Dell Mini 9 OS X Discussion Discussion for installing and setting up Mac OS X on the Dell Mini and Vostro A90

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Default batterie time? anything that dowsn't work? - 02-05-2010, 07:11 AM

I just thought about installing OS X on my Mini 9 (32Gb SSD). The most important thing for me is how long the bbatterie lastst. has anyone made a comparisson between Windows and OS X?
Also I just read that the internal microphone does not work with OS X? I that true?
Is there anything else that does not work with OS X?

Dell Mini 9 (Vostro A90), 32GB SuperTalent SSD, 2GB RAM, Win 7 pro
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Default 02-05-2010, 03:37 PM

OS X should not give you worse battery life than windows.

I have OS X and Ubuntu right now, the battery times seem similar on the stock battery. ~4 hours just light browsing with wifi, lowered brightness, and other local tasks. Windows 7 I've tried in the past, seems to also be about the same. If I play video/flash I get ~2.5-3.

Correct, there is no mic support with the latest Netbook Installer. However, you can get all audio to work fine with the following assuming you are running 10.6.2:
Dell Mini 9 Audio with Microphone without VoodooHDA (Snow 10.6.2)

As for anything else... um.. hibernate? That's about all I can think of..
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Default 02-05-2010, 03:44 PM

If "what doesn't work" is a concern from the get go, I might suggest not doing OSX. I love my mini9 and "it all works" but it takes fuddling and it's not "supposed to" in Apples opinion, and its a smaller community... if you don't sincerely want OSX why bother?

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Default 02-05-2010, 11:52 PM

Boot Camp and Hibernation do not work.

Mini 9 | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB Runcore | 2 GIGS RAM
10V | OS X 10.6.7 | NBI 20100616212351 |BIOS 06|160 GB|1 GIG RAM| 6 Cell Dell Battery
Functioning Hibernation

Back up Mini 9| OS X 10.6.7| NBI 20100616212351| BIOS 05 | 32 GB SuperTalent | 2 GIGS RAM
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