I saw my first hackintosh in the wild today...

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  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    So I saw my first hackintosh in the wild today....of all places at work. (I work in IT so its RARE to see that kind of thing).

    I have to say, it actually ran very very well. I did as much as I could to test it without plugging it in to the network. Too bad it was getting re-imaged because I'd of loved to keep it on my desk :D

    Anyone else find a hackintosh at work?

    EDIT: Oh and it was on a little dell workstation. I forget the model.
     
  2. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    Awesome,I'm building my own computer with two hard drives so I might try it:p
     
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    One of my many ThinkPads is Hackintoshed with 10.4. Runs like a dream.
     
  5. Eli727 macrumors member

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    I've got a Dell Hackintosh at my work- the guy who uses it likes it more than the other Macs we've had. Our IT guy built it for us. Was a hell of a lot cheaper than the iMac another one of my employees uses.
     
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    Where have you gone chrono?:p

    Why?
     
  7. kylera macrumors 65816

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    I would assume most of the hardware used by Dell is the most compatible with OS X.
     
  8. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    Which means there is a secret EFI dongle in the dell machines:eek::D
     
  9. bradl macrumors 68040

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    I built a Hackintosh for work.

    Some of our developers decided to port all of their work over to using Macs, as well as our sales teams going to iPhones and iPads, so to help provision them out, instead of spending the $3000 on a Mac Pro, we built a Hackintosh Mini for roughly $300.

    The exact model we used is Tonymacx86's CustoMac Mini build. See tonymacx86.com for info on that; it's really easy to set up, and worked out of the box.

    So now my job has a mac provisioning box as well as a lab box for the IT team I work with so they can figure out how things run.

    BL.
     
  10. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I USED to have a hackintosh on my HP mini. Was the most unstable and the slowest hackintosh ever. So glad I stopped being cheap and spent the money on a real MacBook :)
     
  11. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

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    I have a Dell laptop at work. They're definitely doing something more modern with the E-series laptops... looks like a customized graphical EFI boot options thing has completely replaced the legacy BIOS-based interface. This should make the process of converting one into a Hackintosh easier.
     
  12. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Interesting, I ran 10.5.8 and 10.6.3 on an N270 for over a year. It was slow due to only having 1GB of RAM but it was completely stable.

    "perfect" is referring to the compatibility of the components. You don't need an EFI dongle for osx86...

    Do it! :p Just make sure your mobo is well supported (otherwise you may be without ethernet, sleep, sound etc) and your graphics card is supported. I'd suggest picking a mobo and gpu from this list of Lion supported components.
     
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    I ran a hackintosh for about a year before buying my first mac. It ran quite well, but I couldn't update for Snow Leopard.
     
  14. chrono1081 thread starter macrumors 604

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    I'm still here :p And now I want a hackintosh on my desk!

    I'm too new though to be doing non-law abiding things at work ;)

    Apparently there is some whole office that uses Macs (not sure where they're at, if they're even in our building, or what they use them for) but I was informed that I'll be supporting them and any programs used on them which is a plus. More OSX support practice :)
     
  15. AppleFanatic10 macrumors 68030

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    I would constantly get kernel panics and always had to reboot. Eventually I ended up having to delete the mac partition and now I run windows only on that netbook.
     
  16. fox10078 macrumors 6502

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    as long as you follow hardware guides you should be fine... I love mine :D
     
  17. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    Hey! Thanks for the tips,I didn't think that some motherboards were not supported:eek: But I am building an ivybridge gaming rig will it work??
     
  18. fox10078 macrumors 6502

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    http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=56263

    Those are a list of recommended motherboards for a ivy bridge hackintosh.
     
  19. Sounds Good macrumors 68000

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    Why? How so?
     
  20. macbook pro i5 macrumors 65816

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    Im confused as well:confused::confused:

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    Probably because of crap specs.
     
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    The thread title always reminds me of Pokemon.
     

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    :d
     
  23. hafr macrumors 68030

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    For a private person to get a Hackintosh, I get that, but for a company? The company must be doing really bad if the difference in price is even close to being an issue, and I just can't see why anyone would pirate (or whatever you would call breaking the EULA) an OS for professional use.
     
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    It's because their parts match up well with suggested supply lists. If you have the right parts it really takes no effort to make a Hackintosh.
     
  25. maflynn Moderator

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    I built one myself, its not all that difficult and in fact by building your own computer you pick exactly what parts you want in there.

    I obsessed over the power supply, case, cpu cooler. Every last detail. I'm very happy with the results. Definitely a fun project
     

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