Hackintosh options for the Macbook Nano?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Macinposh, Oct 17, 2007.

  1. Macinposh macrumors 6502a

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    So,say.

    If I utterly hypotethically would be in the market for a 10-12" thin and suave laptop as the apple has managed not to make a replacement for iBook/Powerbook 12" where should I look?

    Like if I would be hypotethically evil villain that would try to install Os X on it?
    Like, I wont,because it is criminal and against the Eula.

    What brands and models would I be looking at if,like,I wouldn´t be the epithome of morals and integrity?

    What kind of problems would that critter of decay and vile encounter if he would be temped to take such an daunting task? Would that said computer be usable for a bit of work,or would the sinner have to pay for his deeds?

    Like,would He encounter driver problems and stuff?


    Cheers.
     
  2. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    I would imagine that asking the question of which PC laptop to try and install OS X on would not be a popular one on here.

    Why not just buy a MacBook? They're not much bigger than 12".

    And I would imagine that would-be perpetrator of this evil theoretical hypothesis would encounter nothing but troubles. It's not something that even the most evil person I know would tackle.

    Putting an advanced OS on a piece of junk like a PC just doesn't make sense to me.

    Cheers.
     
  3. speakerwizard macrumors 68000

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    "Why not just buy a MacBook? They're not much bigger than 12"."
    in fact they are slimmer and shorter due to the widescreen, so overall probably no difference at all.
     
  4. Macinposh thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They are that infamous 1" too big..

    That person just might have his carryaround work system literally fitted aroud that 12" and going bigger would have to make a lot of adjustments that he wished he not undertake.
    Even in the face of that daunting sinister task..

    Ho,ho! Have worked with PCs too,and yes they are grim tools,but still sometimes they are Ok. Let´s not be prejudistic!
     
  5. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

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    A macbook/iMac/any apple computer is a PC
     
  6. tersono macrumors 68000

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    1. It's a fairly complex process installing OSX on a non-Mac computer
    2. Few peecee laptops are completely compatible - video problems are fairly common
    3. Even if you DO find a laptop that's compatible (I did - albeit I was lucky -it was a machine I use for Windows/Linux and I was just curious whether it would work), you're relying on a hacked version of OS X which may have other problems
    4. Software update could break at any time
    5. Rosetta problems abound - even with machines that are, in theory, Rosetta-compatible IME
    6. You're buying into a whole world of hurt. If you want a Mac, buy a Mac. The MacBook range is very compact, beautifully built and a real pleasure to use. They're not really any bigger than the old 12" powerbooks, just a different shape. If you're relying on the machine to 'just work' it makes no sense to run something that - at best - could wind up needing a lot of care and nursing.
     
  7. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Lets not be pedantic. You know what I mean.
     
  8. Trepex macrumors 6502a

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    No really. In the conventional definition, a PC is a non-Mac...
     
  9. vanmacguy macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly, thank you.
     
  10. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    Problems (Just the one's that scream out at me that you might be concerned with, there are more but if it's only hypothetical they're not worth going into :p)
    1. Major one: Breaks EULA in a very bad way.
    2. the osx86 community sucks - don't expect support if something doesn't 'just work'
    3. long time in between updates. Each update would have to be individually hacked so you can't download from software update.
     
  11. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    the new intel macs are just PCs with a modified bios:rolleyes:

    which is why its so easy to install OSX natively on non-macs now-a-days

    to the OP here have fun
     
  12. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    The little VAIO and the Dell that has that rather active thread about it on MR are probably gimme options. Probably best fit is something that uses Santa Rosa including Intel integrated graphics, for simplicity's sake.
     
  13. Andrmgic macrumors 6502a

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    If you want better help, you can head over to http://www.insanelymac.com

    I ran a stable hackintosh on my amd machine for a few months had my x1900xt running with qe + ci + rotation running, even played WoW at a good framerate under Mac OS X. Hell, my pc's wireless n card (Netgear WN311B) is detected as an airport extreme under OS X. (only got 'g' speeds, though)

    Unfortunately the 10.4.10 update didn't go right and ruined my install, though. So I went back to windows and have been running it ever since.

    Stuff like that is what you're likely to see if you try it.

    I loved OS X, even bought some Mac software (Unison from Panic Software).. hopefully I'll be able to recover my license after I get my mac mini :)
     
  14. desenso macrumors 6502a

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    :rolleyes: indeed.
     
  15. NoOneButMe macrumors regular

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    EFI is so much more then a 'modified bios' :rolleyes:
     
  16. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    o, enhanced bios :p its still running on PC hardware...

    but here i found this defintion of a PC

    wikipedia

    i guess this just means macs arent very useful:D
     
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  18. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    Better yet...

    Get a MacBook.

    The end.
     

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