Linked by David Adams on Thu 30th Oct 2014 16:33 UTC
Mac OS X Those who are eager to try out OS X Yosemite on any compatible Intel-based PC can follow a simple guide to install the same using UniBeast tool. The UniBeast tool creates a bootable installer via downloaded version of OS X Yosemite.
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Been there, done that!
by yousif on Thu 30th Oct 2014 17:39 UTC
yousif
Member since:
2014-10-30

Mine is running fine so far:

Intel Core-i7 4770k
GA-Z87-D3HP
Nvidia GTX 750ti
Yosemite 10.10
8GB RAM

Had some issues with sound but google-ing online would help! ;)

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RE: Been there, done that!
by hussam on Thu 30th Oct 2014 19:16 UTC in reply to "Been there, done that!"
hussam Member since:
2006-08-17

Mine is running fine so far:

Intel Core-i7 4770k
GA-Z87-D3HP
Nvidia GTX 750ti
Yosemite 10.10
8GB RAM

Had some issues with sound but google-ing online would help! ;)

Can you get 10.10.xx updates this way? or only major releases?

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RE[2]: Been there, done that!
by tpaws on Fri 31st Oct 2014 01:06 UTC in reply to "RE: Been there, done that!"
tpaws Member since:
2006-06-02

I just upgraded my Hackintosh to Yosemite from Mavericks, and previously from Mountain Lion to Mavericks. Very simple. Updates have never been a problem. Just check in on your favorite Hackintosh site to be aware of any potential issues.

My Hackintosh is a hobby and entertainment machine and runs flawlessly. I also want a tower but can't justify the cost of a Mac Pro, although if it was for my business I would buy one in a heartbeat. We have 3 older Macs. My wifes 2007 Macbook is soon to be replaced. She just needs to decide between a new Macbook Pro or Macbook Air. Also soon a new Mac Mini for a family computer for the grandkids (and soon great grandkids) visits.

Intel Core i5 Haswell 3.09GHz
GA-h87m-D3H
Nvidia GT 640
Crucial M4 256 CT256M4SSD GB SSD
8 GB RAM Mushkin DDR3 Silverline
2 ea 1TB Western Digital HDDs

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How to Become a Millionaire
by jazman777 on Thu 30th Oct 2014 20:17 UTC
jazman777
Member since:
2013-02-27

First, get a million dollars....

Likewise, "A fully functional Mac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later is required to download OS X Yosemite from Mac App Store and creating a UniBeast drive."

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RE: How to Become a Millionaire
by WorknMan on Thu 30th Oct 2014 21:28 UTC in reply to "How to Become a Millionaire"
WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Likewise, "A fully functional Mac running OS X Snow Leopard 10.6.8 or later is required to download OS X Yosemite from Mac App Store and creating a UniBeast drive."


LOL, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? If I had a fully functional Mac, WTF would I need a Hackintosh for?

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RE[2]: How to Become a Millionaire
by karunko on Thu 30th Oct 2014 22:04 UTC in reply to "RE: How to Become a Millionaire"
karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

LOL, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? If I had a fully functional Mac, WTF would I need a Hackintosh for?

Let's see:

1) Yosemite wouldn't run on your current Mac (e.g. 2007 Mac Mini);

2) You want better hardware but:

2a) You don't want an all-in-one;

2b) You don't want a notebook;

2c) You certainly don't want to spend over 3K for a "proper" desktop computer;

Plenty of good reasons, no? Okay, maybe you don't see the value proposition in there, but don't knock it "just because".

Side note: why linking to this article and not to the always up to date guide at the official site? (http://www.tonymacx86.com/445-unibeast-install-os-x-yosemite-any-su...)


RT.

Edited 2014-10-30 22:05 UTC

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

Plenty of good reasons, no?


No. If Apple doesn't want to sell me something I want, I bother with them?

I value the companies that want to keep me happy.

If the big boys club don't let me in, there are other clubs to get into.

For many times since the mid-90's I had the opportunity to buy an Apple, and not having the hardware configuration I want, always led me to reward other vendors.

