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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Performance
by 3rdalbum on Wed 27th May 2009 05:33 UTC
3rdalbum
Member since:
2008-05-26

My concern is, how did that rig perform?

I've used OS X on a Macbook Air; it has an ultra-low-power mobile Core 2 Duo. The performance of the operating system was kinda pathetic on this machine.

How would a dual-core Atom with 533MHz RAM perform? Ubuntu isn't too snappy on the single-core Atom with HT; I'm using a Foxconn 45GS motherboard. I imagine OS X would be quite annoying to use on your hackintosh.

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RE: Performance
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 27th May 2009 05:41 in reply to "Performance"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, it's no speed demon, obviously.

Still, this Mac OS X thing was supposed to be a gimmick only, just for this article and to see how easy it was. This machine's eventual goal was to replace my Pentium 4 box as my new media centre (so with Windows 7).

Now I'm kinda in doubt as to what to do with it :/.

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RE: Performance
by puenktchen on Wed 27th May 2009 08:40 in reply to "Performance"
puenktchen Member since:
2007-07-27

I've used OS X on a Macbook Air; it has an ultra-low-power mobile Core 2 Duo. The performance of the operating system was kinda pathetic on this machine.


i'd blame the hard drive and not the processor.

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