This is kind of niftey (hackintosh)

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    What am I missing?

    Surely you just buy the gigabyte mobo they list and do it all yourself? :confused:
     
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    Anyone selling them now?
     
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    iirc, sandy and possibly ivy bridge work with SL, but you wont get power management or sleep features.
     
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    Thanks for the info, even though it's a bummer! :)
     
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    With Sandy you get all the cool features Ivy's a no-go
     
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    Thanks! Sandy it is, then.
     
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    Would be cool to make an Apple Cube-like case for this motherboard!

    This might be my next DIY project.
     
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    Is this board going to allow standard OSX loading or will we still need to use uniBeast? If this is a mobo with out-of-the-box support, it's probably worth it.
     
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    You're not missing anything. Some people just need to be led by the nose. This is for them. And it looks to like this "AOS" (lol) motherbaord is pretty wimpy. So like the Mac Mini I think this is marketed to folks who want a box they can just hook up and go and don't really care too much about specs. The president of the firm said that the main thrust was to convert "general PC users". He also said the only thing that doesn't work is the Apple statup chime. :D So if true then any current version of OS X (within reason) should work. Those remarks were made back before Leopard was released (2/2009) tho. ;)

    I agree with the sentiment of the OP. It's "kinda neat". But I'll add not really great and certainly not "awesome". :p although I kinda like the mini-rack unit: http://quocomputer.com/rackq/. I think this company moves too slow tho to actually think they have anything real to offer right now tho.
     
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    Buying this, promotes the idea that PC's are personal. When a company comes out with something directly aimed at the hackintosh market you get it just because...
     
  14. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    A microATX board is a Mac Pro equivalent ? Yet another Apple vs Oranges thread. Or form over function thread. Or both. It is a package kit xMac.

    What is hilarious is that if Apple came out with a Mac Pro upgrade that used a microATX board many of the same folks cheering this on would crucify Apple for not delivering a "real Mac Pro".

    I'd bet that a decent chunk of the kickstarter money is going to get spent on legal fees after Apple gets a hand on a copy of the custom UEFI here.
     
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    I can see Apple getting hot under the collar about this. It's one thing for individuals to follow guides which let you build a Hackintosh, but when companies manufacture hardware and are brazen about its OS X compatibility, that goes into the profiteering bracket.

    They may not be able to do anything legally, but Apple might just start putting in more effort to stop OS X installing on non-Apple hardware.

    This makes me slightly nervous for the Hackintosh community to be honest.
     
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    Yup:

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    Hehehe... I wouldn't doubt it. But given that his company has been making the same noises since 2008 I kinda don't think we will actually ever see it.

    Also the idea of "Any OS" isn't appealing to very many people! Sure, I was stoked back on the Amiga running Windows NT, Max OS 7.5.5, Red Hat Linux, and AmigaOS (all at the same time!!!) but no one else really cared! I was even on Japanese Television showing the system and I don't think it did anything for Amiga sales... ;)
     
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    The ProjectQ Z77MX-QUO-AOS motherboard is up on Kickstarter.

    I don't really see the problem people are having with this.
     
  18. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    It's more of a laugh than a "problem".
     
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    Why is it a laugh? I think it's a pretty cool idea. If Apple made it as an alternative to the mac mini, I'd bet they'd sell like hot cakes
     
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    I think it's pretty neat that the onboard controllers match those that are supported with drivers in OS X.

    No other motherboard does this to my knowledge.
     
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    I might be interested in this if I could get answers to the following questions:

    1. Can OSX can be installed natively?

    2. How many sata connectors are on the board (I can't find any on the aerial view of the board and it's not listed anywhere that I could find)?

    3. What is the difference between the various kick starter versions? There is mention of a wifi/Bluetooth capable mobo for $269, but no retail price or detailed description of the difference between this model and the $219 model (though I assume it has a wifi/Bluetooth card added in since it has the same model number as the cheaper one).

    There just isn't enough info yet to get me on board.
     
  22. deconstruct60 macrumors 604

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    If take the kickstarter money and doesn't deliver, it wont just be Apple's lawyers tracking them down.


    This really isn't really being marketed as "Any OS". That is largely a fig leaf. xMac through indirection and implication. I suspect this is what they plan to use as a defense.... 'oh snap! you can run OS X on this? ... shocker! We didn't tell users they should actually to do that. Nor did we actually test that it worked. We just waved our hands for it to be true. '


    With UEFI secure boot likely becoming more pervasive there may be a market for AnyOS UEFI that doesn't have any secure boot my be a market those "black helicopter" folks who think it is a doomsday feature.
     
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    Indeed. The base model LifeQ case is just a SilverStone FT-03: http://www.silverstonetek.com/product.php?pid=291&area=en with a "Q" logo, and custom red finish for the "Ultimate Special Edition" :rolleyes:
     
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    1. Yes

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    Onboard SATA/RAID:
    2 x SATA 6 Gbps (PCH), Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10
    4 x SATA 3 Gbps (PCH), Support for RAID 0, 1, 5, 10

    Yup... and that's the way they've been playing it for the past 5 years straight. Which is why it's laughable - for those who didn't initially understand my remark. Well, that and this weak offering of a motherboard. Oh, and the fact they will be too tied up in litigation to support anyone or ship anything.








    Hehehe...


    Naw, virtualization will likely prevail the day. But MacPro Doomsday Black Helicopter Clones sound interesting... Don't tell me... you got on the writting staff for the "Cloud Atlas ][" project... :rolleyes:
     

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