Phase 1: The Resistance – Below are my attempts to run OSX without owning Apple Hardware.
OSX can be virtualized — it just runs like ass on my old Thinkpad.
In 2012, using some recycled parts, I was able to build a high end Hackintosh (specwise, obviously) for $800.
Phase 2: Coercion – If you do any kind of iOS development, you will eventually convert to a Mac (likely with kicking, cursing, and screaming).
Once you get over the:
- New workflow (“forced to use it for work”)
- OSX UI elements are completely opposite of Windows
- Many options like “Viewing hidden files in Finder” require a terminal intervention.
- Paying double or triple what you’d normally pay for a comparable PC
Phase 3: Adoption
**gasp** You might actually start liking Apple computers and wondering why it took so long to convert.**gasp**