If you’re interested in running Mac OS X, nevertheless, you don’t want to pay absurd prices for a standard Mac, a Hackintosh just might be for afterward you. Right now, the newest iteration of OS X is 10.8, known as Mountain Lion. In this guide, we’ll show you how to set up Mountain Lion on your PC with the recently released “Niresh” distro.
We’ve previously protected, how to set up Mountain Lion on a PC using tonymacx86’s Unibeast tool, which requires one to have a preexisting Mac OS X set up. This results in you need to install Snow Leopard on your computer first, or find a real Mac. We’ve also protected, how to set up Mountain Lion on the PC utilizing a “distro” like iAtkos, which allows one to leap straight to Mountain Lion.
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However, you can’t setup iAtkos on a regular DVD, and iAtkos doesn’t work with AMD or Atom processors. If you discover either of the limitations to be inconvenient, using the Niresh distro instead may be your best option then. Distros are pirated copies of Mac OS X that have been modified to utilize a PC. Unless you have any qualms with the legalities regarding distros, they’re actually the easiest way to create a Hackintosh.
If you’re interested in installing Mac OS X on your PC with a distro, then you should have two main options: Niresh, and iAtkos ML2. Atlas is the popular choice of the two considerably. However, there are many reasons why you may want to use Niresh instead. Fresh works together with regular DVDs.
Takes only works with the less common (and more costly) dual-layer DVDs and Bluray discs, because the iAtkos installer is slightly too large to match on regular DVDs. Niresh is distributed as an “ISO” file. The ISO format is a typical DVD image format that works on just about everything.
Meanwhile, iAtkos is distributed as a “DMG” file, which really is a proprietary “disk image” format created by Apple. DMG files are rather difficult to work with, since they don’t work with Windows by default. To set up iAtkos on Windows, you have to use special software like Transmac. Niresh helps Intel and AMD Atom.