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Hackintosh machine
Poll ended at Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:40 pm
I've done it. 53%  53%  [ 8 ]
I've thought about it 40%  40%  [ 6 ]
I've thought about and am going to 7%  7%  [ 1 ]
WTF is a hackintosh 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
Total votes : 15
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 6:40 pm 
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Be honest, who has done it, whoes thought about it and who doesn't know what the fuck I'm talking about.


http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

Link for those who want to know. They have a very comprehensive compatability list for each version.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:04 pm 
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I installed it on my Dell laptop... it was cool for a few minutes, but utterly annoying when things didn't work right or consistently.


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I've thought about it but I've got more relevant projects to work on. I'd do it someday if I get bored but until then I'd rather stick with supporting Windows during the day (where nothing makes any damn sense) and flirting with Linux by night (where it just makes sense).


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CrashTECH wrote:
I installed it on my Dell laptop... it was cool for a few minutes, but utterly annoying when things didn't work right or consistently.


You should check the link I posted, they have portables that will take the installs, what versions of said installs and what is needed to make others work.


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I've done it, but sound/2nd monitor/num pad doesn't work. So I ended up deleting it.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:32 pm 
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Did it on my AMD and went back to linux where things seemed easier to deal with.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:17 pm 
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Logan wrote:
CrashTECH wrote:
I installed it on my Dell laptop... it was cool for a few minutes, but utterly annoying when things didn't work right or consistently.


You should check the link I posted, they have portables that will take the installs, what versions of said installs and what is needed to make others work.
Requires spending money, which I have spent my allowance for the month :)


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furball146 wrote:
... back to linux where things seemed easier to deal with.


THIS.

OSX might be pretty and it's simple for simple people doing simple things, but when I've needed to do advanced things, using Finder for EVERY FUCKING THING is absolutely horrible. Only once I found Darwin did I feel slightly at home.


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I've done it and it works perfectly. (Unmodified Snow Leopard with just a few kernel extensions). It was kind of fun to use a new OS for a little while to see how things are in Mac-land. It's nice to also be able to run Mac-only apps (e.g. Pwnagetool). However, I always find myself going back to Linux - I agree with That Linux Guy and furball146.


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I put it on my netbook in order to do some iPhone coding.

By the time I'd managed to get it installed and got the SDK up and running, I ran out of time and interest. :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:40 pm 
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I've done it on my Dell Mini 10v. It was really cool, but I was never in to Mac anyways. :D


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I set it up in a vm if that counts my 1 friend got it working on his dell and another failed miserably (hdd formatted to mac file system and took him an hour to format it back to ntfs lol).


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Danthrax66 wrote:
I set it up in a vm if that counts my 1 friend got it working on his dell and another failed miserably (hdd formatted to mac file system and took him an hour to format it back to ntfs lol).


This is as far as I've gone with it as well. I threw in a VM, but the only thing that really felt comfortable was the shell (and I did spend some time with it and gave it a real chance). So back to Linux I went.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 5:25 am 
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I never got it to work in a VM.

If I could, I would. I could justify paying for it. I wanted to do some testing and maybe development with it...

but alas...


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Thought about it then decided not to after not being able to figure out how to rename files on a normal mac. they hate power users i swear.


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I've had it running on laptops and dual booting. Mostly annoying, unless every bit of hardware "just works".

I gave up on the hackintosh and bought a mac mini, which sat on my desk mostly unused for a year before I sold it on kijiji.

Linux seems to do everything windows doesn't for me, I grew up on macs, and am just tired of the over pricing of standard hardware.


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I thought about installing OSX on one of my computers just to say that I had done it. But I never got around to it, and its a mute point now as I actually own a Mac, an older Power Book.


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I did it several years ago (2006-2007, maybe?) I couldn't use my favorite keyboard and mouse cause it doesn't support PS/2 ports.. that wasn't such a big deal, but my ethernet didn't work and the graphics card didn't work well with it, so I deleted it. I haven't tried it since cause I don't even like OS X.


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yurimxpxman wrote:
I haven't tried it since cause I don't even like OS X.


Ya, that should be one of the voting options.


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well sure..but I don't like windows either, but I still use it.. :shock:


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