Windows PC maker HP seems to believe that “the perfect laptop” is one running macOS – at least according to one announces the company promoted on Reddit. The ad shows an HP laptop with a macOS screenshot in what is clearly a Photoshop job gone wrong.


“For digital nomads and anywhere-but-home type work (yes, we see you), HP has laptops perfect for anywhere you work,” the ad reads. The macOS screenshot shows a Gmail inbox in Chrome, with an Apple logo visible in the menu bar.

Apple’s licensing agreements don’t allow macOS to run on PCs, but there is a community of Hackintosh users who unofficially install macOS on PCs. Apple allowed its System 7 operating system to be licensed to other computer vendors in the mid-1990s, but the program was discontinued by Steve Jobs when he returned to the company.

Note that on desktop, the ad is only visible on the “new” Reddit.

(Thanks, @aaronp613!)

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