operating system on non-Apple personal computers with x86 architecture on x86-64 processors.
The effort started soon after the June 2005 Worldwide Developers Conference announcement that Apple would be moving its personal computers from Power PC to Intel microprocessors.
10.4.4 with the first generation of Intel-based Macs, the i Mac and the Mac Book Pro.
As soon as possible modbin and dmitrik released test versions of kernel that allow to boot Snow Leopard on AMD machines.
Stable XNU kernels for v10.6 were released by Qoopz and Pcj.
On February 14, 2006, an initial "hack" of and again patches were released within two weeks that allowed users to install most of this update on non-Apple computers, although this did not include the updated kernel in 10.4.6.
In June, the hackers released the 10.4.7 update for non-Apple computers using the 10.4.4 kernel.
A prominent member of the community, Ja S, released many distros of Mac OS X Tiger containing patched kernels.