posted by Thom Holwerda on Thu 15th Jan 2009 21:31 UTC
Test-Freaks reviews the EFi-X USB V1, a boot processing unit that implements a working version of EFI, allowing you to, among other things, boot Mac OS X Leopard without modifying anything. In other words, there's no hacking involved. The caveat: there's a HCL. They conclude: "I have had the opportunity of reviewing a multitude of items over the past two years and the EFiX is one of the most unique and exciting products that I have encountered. It works as advertised and could not be any simpler to install and setup. Using a store bought copy of Leopard, I was able to get up and running in under an hour. By using recommended hardware from the hardware compatibility list the user can build a Mac as powerful as even the highest end Mac Pro models. The EFi-X USB V1 seems to be an evolving product as the makers add new features with each subsequent firmware upgrade. If you want to build a machine capable of running OS X, Windows and Linux on one platform, then the EFi-X USB V1 is the solution."