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Default Where next for Hackintoshes? - 06-27-2011, 06:07 PM

So it looks as though we're reaching the end of the road as far as Mini 9 and Mini 10v Hackintoshes go... they might never be able to properly run 10.6.8 and they certainly won't be able to run 10.7 at all. Are there any machines on the market that still make good, reliable Hackintoshes? Are there any that run Lion? Or is it time to finally admit defeat and start slowly saving for that MacBook Air?


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Default 06-27-2011, 08:55 PM

Look at the Dell Lattitude if you want to keep Hackintoshing-
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Default 06-28-2011, 01:15 AM

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So it looks as though we're reaching the end of the road as far as Mini 9 and Mini 10v Hackintoshes go...
Lion has a lot more 64-bit only codes now, moving to 64-bit processor is the logical choice.


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Default 06-29-2011, 01:38 PM

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So it looks as though we're reaching the end of the road as far as Mini 9 and Mini 10v Hackintoshes go... they might never be able to properly run 10.6.8 and they certainly won't be able to run 10.7 at all. Are there any machines on the market that still make good, reliable Hackintoshes? Are there any that run Lion? Or is it time to finally admit defeat and start slowly saving for that MacBook Air?
My Latitude 2100 upgraded to 10.6.8 without issue using NBI 20100616212351. I did have to reinstall the old GMA kext from NBI 0.8.3 to enable mirrored external video, but that's all.

10.7 is another beast entirely, but since I don't have a touchscreen I probably won't feel left out as the iPad interface seems to be the most touted feature in Lion.


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Default 07-01-2011, 01:03 AM

I am really infatuated with OSX I guess I can start all over again with Lion and try it on my XPS1340. Or should I spend US$989 on a LAT6320 (iQM67 CHIPSET with INTEL hd 3000)?

Not for gaming use, just day to day use and not spending any money on antivirus/antimalware.

What do you guys think?


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Default 07-06-2011, 06:22 PM

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I am really infatuated with OSX I guess I can start all over again with Lion and try it on my XPS1340. Or should I spend US$989 on a LAT6320 (iQM67 CHIPSET with INTEL hd 3000)?

Not for gaming use, just day to day use and not spending any money on antivirus/antimalware.

What do you guys think?
I think you should spend $999 on a Macbook Air and be done with it. Seriously, if you dump that much $$$, you should go and buy the real thing.
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Default 07-06-2011, 06:24 PM

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I think you should spend $999 on a Macbook Air and be done with it. Seriously, if you dump that much $$$, you should go and buy the real thing.
What he said. There's no point going through the potential issues that Hackintoshing can have if you're prepared to spend enough to get a genuine Mac.


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Default 07-07-2011, 01:32 AM

Well I have to admit that may well be my next move as far as a netbook goes. Even a 13" MBP, although I still use (and love) my 10v even though I stopped at 10.5.8.


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Default 07-16-2011, 05:47 PM

I do realise that I am posting in the Mac OS X Discussion thread, but I would just like to suggest to anyone with a Mini 10v who feels that they have reached the end of the road so far as Hackintoshing is concerned, but who still wants to have fun, that they give Linux, or more specifically the latest release of Ubuntu (11.04) a try.

I have recently installed it on mine, and was actually quite surprised how everything (including mobile broadband!) just worked 'straight out of the box, as it were.

If anyone is interested in further discussions on this subject, then I suggest that we continue them in the Linux section of the Forum.

Enjoy!


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Default 08-03-2011, 06:28 PM

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I think you should spend $999 on a Macbook Air and be done with it. Seriously, if you dump that much $$$, you should go and buy the real thing.
What do you mean buy for "the real thing"? People by nature experiment things and when they think they've done something special, there is a tendency to share it out of the goodness of their hearts.

Besides, one day I will get bored being a zombie for Steve Jobs, crave for flexibility and yearn for a better OS. (i.e. Honeycomb, Windows8 or a Lion)


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