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Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Norfolk, VA, US
Re: Best config to turn into a Hackintosh? - 03-03-2009, 04:06 AM
First of all, I'd like to point out that we have a completely lovely OSX forum here. Secondly, if you look up in the upper right hand corner, there is a search function here. Most of your questions can be answered by using it.
Now then, to answer some of the basic questions that I picked up on.....
The 8GB SSD is BARELY enough for the OS. To get it to install you need to clean a LOT of stuff out of it. If you're using a legal retail disc or image created from your legal retail disc (which is the only install source you'll find support for on this forum), an 8GB install is pretty damned difficult. I'd say for practical purposes, the 16GB is the bare minimum. A full install w/ all of the languages and driver support is around 12GB.
You'll definitely want the 2GB of RAM option. Get it aftermarket from NewEgg or the like and save money. Dell wants WAY too much money for the memory upgrades.
The reason you can't get an XP Machine w/ a large SSD from Dell is because of a contractual agreement b/t Dell and Micro$oft. I don't know the specifics, but what does it matter if you're loading OSX anyway.
The camera works, the bluetooth is hit and miss.
Lastly, for those of you that have not ordered yet, do yourselves a favor. Order from the Dell Outlet or find a reputable eBay seller. New orders from Dell are looking to be 30 days PLUS from order date to shipping date. Some people are getting them sooner, but on the whole they're taking forever.
Anything I didn't answer, I'm sorry....but, again, check the OSX forum for all of you OSX needs.
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