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OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« on: February 13, 2011, 11:54:43 PM »
Anyone tried this? I have used osx86 for over a year on my pc, and that lead me to buy my first macbook.
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2011, 12:46:29 AM »
Tell me about it
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 01:22:44 AM »
Well, since apple turned macs into using intel procs, osx could be modified and installed on regular pc machines.

the osx86 project are the guys that made it all possible (sumthin' like saurik).
you download one of the distros from the net (you can find em all on osx86 wiki) and do an install, like you would install a linux or windows. you can even dual boot. Only problem, are the drivers, so you gotta grab a hang of things before you can choose the good ones, but if you know your specs, it shouldn't be hard, since there is a list of available drivers on the install screen.

I have had some trouble with nvidia 7300, so i found aditional drivers on the net for example.
there is a pretty big community of people using this, so it shouldn't be hard finding any advice on the net. you can even ask me if you don't understand something.

keep in mind that no osx86 pc will ever work as good as a native imac, but hay, at least yu got yourself a good working and reliable osx  system.
this is really good for you ios coders out there ;)
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2011, 01:41:02 AM »
My dell 1525 is a hackintosh as well as my other old desktop. both run 100% :)
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2011, 02:39:17 AM »
what i meant by "it can never work 100%" is that you can make the same spec pc as some mac, but it will never work as good as that native mac.
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2011, 03:18:06 AM »
Well for my standards it works pretty awesome!
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2011, 03:50:14 AM »
I know, i wouldn't have used it for so long if i didn't like it.
But from a Mac user point of view, you need to buy one to really love it xD
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2011, 04:13:34 AM »
this PC is an AMD though...
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2011, 03:57:37 PM »
@Alavi.....If I give u my full sepcs, could u tell me if this would work?
And what specs r we talking about? I've been wantig to do this for ages, but I'm to lasy :D.

So, can u help :D

Thnx!
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2011, 04:30:01 PM »
no, i cannot.
it can work on almost anything, YOU need to find out how.
Try different drivers from list, reinstall and reinstall until you get it to work. google is your friend.
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2011, 05:37:10 PM »
Ubuntu!!
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2011, 07:30:05 PM »
Bah.....2 lazy here....i'm better of buying a Mac :))....probably would end up f'in up everything :P
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 08:00:10 PM »
Well the hackintosh is decently difficult to get working due to the unreliable distros and more importantly, drivers!  However if you're looking for a very good Windows replacement try Ubuntu, it's very easy to setup and use, and much much faster.
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2011, 12:16:47 AM »
idk, for me hackintosh worked a bit better than ubuntu 10.4
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Re: OS X 86 aka Hackintosh
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2011, 05:50:47 PM »
I'm working on two hacktintosh
- Acer Aspire One (100% working except wifi.. a new pcicard is coming)
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