got osx86 running on an old laptop, now what?

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  1. xenon supra

    xenon supra OT Supporter

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    My sister got a macbook so i took her old dell 600m and took thanksgiving break figuring out os x86 and I got 10.4.7 installed on it.

    i got sound working, ethernet working, battery power meter, energy settings all working.

    still working on getting wireless working.

    what should i use the computer for? its 1.6ghz w 512 ram.

    i was wanting to use it to take to class and stuff so i wasnt taking my mbp everywhere getting it beat up, but i can't get the wireless to work on the dell....

    what do you think? :run:
     
  2. LifeBurnsFaster

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    How difficult was it?
     
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    ryckmonster New Member

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    keep it plugged into the ethernet 24/7 and use it as a server, or remote desktop to it if you ever need to run something in windows real fast... thats what i do with my dell laptop
     
  4. ROFLCORE

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    Install linux on it.
     
  5. ryckmonster

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    that too... mines a dual boot with ubuntu
     
  6. xenon supra

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    easy to get everything else working. (3 hrs) including os x install

    i've spent like 48 hrs trying to get the wireless to work though :hs:
     
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    If i didn't need Internet Explorer for school, i would attempt this on my desktop :hs:
     
  8. xenon supra

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    partition your HD and dual boot.
     

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