I am looking to setup VMware on my laptop (specs below) and run a distro of an Apple OS.
First off I just plan on using the VMware Hackintosh for the use of GarageBand only. I am sure more music related apps may come in the future, but for now this is the only reason I am doing this. So I wanted to know what OS should I use? I was thinking Lion because I thought I seen it to buy for like $10.00 and I don't really want to spend too much on this.

With the OS suggested used to install on my VM Client is there a how-to related link to read/watch?

Here is the Spec's of my Laptop:
Display 17.3" FHD 16:9 "Glare Type" Super Clear Ultra Bright LED Glossy Screen (1920x1080)
Processor - Intel i7-740QM, 1.73-2.93GHz
Video Card - nVidia GeForce GTX 460M 1,536MB PCI-Express GDDR5
RAM - (8GB) DDR3 1333MHz Dual Channel Memory
(2x) HDD - 500GB (w/ 4GB SSD Memory) Seagate XT 7200RPM NCQ Hybrid 32MB Cache
Both Wired and Wireless NIC

Thank you for any and all help!