MSI Wind U100 Hackintosh?

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  1. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    I plan on buying a netbook sometime soon. I don't want to spend to much money on it seeing as how I'll only really use it for internet/AIM.

    I googled, trust me.
    I found half of the links saying that the MSI Wind won't run Wi-Fi out of the box with a Hackintosh. Is that true? The other half said that it'll run fine with drivers.
    Then I ran into one link that says that they have a driver for both of the wi-fi cards that are made with the MSI Wind.



    I'm looking for any people out there that have a MSI Wind running OS-X.
    Any reviews of it?
     
  2. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    If I may ask, why?

    If all you're gonna be doing is IM, browsing and maybe some other basic things, why would you even bother constantly playing the cat and mouse game with Apple?

    Just install some distro of Linux and enjoy that instead. On a netbook will be tons faster then OS X.
     
  3. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Ah, I always wanted to play around with OS-X, and I don't think that I'll get one until I'm like 21. I tried using OS-X on my PC, wi-fi didn't work. So yeah.
    If I don't like the 'laggyness' of OS-X, I'll most likely put XP back on it.
     
  4. petermcphee macrumors 6502a

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    Purchasing a copy of OSX to install on your Wind would be the part that stops me. This means you're getting a cheap-ish computer and dumping some dough into it to achieve limited/buggy functionality.
     
  5. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I'm not even sure that you can get a retail copy of OS-X. I thought that you had to use the hacked version (One dubbed MSIWindOS-X.iso, or something like that)
     
  6. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    I will second the people who are saying just run Linux on it. Better performance and it will do everyhting that you want. Otherwise just keep saving and get a MacBook. For $1200 you can get an amazing MacBook that does everything you want and more. Just keep saving. If you want it bad enough you will save.
     
  7. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Oh trust me, I've already got the money for it.
    My parents don't see the need for spending over $1,000 on a computer that you can get for 500$ and just run Windows/Linux.
     
  8. InkMaster macrumors 6502a

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    Well then there's your problem! :p
     
  9. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    lol, yes I noticed. My mom came home about 20 minutes ago and she told me that the company she works for just got sold to several different buyers. She might not have a job anymore. She'll find out later this week/next week if she'll be able to keep her job or she'll get laid off :/
     
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    What about an ipod touch? Low cost and does internet (except flash)/IM/mail fine. Assuming you already have a desk type computer.
     
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    I've been running a Hackintosh desktop for months with virtually 0 problems. I update the OS every time an update is available through Software Update, just like anyone else. I have a fast system that works great and it was very, very cheap.

    The savings of getting a "hackbook" can be substantial.
     
  13. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    I already have an iPhone, its kinda hard to use that though, and you can't multi-task.
     
  14. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    The Dell Mini 9 is the best for hackintoshing. Is there a reason you're not considering it?
     
  15. thefnshow macrumors regular

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    the dell 9 is too small..small screen, keyboard is really small...wind its the perfect size
     
  16. tman07 macrumors regular

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    yes you can use the included wireless card. There is a driver out there, and you cannot use apple's built in utility, but it does work. realtek something or another; just installed it on my buddies wind. works like a champ.
     
  17. jnujin macrumors newbie

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    Fireshot,

    I was in the same boat you were, wanting a alternative solution to test out Leopard OS X. I just recently got the MSI WIND and installed Leopard on it successfully. I will agree with most people that is not MAC replacement, and will never be a MAC. However, if you've been stuck in the world of Windows and you want a different experience, then this best/cheapest solution.

    I've been testing out the computer for the last couple of days and it's slowly converting me into investing into a mac book.

    If you want help or have a million questions, post your email address and I'll try my best to help you.
     
  18. fireshot91 thread starter macrumors 601

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    It uses SSD.

    I really need a decent sized hard drive. The screen is 8". Currently I'm on a 22 or 24" monitor, so that'll most definitely be a down-size.

    But, Now instead of doing the Wind, I think i'll be paying ~650$ and getting the HP g60t built to order.

    Core 2 Duo 2.0 ghz processor
    4GB RAM
    Windows Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
    16" Screen.
    1.3 (?) MP webcam/mic.
    ANDDDD, a free printer. xD



    EDIT: Nevermind, my brother said that if I get a new laptop, he'll take my desktop and make it a server and keep it wired to the router.

    I'm getting the MSI Wind U100
     
  19. a.chufong macrumors member

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    @fireshot

    Here's a link to a guide that I used for a retail install. The MSIWind.net forums should help you out with all your questions.

    Just to clarify, the Wind works right out of the box with OSX, including sleep, WiFi, etc. Regarding performance, multi-tasking is not an issue and it handles streaming non-HD video (e.g., youtube, Hulu, vimeo) fairly well. PM me if you have any questions.
     

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