Virtualization of SnowOSX on Windows 7

Why the Apple Mac OS X is important?

This question was never asked by the developer community for a number of years. However, with the recently discovered “gold rush” of mobile apps development, Mac OS X is relevant again.

Imagine an OS that allows development of all mobile platforms and is also lovely enough to brag in front of your girl friend!!!

Unfortunately, not every one can afford an expensive Mac Pro machine, especially not a developer who has just lost his job due to recession.

Well folks, Oracle Virtual Box comes to the rescue. Its free and let’s you install SnowOSX (hackintosh based on Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard) on any Windows or Linux machine. The steps are simple and they are mentioned every where on the hackintosh websites like taranfx.com. It requires Intel VT-x or AMD-V enabled CPU, ideally 4 GB of RAM, 20 GB of free HD space and that’s it. After the SnowOSX is installed, you can go on to install Xcode with iPhone SDK and Eclipse with Android SDK. Try as many mobile SDK’s as you like, Mac OS X supports all of ’em.

But be careful as it breaks nearly every Apple license agreement 😉

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