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Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: United States
03-30-2010, 07:36 PM
Let's put it this way... there have been more success stories than failures.
Be sure to create a backup and then follow the directions carefully and you should not have any problems. I upgraded 2 netbooks with .8.4RC1 and OSX 10.6.3 and know of countless friends and forum members who have done so as well.
Be patient and follow the directions and you will be fine. Also, backup!! People usually skip this step and then whine and moan if they screw up their install.
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Join Date: Mar 2009
03-31-2010, 01:34 AM
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Hampshire
03-31-2010, 02:25 PM
I would observe that if the thought of a software update scares you, you should not be running a "hackintosh" in the first place. One of the unfortunate side-effects of guides and easy tools is that some people find it too simple and get in over their heads. I see this with TiVo hacking as well - people who run "scripts" or buy "pre-hacked" boxes then are lost when something goes wrong.
With hackintoshing in particular, OS X is a moving target and Apple has a long history of making changes that break non-Apple software. It's not that they (usually) do it deliberately, it's just that they don't give a damn and throw things over the wall. Apple certainly doesn't lift a finger to help hackintoshers and I'm sure they lose no sleep if something they do breaks hackintoshes.
In my opinion, you should not attempt hackintoshing if you can't accept the risk of something going very wrong.
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Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Los Angeles
03-31-2010, 07:07 PM
But that's what my IT friends are for.
Barter system. And I might just learn something along the way.
My wife and I both have minis running OSX nicely and I just don't want to rock the boat unless there is a good reason to update the OS.
Join Date: Oct 2009
04-01-2010, 06:38 AM
big reason i discovered if you cross platform code html/java script stuff like that, file structures are now recognised on both platforms. good reason to go 6.3. as before i found it was a complete pain for a windows DW to recognise resources built on SL. or so the Apple bug fixers say as i haven't tried it yet..
I did some images a few weeks ago on my Mactbook, then nested them in a MouseOver script, you think IE could find them, only until i discovered each image had some kind of hexadecimal looking value #16504 that had to be attached could i get it to run. (any one else had that?)
i really hope that's fixed.
sorry that's not much of an answer to your question though, but it does show that an OS is a kind of work in progress process, updates get you to the latest and 'best' working formula.
if you don't feel happy updating simple don't. what you actually do on your computer 9 times out of 10 dictates if you need update or not, I like updating my Mini for the fun of bug fixing, sadly not much to report on 6.3 yeah had the no audio until re boot prob, but that wasn't anything to write home about
for example in the Mac world some people wont go past OSX.5.6 thinking it's the best update for Leopard.
I kinda agree with holmes4 and kinda not..
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