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temm
Jan 21, 2012

is there an emulator that will run ibooks author on a windows pc

the school in which i teach runs a widows network and i think would be reluctant to replace this with mac's. so is there a way that i can bring ibooks author to the classroom using an emulator

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Rob Bell
03/14/2012

If you do a search for 'Hackintosh', you'll find a wealth of information about running Snow Leopard or other forms of OSX on a PC - you can dual boot the 2 operating systems. Macs and PCs are built on the same PC architecture these days, so it's a lot easier to install OSX on a Windows machine than it once was.

 

I'm thinking of getting a PC specifically to turn into a Hackintosh, just so I can use iBooks Author and start developing iOS Apps... it seems a far more cost effective way than buying a Mac! I already have Snow Leopard from an attempt I made to turn a laptop into a Hackintosh a couple of years ago - it unfortunately had an AMD processor and ATI graphics card, whereas Macs use Intel processors and NVidia graphics cards.

jimlynch
01/23/2012
Hi temm,

No, not that I'm aware of since Apple prevents Mac OS X from legally running on other machines. There's always a chance though that they could eventually release a Windows version of iBooks Author, you never know.

In the short term though your best bet is to get a Mac.
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