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I want to install Apple OS X on a virtual machine. My computer is somewhat old. I have Intel Pentium M 725 processor that have support for SSE2 instruction set but have no support for PAE. Is there anyway to install OS X on it? I mean is PAE required in the processor to run a virtualized OS X using VirtualBox, VMWare or any other solution?

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Three problems: (a) it's not legal, (b) it's never going to work on such antique hardware and (c) it's not a programming-related question so it doesn't belong on SO. – Paul R Jun 24 '11 at 17:46
Also, why on earth is this post tagged iphone? – Lukasa Jun 24 '11 at 17:54

The EULA of OS X only allows for installation on Apple hardware; not directly, or through a virtual machine, on a PC.

EDIT:It appears that with Apple will allow you to run up to 2 virtual machines on Lion, provided the host machine is running Mac OS on a Mac computer. (although I'm unsure how this works as you need snow leopard in order to upgrade to lion and legally you can't run snow leopard in a virtual machine)

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You're wrong... – Daniel Beck Jun 24 '11 at 17:54
I am? care to explain how? – Jonathan. Jun 24 '11 at 17:57
OS X Server 10.6 may be used as a virtual machine guest system on a host with physical Mac hardware. – Daniel Beck Jun 24 '11 at 18:11
Maybe I need to rephrase slightly. – Jonathan. Jun 24 '11 at 18:17
+1 Now you're right. – Daniel Beck Jun 24 '11 at 19:40

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