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Default OSX question - 04-03-2010, 06:00 PM

Hi guys,
Appologies for what i'm about to ask, I already fear the worst but I wanted to check incase of any software / hack developments.

I've recently been offered what I think is a dell mini 10 by a store owner friend who can give it to me for a very low price.
I haven't seen the laptop so can't confirm if it's the 'v' varient and right now my only means of Internet is the edge connection on my iPhone.

The only reason I would buy a mini is so that I can put a store bought copy of OSX on it. Is it still a no no?

I appreciate any replies, I would do research myself but edge iphoe surfing isn't the most convient. I also need to decide if I'd like my friend to buy the laptop for me to buy from him on Tuesday!

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Default 04-03-2010, 08:15 PM

The 10v is the only Mini 10 that OS X works on.
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Default 04-03-2010, 08:19 PM

Thats what I expected.

Thanks for the reply!
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Cool 04-03-2010, 09:51 PM

WRONG....Snow Leopard CAN be loaded on the Mini 10 takes some dong, but it WILL work

Dell mini 10 meet Snow Leopard

PS. Welcome to the forum.....

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Default 04-04-2010, 01:14 AM

if you don't want to spend lots of time getting the 10 to work on osx, then get the 10v. i just got mine today, and im loving my triple boot!
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Default 04-04-2010, 02:04 PM

Hey hey, I didn't expect that!

I've got some thinking to do now. I'm pretty sure the netbook my friend has saved for me is just the Mini 10.
(It's old, damaged stock which has been knocking around for some time... some guy tried to steal it but failed, only damaging the kingston lock hole.)
Now - do I spend £99 on this netbook and hope that I myself, a mac and indeed hackingtosh noob can crack it?

Just for the record, I am a great supporter of Apple and all that they do... my money situation at the moment is appaling so can't afford a proper mac! I can however offer support by purchasing a geniune copy of Leopard from my local Apple store!

In terms of performance and general likeness to a mac - is the mini 10 as good as a 10v?

I am tempted to shell out for a 10v however quick searches on my iphone reveal that dell uk only have the blue and green ones left and elsewhere they retail at around £229.
Still £229 for a mac is bloody good! I just wonder if my student life can cope!

Lastly... the ipad?! Choices choices!

Thanks for the replies and the welcome!

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