Windows PC maker HP seems to think that “the perfect laptop” is one that runs macOS — at least according to an ad the company promoted on Reddit. The ad shows an HP laptop with a macOS screenshot that is clearly a Photoshop job gone wrong.


“For the digital nomads and people who work from anywhere (yes, see you), HP has perfect laptops for every workspace,” reads the ad. The macOS screenshot shows a Gmail inbox in Chrome with an Apple logo in the menu bar.

Apple’s license agreements do not allow running macOS on PCs, but there is a hackintosh community of 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 dropped by Steve Jobs when he returned to the company.

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

(Many Thanks, @aaronp613!)

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