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karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

For many times since the mid-90's I had the opportunity to buy an Apple, and not having the hardware configuration I want, always led me to reward other vendors.

That's okay, but some people still value OS X and the whole Apple ecosystem (rightly or wrongly is beside the point here).

Also, an Hackintosh can run OS X and anything else you throw at it -- Mavericks and FreeBSD for me (with FreeBSD playing the role of the "main" OS on that computer).


RT.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

That's okay, but some people still value OS X and the whole Apple ecosystem


And they show it by defrauding Apple in hardware sales.

Nice way to show how much those people value the Apple ecosystem.

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karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

"That's okay, but some people still value OS X and the whole Apple ecosystem

And they show it by defrauding Apple in hardware sales.

Nice way to show how much those people value the Apple ecosystem.
"
Sorry, but you're missing the point. I clearly stated that I have a Mac Mini from 2007 (and a souped up Mac Pro from 2008 that could run Yosemite but sits unused, so I didn't mention it). Others have said that they're Mac owners too, but with requirements not satisfied by what's on offer.

In other words: if Apple prefers to ignore them/us I'm not going to feel bad about building an Hackintosh which, if nothing else, proves that there's an interest for a proper desktop at "desktop prices" -- and let's not forget that Apple is still making money from us with iTunes, the App Store and possibly even iPhones and iPads.


RT.

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moondevil Member since:
2005-07-08

No, what everyone is saying to me, is that is fine to defraud Apple in hardware sales just because you happen to sometime in your customer life to have bought an Apple system.

That is just an excuse to defraud Apple.

I like Apple as ecosystem, but don't defraud them.

Their current hardware doesn't serve my needs in term of raw power (CPU/GPU), I go buy from other vendor a computer system that works for me.

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techweenie1 Member since:
2008-10-15

Agreed! They don't offer a proper desktop at any price point anymore, all their offering have everything integrated, there are no more PCIe slots on even their Mac Pro!!! That's unacceptable, I love their operating system and their "ecosytem" but I do not love their hardware offerings. If they offered something with 3 or more PCIe slots (with the ability to add newer video) a socketed processor and removable ram that was available in the $1,500 - $2000 range for the basic model I would gladly purchase something from their Hardware. That being said, my Hackintosh is not playing very nicely with Yosemite and being that it's an Ivy Bridge it cannot properly play any DRM video content from iTunes, which really sucks..in addition to iMessage/FaceTime is currently broke and I'm having major issues with certain USB devices when waking from sleep..... :/ I wish Apple offered me something that I wanted to pay for so I could avoid spending time trying to solve these problems but alas they don't... Also I'm using the Ozmosis Bootloader that is baked into a custom rom for my board (GA-Z77X-UD5H) it's pretty neat if you guys have editable nvram.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30


1) Yosemite wouldn't run on your current Mac (e.g. 2007 Mac Mini);


Then, still no luck as the appstore will block your download - even if you already purchased from another machine using the same account...

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karunko Member since:
2008-10-28

"
1) Yosemite wouldn't run on your current Mac (e.g. 2007 Mac Mini);

Then, still no luck as the appstore will block your download - even if you already purchased from another machine using the same account...
"
Correct, but Macs are not so uncommon these days and shouldn't be too difficult to find someone to do it for you, copy Yosemite.app to a USB stick and be done with it.


RT.

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henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

And that then turns from a legitimate download to a shady one.

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Thomas2005 Member since:
2005-11-07

…LOL, kind of defeats the purpose, doesn't it? If I had a fully functional Mac, WTF would I need a Hackintosh for?

Does a fully functional Mac let you choose the graphics you want or need? How about having multiple drives (optical, HDD, SSD) and expansion cards in a single case of your choosing? Your CPU choices are also limited.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Does a fully functional Mac let you choose the graphics you want or need? How about having multiple drives (optical, HDD, SSD) and expansion cards in a single case of your choosing? Your CPU choices are also limited.


