Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 20:56 UTC
Mac OS X Getting Mac OS X up and running on a computer without an Apple label has always been a bit of a hassle. You needed customised Mac OS X disks, updates would ruin all your hard work, and there was lots of fiddling with EFI and the likes. Ever since the release of boot-132, this is no longer the case. Read on for how setting up a "Hack"intosh really is as easy as 1, 3, 2.
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missleading title
by poundsmack on Tue 26th May 2009 21:33 UTC
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Member since:
2005-07-13

Until its proven that the EULA is, or isn't, leagaly binding (and your country enforces that ruling), then Apple could theoretically still sue. This is more so the case state side (USA) where you can sue someone for virtually any reason.

That aside, I like the article.

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RE: missleading title
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 21:48 in reply to "missleading title"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You forgot that I labeled the computer with an Apple logo. Problem solved ;) .

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RE[2]: missleading title
by poundsmack on Tue 26th May 2009 22:05 in reply to "RE: missleading title"
poundsmack Member since:
2005-07-13

haha touche. now to really drill the legality in, try calling apple up and insisting on getting an Apple Care subscription for the rig ;) . see how long it takes the tech to hang up on you (one of my personal favorite games with Dell tech's).

..on a side note (and i mean side note, as in nothing ot do with the article). Call Dell up some time and insist you have one of their machines (with no lables) and that you cant get teh graphics card ot install correctly, even though you ahve followed the instructions to the letter. ...to save you from a long rant, the end result is that the desktop is actually a toaster and your "installing" of the graphics card is putting it in and pressing the down button to begin the toasting process.

I spent over 2 hours on the phone with a Dell tech named "Steve" (with no last name mind you), reiterating my problem over and over in different ways getting "slightly closer to having it work" with each attempt. "I spell burning and I don't seem to be able to get on the internet now, is it suposed to do that?". Ah drunk dialing Dell. THATS WHAT YOU GET FOR MAKING ME GO THROUGH THE WHOLE SCRIPT AND NOT ESCALATING MY ISSUE EVEN THOUGH I HAVE THE HIGEST SUPORT CONTRACT AVALIBLE FOR MY SERVER. ALL YOU HAD TO DO WAS SEND ME A NEW MOBO!

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.......wait wasn't this an Apple article? I guess I should put something intersting. I personally enjoy OSX on my MSI Wind laptop. For anyone with am MSI Wind see here for resources on getting OSX effortlessly on your Wind: http://forums.msiwind.net/mac/

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RE[2]: missleading title
by Phloptical on Wed 27th May 2009 04:25 in reply to "RE: missleading title"
Phloptical Member since:
2006-10-10

You forgot that I labeled the computer with an Apple logo. Problem solved ;) .


LOL. Might as well....it's the same thing, without the $1,000+ "cool"-factor tax.

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RE[2]: missleading title
by Liquidator on Wed 27th May 2009 05:21 in reply to "RE: missleading title"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

LOL...OSNews is based in the US. I would be worried about posting such an article, I think that's crossing the line ;)

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RE: missleading title
by Liquidator on Wed 27th May 2009 05:08 in reply to "missleading title"
Liquidator Member since:
2007-03-04

An technically: until OS X detects that this configuration doesn't include a specific device that Macs have (ex. a chip). This is probably Apple was searching for engineers specialized in manufacturing chips a while back.

But I'd be more interested in installing Vista on an iMac. Take the best of both worlds ;)

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RE[2]: missleading title
by Traumflug on Wed 27th May 2009 06:42 in reply to "RE: missleading title"
Traumflug Member since:
2008-05-22

Actually, Mac OS X does detect the hardware configuration. But the detection is apparently through EFI only, and boot-132 replaces EFI with a version emulating the required hardware keys.

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