Not that anyone would approve, or dare to try it, but Maxxus has updated OS 10.4.5 to run on a non-Mac Intel-based machine. Hats off to hard work!

Apple has tried a number of times to shut down discussion of such efforts, but it's not working.

I am not exactly sure why Steve Jobs and his buddies want total control of the box, operating system and everything. I've seen some companies do quite well by getting out and just selling software (e.g. Microsoft) or just selling hardware (e.g. Dell).