Obviously, you missed the point. If I want to build a hackintosh, it's because I don't want to buy a Mac. But according to this article, if you want to build one, you need a Mac first.

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RE[4]: How to Become a Millionaire
by tf123 on Fri 31st Oct 2014 18:06 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: How to Become a Millionaire"
tf123 Member since:
2010-01-28

Or... you know... know how to use the Internet. FFS.

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Comment by judgen
by judgen on Fri 31st Oct 2014 13:46 UTC
judgen
Member since:
2006-07-12

Why would i want to do such a thing? The OS has lost its UI lustre, and the apps fells like old rehashes. The linux versions (i know that there is not a version of everything yet though) looks and work better or the same.

Feels rather pointless now to use an hackintosh.

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RE: Comment by judgen
by stardogchamp on Fri 31st Oct 2014 15:28 UTC in reply to "Comment by judgen"
stardogchamp Member since:
2009-10-18

Depends on what you're doing with your computer. If you're a musician, there are lots of reasons to use a OSX based machine. Most hardware (Midi controllers, keyboards, audio interfaces, mixing consoles) works out of the box and no to very little configuration is needed. If you run a studio, most of your customers will use OSX as well (almost all bands I know record their preproduction tracks on their Macbook Pros). Not all software DAWs run on Windows (and almost none on Linux).

I built a Hackintosh to record full length albums and I'm very happy with it. If I want to, I can still install Windows (but previous experiences with drivers and older hardware tell me I'm better off using OSX). If I can save 2'000 bucks by building a similarly powerful Hackintosh (including RAID, several hard drives, PCI soundcards, etc), I can either spend the rest on other hardware I need and/or want or just pay my rent with it.

Edited 2014-10-31 15:30 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by judgen
by ins0mniac on Sat 1st Nov 2014 00:23 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by judgen"
ins0mniac Member since:
2008-10-01

Or if your work involves DTP, graphics or video processing you're out of luck on Linux and OS X (hackintosh or not) it's still a better choice than Windows.

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RE[3]: Comment by judgen
by Johann Chua on Sun 2nd Nov 2014 03:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by judgen"
Johann Chua Member since:
2005-07-22

Since when was WINDOWS better for DTP than Mac OS X?

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Has anyone tried this in a VM?
by Alfman on Fri 31st Oct 2014 16:15 UTC
Alfman
Member since:
2011-01-28

If so, what VM, and how was the experience?

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

If so, what VM, and how was the experience?


Have not done it with Yosemite, but I did with Mavericks and Leopard and it works fine for the most part - no reason to think it would be different with Yosemite. It is a little slower of course, but not much different from what you would expect with Windows in the same scenario. I used VirtualBox but you can do it with VMWare too from what I have read.

It depends on what you are doing to be honest. If all you want it for is to do a bit of development and compile/sign apps using xcode its fine. Its not supported, but practically speaking it works.

On the other hand if you want to run Photoshop, do AV processing, gaming, or anything that needs a GPU or very fast processing/IO, your much better off with a hackintosh or a real mac.

Anyway, the installation process is pretty involved if you are doing it from official media (i.e. the original Apple DMG image). On the other hand there are ready-to-run pre-installed images on the intertubes if you feel like looking...

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quackalist Member since:
2007-08-27

I've got Yosemite running as VM under VMware though it needs hacking...it works, but it's slow and kludge and not worth the bother. Perhaps, this will get sorted or it might just be my end.

Updated VMware and now find it doesn't boot. Not sure If I'll bother re-hacking or just delete the VM. Pity as I have a Mac Air and use Mac's at a community arts thing. Hackentosh seems to be the way.

Edited 2014-11-02 02:04 UTC

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Comment by Anonymous Penguin
by Anonymous Penguin on Sun 2nd Nov 2014 21:36 UTC
Anonymous Penguin
Member since:
2005-07-06

I must protest. Tonymac "steals" (sorry I meant "borrows) the work of legit developers without even giving credit. At InsanelyMac we are creating (it should be ready very soon) an installer which will give all credits to the developers whose work we use.

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