I'm a student attending secondary school (called College in New Zealand).
I'm wanting to take my Hackintoshed Mini 10v along with me next year, preferably with some anti-theft software installed (just incase the laptop decides to take a walk-about).
Poking around in the BIOS, I noticed that Dell have included the COMPUTRACE security software.
After doing some Googling, I found that the software communicates between the BIOS (nicknamed the 'Persistence Module') and the installed monitoring application ('Computrace Application Agent').
I understand that the software does still function without the BIOS/Software communication, although it can be easily removed by a thief if the OS or Hard Drive is reinstalled.
Would the Mac software work (including BIOS to Software communication), given the BIOS/EFI differences between the Mini 10v and a 'real' Mac?
I assumed that since the Computrace software is already installed (in the BIOS) it would be the best option, but I'm not sure if it would work.
If it looks like it's not going to work, what are some other options for security and theft recovery?
I'm running Leopard (soon to be upgraded to Snowy) in a single-boot config.
Thanks for any replies.