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    Hi,
    I have been a long-time windows pc system builder, but since having such a good experience with the iPad and then iPhone 4, I am really wanting to give OSX a go.

    The array of different guides is bewildering and a little direction to get me going would be appreciated.

    I have a AMD phenom 8650 triple core on a gigabyte ma78gm-s2h. I have 2 SSD HDDs in raid 0 giving 120gb, with windows 7 pro. I also have another 120 gb 7200rpm data drive that I could blank to carry OSX.
    If this is definitely going to work, I would probably buy the Mac box set when in the USA next week. If it's going to be a maybe, I'll try another software source first.

    1) could I partition a bit of my SSD raid 0 and put OSX, whilst keeping my 7 pro?, or is it muc easier to go straight to the other HDD.
    2) what is the easiest route of the many I have seen to get OSX on a AMD machine.
    3) what is the rough size of a OSX install with iWork?

    I am sure more will come to me, but for now, Thanks for looking.

    Justin



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    easiest would be a virtual machine other wise your hardware must be compatible mainly your mother broad iv reasd a but load of them guides there all very confusing and are mainly geared toward a particular setup every install is slightly different and i would recommend a different software source then if it works and you like it buy it with an amd your most likely not going to be able to install the retail version but still the other source came from some where so support devlopers if you like it

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    Thanks,
    The more I look into this, the more it looks like a difficult way to proceed. I have tried to get virtualization going, but even though I have enabled it in the BIOS, VMware sever thinks it is not enabled.
    Looks like I am in for more tinkering and BIOS updating to go this route.

    I suspect that I might end up waiting until I upgrade my hardware ( usually new mobo and CPU every 2 years), and get some intel kit to go for a more simple install.

 

 

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