my mac story goes like this…

i hated windows since windows 95… it was buggy, it crashed all the time… you had to reinstall every 10x times you started a programm… linux was not so super user friendly yet… my father had ataris… so i grew up with ataris including the FIRST 64BIT GAMING CONSOLE the atari jaguar. (which never made much inpact on the market)

… when i started doing flash programming i bought a macbook… (2006-2007) for over 1150€.

i loved osx because you could run all the windows software inside parallels (even countrerstrike works in parallels! :-D)… while having a solid unix, ssh linux-compatible system to work on.

in 2012 my macbook had a hardware failure, the screen of the macbook died… (the backlight, went black after some seconds) i replaced it with one from ebay (150€) …one fine day it happened, that i bought a „BIG MAC“. (second hand, refurbished, 550€, super cheap)

apple_mac_pro 4xCore Xeon 2.6Ghz, with 8GB of DDR2 RAM, lame SAS-Drive. (will be replaced by ssd soon)

i had no osx install cd. just a dmg backup of my root-start-partition on the macbook.

i took the harddisk out of „la big mac“… and used a usb-adapter to connect it to my macbook.

disk utility allowed me to copy the root-start-partition.dmg (backup of osx installation on macbook) to the big-mac-drive …. and IT BOOTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

copy macbook boot partition to tower mac pro - works

LOOK CLOSELY: YOU SEE THE EXACTLY SAME DESKTOP… ALL ICONS AT SAME POSITION! TRY THIS WITH WINDOWS 8 :-D!

CAN YOU BELIEVE IT?

YOU COPY AN OSX INSTALLATION FROM A MACBOOK, with ENTIRELY different hardware, TO A BIG MAC, AND IT BOOTS!

… no serialz… no activation… all programms you had (including parallels) on the macbook, right there on a Tower Mac, with more power to work with. (add a ssd and it really pays off esp. if you work with virtual machines)

http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/specs/mac-pro-quad-2.66-specs.html

this is just insanely cool… in my humble opinion, thanks jobs! you did a great job!

would have been even cooler if you wrote in your testament: „the day i die… OSX shall become open source.“

this would have been the final blow to the microsoft imperium that is allready crumblin…

so my humblest respect to the apple software culture.

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