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

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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.
     
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    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.
     

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