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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computrius
Member since:
2006-03-26

Sweet Thom Holwerda is giving free Hardware to anyone who ask :

- Mouse
- Keyboard
- LCD screen

Are all on him he got a source to get them for free for anyone who ask ... Or maybe you need to use a secret code at is unamed dutch favorite vendor.


Even still. He has essentially built a mac mini for $400 less than what the mac mini costs. Even if you do buy a monitor your still $100-$200 in the green.

Edited 2009-05-27 02:40 UTC

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puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

Even still. He has essentially built a mac mini for $400 less than what the mac mini costs.


a current mac mini will totally destroy thoms machine. an single atom roughly compares to an g4 running at 2/3 the ghz. his double core 1,6 ghz atom with a lousy gma 950 and without hyperthreading will be somewhere between the last g4 minis and the first single core intel minis. and the used price of this macs (see: www.mac2sell.net) is comparable to what he paid for his new pc. i still feel tempted to use this to replace my loud emac, but it's not that obvious that it's the best alternative for a small, cheap, silent not-so-powerful mac:

+ you can use a 3,5 '' harddisk which will be much faster and cheaper than the 2,5 '' used in the mac mini
- sleep doesn't work
- you'll have to reinstall drivers after every update

Edited 2009-05-27 08:36 UTC

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

You're totally right of course, and I'm not saying this machine is somehow a good Mac Mini alternative. This is just an experiment to show how easy it is to make your own Mac. I chose to build an Atom machine because 1) dual-core Atom 330 is rare and teh awesome, 2) it's cheap.

Also note that the Mac Mini probably draws a buttload more power.

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