be got no intentions for gaming on OSx, was just clear some doubts. It runs smooth or not, that was the issue and seems like it does.
     
  13. shinji257

    shinji257 Notebook Deity

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    Actually there are a number of games written for Mac OS X now. Steam has been on Mac OS for quite some time now and has been very successful. Having a platform to release on developers have been encouraged even further to take the effort to make their game work on Windows and Mac now.
     
  14. sherrypizza

    sherrypizza Notebook Consultant

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    Yes there are few recent titles supporting Mac and EA games are also releasing their new titles with Mac support.
    Featured Mac Games
     
  15. KCETech1

    KCETech1 Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    but none are OSX exclusive, and honestly most steam games etc do take a hit outside of windows anyways excluding a few blizzard titles
     
  16. speedfreak228

    speedfreak228 Newbie

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    do you have a guide for installing on mx17? i have been looking everywhere
     
  17. desu

    desu Notebook Evangelist

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    i tried installing snow leopard once but could never get it working in my r2 every time it got to installing the graphics driver thingy it would screw up on me. i think it was because osx didn't like two graphic cards.
     
  18. jamesst20

    jamesst20 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I would better check for 'Hackintosh' if I were you ;) that means running Mac for real, not virtualized. Performance are hugely better that way, well they are as good as a real Macbook :)

    Hard to say about your compatibility as I ihave no detailed specs of your computer but

    The processor must be an Intel, NO AMD, and greater or equal to Core 2 Duo
    Wireless/Network/Sounds/Bluetooth : Please post your cards name so we can tell you if it is compatible :)


    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    speedfreak228 Newbie

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    i have an intel core i7-2720 qm with 6gb ram. my graphics card is a nvidia 460m
     
  20. Cploof88

    Cploof88 Notebook Guru

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    Which virtual machine are you able to run mountain lion in?
     

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