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Default The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 03:51 PM

Since I am a Mac guy (and I work for Dell which is totally hilarious to me), I regularly check out The Unofficial Apple Weblog at http://www.tuaw.com. There is a new post on the that site this morning by Steven Sande that goes through installing Leopard on the Mini 9. I am not affiliated with them at all what-so-ever. Just wanted to spread some knowledge. Enjoy.

http://www.tuaw.com/2008/10/09/the-litt ... rd-laptop/


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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 05:18 PM

OK. Not such a great way to do this. This is from http://www.insanelymac.com.

This is an extremely easy way to get OS X Leopard on the Mini 9 using a retail install DVD.

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php? ... 363&st=345


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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 05:44 PM

How are either of these methods better than the method first poted on the main page here?
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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 07:13 PM

Read both posts. The first is the hard way to do it. The second post shows how to use a retail copy of Leopard that you may already own to do the install. No need to download a 4GB customized iso of Leopard off of a torrent site.

I also wanted to show that this is something that a lot of people are doing. And some are taking the time to document their efforts.


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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 07:29 PM

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Read both posts. The first is the hard way to do it. The second post shows how to use a retail copy of Leopard that you may already own to do the install. No need to download a 4GB customized iso of Leopard off of a torrent site.

I also wanted to show that this is something that a lot of people are doing. And some are taking the time to document their efforts.
Hard is something I saw someone else mention, but I can't see what's hard about it, it really couldn't be any easier.

How is it hard?
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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 09:11 PM

Hard for a Mac user is easy for a Windows user.

Remember, we like hacking the registry and using the command line to fix things. If we didn't we'd already own a Mac :mrgreen:


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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 09:15 PM

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Hard for a Mac user is easy for a Windows user.

Remember, we like hacking the registry and using the command line to fix things. If we didn't we'd already own a Mac :mrgreen:
In all seriousness someone else had mentioned that on another forum.

I looked at the steps and it isn't any easier, it's the same or even more difficult, but it may very well be that it's a better method due to the end result, and I'd like to know how.
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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-09-2008, 11:08 PM

Hi - first of all, thanks OneFish2 for the post about my how-to on TUAW.com. I'm the author, and I did it as an exercise to show people just how easy it is to set up OS X on a Mini 9. While it's possible and actually quite easy, I'm not sure it's really the best OS for a device with a small screen like this. If it were set up more like an iPhone it would be great!

Still, it was a fun exercise and not that hard to do. I don't think "my method", which was actually the exact method discussed on UNEASYsilence, is actually that much more "difficult" than the one that Kai Cherry is touting in the comments on TUAW. The method I discuss requires that you burn and load a DVD from an ISO image found on a torrent site, then add a couple of kexts from a CD (or flash drive). Kai's method (from InsanelyMac) requires an original Mac OS X DVD (which I bought, BTW) plus a CD. In either case, it's easy as hell to get OS X installed.

Next move? I'm going to try Ubuntu Netbook Remix.

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Default Re: The Little Leopard Laptop - A how-to post on tuaw.com - 10-10-2008, 02:31 AM

I love TUAW. I must check it out about 10 times a day. One of the best Mac news and information sites in my opinion.


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