Run Leopard (Mac OS 10.5) on a Dell Mini 9

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by tarheel23, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. tarheel23 macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2008
    Thought this was cool. Has anyone tried this? I wish there was a way to run it on a Acer Aspire..The 16GB SSD on a Dell Mini is too little space for me. Id love to have this to bring to class if the Mini Macbook rumor turns out false...
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
  3. Rivix macrumors 6502a


    Oct 13, 2005
    True, but it's interesting.
  4. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    We argue this twice a week. The counter argument is the MacOS X EULA may itself be a violation of contract law. No one has a definitive answer. The argument is that a contact or "agreement" is only binding if both parties agree to it and Apple does not offer a reasonable way to not agree. But this has been argued 1,000 times.

    In practice Apple seems not to care if people do this themselves in ones and tows but only gets upset if you set up a company to sell mac clones.
  5. wako macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2005
    this makes it very tempting to buy a mini 9...

    however im wondering if two finger scrolling would work :D
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
    No longer logging into MR
    It doesn't. This was answered in the article.
  7. shadowmoses macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2005
    Pretty cool, something well worth trying and as I have some spare cash and time may well give it a go, depending on what Apple release this October......

    Thanks for posting this up,

  8. JW8725 macrumors 6502a

    May 8, 2005
    I did post about this, I'm struggling to count down the days till a new macbook refresh and I may just bite the bullet and buy a Dell mini 9.

    This would be the 1st time in my life I actually bought a Dell as opposed to having been given one.

    The missus likes it too! :)
  9. NATO macrumors 68000


    Feb 14, 2005
    Northern Ireland
    I had an Acer Aspire One (SATA Hard Drive version) and it was surprisingly fast for a computer of its size and price. I had Leopard, Vista and XP on it and all three ran exceptionally well. To be honest, I was astounded how well they ran as I really was expecting a serious performance tradeoff due to the size of the computer...

    The only problem with Leopard is it's not as easy to update the system to the latest point release of OS X and not everything works as it should (saying that, the only problems I really had was that for some reason file sharing was a bit dodgy, the WiFi didn't work with the standard card installed and I got a kernel panic when it was shut down).

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