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  • How to build a Hackintosh out of an old MSI Wind PC Part 1: MSI is a company known mostly for its PC components. They recently jumped into the netbook bandwagon with just about every other major pc manufacturer. They make a not too well known desktop with roughly the same dimensions as a ream of printer paper, called the MSI Wind. The MSI Wind PC is a great little computer; It comes with a 1.6GHz Intel atom CPU, two SATA connections for 3.5″ and 5.25″ bays and 6 USB ports. You can pick a barebones one, requiring ram, a hard drive and possibly DVD drive, for $140 or so. What You need To Roll A Mac: 1. MSI Wind […]

    How to build a Hackintosh

    How to build a Hackintosh out of an old MSI Wind PC Part 1: MSI is a company known mostly for its PC components. They recently jumped into the netbook bandwagon with just about every other major pc manufacturer. They make a not too well known desktop with roughly the same dimensions as a ream of printer paper, called the MSI Wind. The MSI Wind PC is a great little computer; It comes with a 1.6GHz Intel atom CPU, two SATA connections for 3.5″ and 5.25″ bays and 6 USB ports. You can pick a barebones one, requiring ram, a hard drive and possibly DVD drive, for $140 or so. What You need To Roll A Mac: 1. MSI Wind […]

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  • Hackintosh users can upgrade to 10.6.6 but make sure you read this information before you do. 10.6.6 isn’t a huge upgrade, so many Hackintosh owners might be able to upgrade via Software Update without any problems.  If you used the Tonymacx86 method, there are a few things you want to prepare for before the update.

    Update Hackintosh to 10.6.6

    Hackintosh users can upgrade to 10.6.6 but make sure you read this information before you do. 10.6.6 isn’t a huge upgrade, so many Hackintosh owners might be able to upgrade via Software Update without any problems.  If you used the Tonymacx86 method, there are a few things you want to prepare for before the update.

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  • I have a dilemma- I need to develop 2 iPhone apps.  In order to do this I need to pay $99 to be part of the iOS developer program with Apple and download the SDK.  There are also some fees you must pay once you go to submit your application.  If your application is denied you have to go through this process all over again.  OK, I can do this… what’s the catch?  You have to use a Mac with OS X Leopard or newer.  Don’t get me wrong, Macs are sweet computers and I would love to have one, but I already own a desktop pc, laptop, iPad, and iPhone.  I don’t really need another computer, plus Macs are […]

    Building a Hackintosh – Part 1

    I have a dilemma- I need to develop 2 iPhone apps.  In order to do this I need to pay $99 to be part of the iOS developer program with Apple and download the SDK.  There are also some fees you must pay once you go to submit your application.  If your application is denied you have to go through this process all over again.  OK, I can do this… what’s the catch?  You have to use a Mac with OS X Leopard or newer.  Don’t get me wrong, Macs are sweet computers and I would love to have one, but I already own a desktop pc, laptop, iPad, and iPhone.  I don’t really need another computer, plus Macs are […]

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  • 2 days later and 10 hours less sleep.  Eyes are glazed and dry, wrists cracking and fingers aching from hours of grinding bits of odd unfamiliar code into kext files… kext files… I didn’t even know what those were before I started this project.  They are like drivers for Windows, but since Macs basically come preloaded with specific hardware the OS doesn’t have plug and play- auto detect functions like Windows does.  Well, they do… but those settings don’t expect you to be launching OS X off your home personal computer. Let me get to the good stuff.  I turn on my computer and a crazy chameleon looks me in the eyes, below him is an apple and a windows […]

    Building a Hackintosh – Part 2: OS Nirvana

    2 days later and 10 hours less sleep.  Eyes are glazed and dry, wrists cracking and fingers aching from hours of grinding bits of odd unfamiliar code into kext files… kext files… I didn’t even know what those were before I started this project.  They are like drivers for Windows, but since Macs basically come preloaded with specific hardware the OS doesn’t have plug and play- auto detect functions like Windows does.  Well, they do… but those settings don’t expect you to be launching OS X off your home personal computer. Let me get to the good stuff.  I turn on my computer and a crazy chameleon looks me in the eyes, below him is an apple and a windows […]

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