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  Getting to the Source of Mac OS X
Subject:   OS X on Intel machine?
Date:   2004-12-10 12:27:18
From:   cparker15
Response to: OS X on Intel machine?

Core Graphics, Carbon, Cocoa, and Aqua were compiled for the PowerPC architecture. Therefore, they WOULDN'T be able to run on an x86 machine, even with the same base operating system.


Theoretically, it would be possible if these components were ported, but only Apple has the source code, and the last time I checked, it was illegal to reverse engineer/decompile proprietary binaries.