After last week's article, ',' I received feedback asking why anyone would install Windows on a Mac? This week's entry deals with creating UFDs that allow you to install many other operating systems with the help of a utility called Rufus.
But before diving into that, I have a question of my own. Why would you install any OS—besides OS X—on an Apple computer? The answer to that is quite simply 'because you can.' Apple hardware is similar to its PC counterparts in many ways except one: PCs can't natively run OS X without any software hacks involved. Macs, on the other hand, have the ability to run Windows and countless Linux distributions alongside OS X or in place of it. Apple hardware supports these operating systems natively, making Macs a versatile choice for production equipment. Simply put, one machine can handle many different uses, as opposed to purchasing dedicated equipment for each supported OS type.
It is an open-source USB written tool that runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. With an open-and-shit and advanced user interface, its user guide is stupid simple. Just download and install this Rufus alternative for Mac /Win/Linux, launch it and pick the IMG file that you would like to burn. After converting the USB flash drive from MBR to GPT format, you can use the steps below to create a bootable USB installation media to install Mac OS X. Download and install a copy of TransMac, which is the software that will make everything happen.
See: (Tech Pro Research) Rufus system requirements With that out of the way, let's look at the requirements for Rufus: • Apple (or PC) running Windows XP or later (preferably Windows 7+) • application • ISO () • 8 GB USB flash drive (minimum recommended) Create a bootable USB drive with Rufus. With the process completed, simply eject the UFD, insert it into the device you wish to install the OS on, and boot as you normally would.
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The days of carrying multiple CD/DVDs with you and dealing with lagging installs are drawing to a close with the ubiquitous use of USB drives—and the storage capacity can't be beat. There are some links on the site for some helpful tutorials on creating certain types of UFDs, and there's multiple localization support for a variety of languages worldwide. Also see • • • •.