Jeff T. wrote:I think that Final Cut Pro is so wrapped up in the "Suite 2" of products including Quicktime, etc. that the files are just not made for Windows OS, even if you got FCP up and running.
What the hack does is allow you to boot up OS X on any Intel PC, not run OS X apps under Windows.
The big bugaboo with doing that is hardware support. If your hardware already has OS X drivers (in other words, if Apple uses it in Macs), then things might go well. Otherwise, getting things to work can be difficult.
Running OS X on my PC since Sunday. Strictly for learning purposes, but I overall tend to prefer it over Vista which will make the transition back to Windows harder.
Installed correctly on the first try and is super fast!
The only major hardware issue I had was with the onboard network card on my Asus motherboard. I pulled a network card out another PC and was then surfing the web with no issues.
I had to modify a couple of kexts to get my video card to display other resolutions besides 1024x768. The forums over at Insanely Mac have a lot helpful advice if you want to try this yourself.
On the software side, the only program I can't get to work is Time Machine. From what I've read, a kext modification may resolve this issue as well.
iTunes 8 is perfect and not buggy as it is with my Vista experience. I was able to sync to my iPod with no issues and was also able to use 5 in 1 smart reader perfectly as well.
The disc and bootloader I used was iAtkos for 10.5.5 which appears to be one of the more popular and easiest ways to get this loaded. There is also a way to use just a loader and then boot directly off the retail version of OS X and install from there.
Quite a fun little project!