- September 23, 2008 at 7:23 am #2402
I recently discovered the OS X 86 world, and have successfully installed Mac OS X (Leopard) onto my desktop PC. It was one of the most frustrating experiences EVER in trying to get all the drivers, fixes, patches etc. working correctly, but I have to say, I am loving it totally! In the end it was worth it.
The most important components are (in order) the motherboard and video card. Get components with good support and the rest is easy. I didn’t know anything about OS X 86 at the time, but I just happened to choose a highly-compatible motherboard :cool
Bye, bye, Vista… I will only use you to play games from now on.
This is my rig:
Intel Q6600 @333×9, default voltage
A-Data 4GB DDR2
WD 34GB Raptor
Hitachi 160GBSeptember 24, 2008 at 10:18 pm #2403
Hey Kai welcome to the wonderful world of OSX (although you’re still qualifying for semi-pro because you don’t own this beautiful expensive piece of hardware called a Mac) >:D.
I recently re-installed the Sony Vaio laptop of my wife with Vista….what a pain ! 20 drivers/sony software to install (webcam, sound,video, fingerprint reader…) each time the dumb system asks you to confirm that you want to run the program, confirm you allow installation to ask you in the end if it has correctly installed itself…
No wonder why I have 2 macs 🙂September 25, 2008 at 6:34 am #2404
Heh, yes it is indeed a wonderful Mac world! I haven’t took a peep at Vista since working out the Kalyway installation on my Q6600/EP35-DS3L set up. Of course, getting it set up involved numerous reformats, lots of headaches, learning curve, etc. I even managed to completely destroy at least 2 hard drive partitions. :idiot… so, sleepless nights abound, but the result is well worth it 🙂
That’s where this new wonderful product called EFI-X comes in: the device plugs into a USB header on your motherboard which for all intents and purposes turns your PC into a Mac. The HCL is short though, and best chances are (no surprise) a selection of Gigabyte mobos.
A Macbook Pro has suddenly shot up to the top of our “wanted” PC list. Two weeks ago it was not even on our radar!September 25, 2008 at 7:48 pm #2405
There are rumors that the actual MBP line will be renewed by Apple in the next month or so, it’s better to wait if you plan to buy one IMHO.
The only drawback with mine is that it’s hotter than hell.September 25, 2008 at 10:03 pm #2406
Oh, I see, thanks for the info. I wasn’t planning on buying any time soon.. at least not until either the T43 or Shuttle SN45G dies, and it’s not looking likely.
Currently attempting to load Leopard on to the T43 🙂
http://www.kooty.net/2008/05/install-ma … nkpad-t43/September 25, 2008 at 10:13 pm #2407
😮 wouhou ! seems tricky indeed, good luck :thumbsupSeptember 25, 2008 at 11:14 pm #2408
I booted into the installation screen no problem, but I decided not to go further as my TP needs repairs at Lenovo. Only a month left on my warranty, so after I get it back I will attempt to install Mac OS X on it again.
An IBM Thinkpad.. running Apple Mac OS X… fantasic!October 12, 2008 at 1:57 am #2409
I finally got my T43 repaired – they changed out the system board and found a defect with my Wifi card that I did not even know about.
Time to try hackintosh’ing this T43!October 13, 2008 at 7:00 pm #2410
Maybe some new MBPs this wednesday :angel (in case you want to switch your T43 for the real deal ;D). I can’t wait to see them ! (my bank account can wait on the other hand… :'()October 14, 2008 at 8:57 am #2411
Yeah, I’m going to give up on hackintoshing my T43. Mostly everything works, but my wifi only connects to open hotspots. WEP protected ones don’t work which is a PITA…
I’m eagerly awaiting the new MBs too. Blu-Ray? new casing… faster graphics… should be good!
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