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  1. itwasntme

    itwasntme New Member

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    Proof of concept video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MY7znqrhF3Y&eurl

    Dell's new mini 9 SSD netbook that was released 3 months ago in white trim running a flawless execution of 10.5.6 OSX.

    Many OSX86 installs on laptops fail horribly. All have some quirk to them like no sound after sleep, won't even go to sleep, no WIFI, or some random oddness. This little Dell Mini 9 with SSD pulls off a flawless execution. Pretty nifty as well that the outside looks like a snowbook, and the inside looks similar to a new macbook.
     
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    DouggieJ OT Supporter

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    They're called Hackintoshes.
     
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    Pitt 1-1-11 — Never Forget OT Supporter

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  4. verbal

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    I've known about hackintosh's for a while, but I've heard that some take a lot of work to get working properly.

    I'm really in need of a laptop. Can anyone verify that Leopard is easy to install and works PERFECTLY on the Mini 9? I can't emphasize "perfectly" enough. If so, I'll buy a Mini 9 right now. :hs:
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    seems to only have 512 of ram.... i dont know that i could tolerate osx with less than 1gb


    but i have heard that osx has drivers for all of the hardware in the dell mini, and the MSI wind.
     
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    There is no driver for the MSI wind's wireless card. You need to replace it, but it's really cheap to replace.
     
  7. itwasntme

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    The dell mini 9 comes with 1 gb of ddr2 ram like the macbook, and has one slot so a 2gb stick slides right in. They are sold in 4gb, 8gb, and 16gb SSD versions and RUNCORE produces a 64gb SSD for them for only $200.

    OSX always has quirks on anything, but the Dell mini 9 is the only one that runs perfect out of the box. No hardware swaps, none of that jive. That video was not to show OSX running, it was to show it running flawlessly. Audio after the sleep cycle, the fact that it went to sleep, startup and shutdown with no kernel panics. I've been running 7 days solid without any problems at all or errors.

    The Mini 9 is the only out of the box netbook that is perfect on OSX. I bought mine to hackintosh it and see what it was like, but it was just curiosity. Now that I know I'm almost 100% likely going to throw it on ebay and find something else to mess with. This was just a curiosity for me.

    Prices are all over the place on these, but most average $400 for the 8gb and $475ish for the 16gb on ebay. The one's that are cheaper are either the 4gb version that will not run OSX, or they are refurbs.

    Mine is white, 8gb, a week old, all box/paperwork/cd's and I will be putting it on there for a B.I.N. of $375 if I do sell it.

    Hope all that helps.

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    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    pretty neat.

    but what's to say it won't fuck up after software updates?
     
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    Raider007 om nom nom nom

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    there is a 32gb option as well

    I've been thinking of getting a mini 9 and putting osx on it as a travel computer for a while now
     
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    I'm not a fan of Dell at all, but the Adamo looks so sexy. :love:
     
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    holy shit :wackit: how much will those be?
     
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    That Adamo kind of makes me not want to get the 17" MBP but it's too small and the specs probably won't be there. :hs: If it came in a size with a higher resolution, I'd probably go for it since I don't really need to run OSX.
     
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    i'd sell both of my macbook and buy an iMac and one of those. :drool:
     
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    Gonna try to get the GF to get one if it doesn't cost an arm and a leg, then she can stop using my computers :o

    I just realized I compared apples to oranges when I said I might get it over the MBP. I know this is competing with the MacBook Air, but if it came in a 17" version with comparable specs it would be so nice. I realize it would be thicker, but I don't care. The design is nice. :hs:
     
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    Because the way it was hacked it accepts software updates just like normal. It acts 100% like a Mac.
     
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    how was it hacked? I need an EDU. :o
     
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    I've been running OSX on my Mini 9 for a couple months now. The latest installation has been 100% stable with everything working. The 64GB RunCore SSD and upgrading to Wireless N make the laptop very usable!
     
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    Didn't even know you could upgrade the wireless in them. All this for the mini 9 and also this coming out soon:

    http://www.jolicloud.com/
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/jolicloud/3218231449/sizes/o/

    Probably end up getting on until possibly grabbing a macbook in... a few years.
     
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    Does bootcamp work? If I get one, I'd like to have Leopard be the main OS, but the option to boot into XP when needed.
     
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    for what? ...to play games :mamoru:
     
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    Yes, it works quite well. I have a Mac Pro with a separate hard drive with a Windows NTFS partition, a FAT32 partition, and a spare HFS+ partition. I can use it both with VMWare and boot into it directly without Mac OS running at all.
     
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    I think he was asking if Boot Camp would work on the dell or other hackintosh.
     
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    I hear they are more trouble than they are worth... I'd like to set one up on my desktop dualbooting with Windows so I can synch my MacBook up to it and game on Windows but I dunno, seems like a pain for what it is.
     

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