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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RE: missleading title
by Liquidator on Wed 27th May 2009 05:08 UTC in reply to "missleading title"
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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"
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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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RE[3]: missleading title
by Liquidator on Wed 27th May 2009 06:56 in reply to "RE[2]: missleading title"
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2007-03-04

If in the future, Macs have a verification chip that communicate with OS X using strong encryption, it's gonna be ever harder for hackers to circumvent this protection and to emulate the genuine chip.

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