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Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Doc
Date: November 02, 2009 07:25AM
[osxdaily.com]

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It’s not out in the wild yet, but 10.6.2 has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard...

FYI: Dell Mini, Ausus Eee PC, MSI Wind all use Atom processors.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: spacescape
Date: November 02, 2009 07:46AM
If true, this is bad news indeed.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Black
Date: November 02, 2009 07:56AM
No worries, I have confirmed that one can connect to a browse the internet from an Atom-based netbook using a non-Macintosh OS.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: November 02, 2009 08:17AM
no surprise, might not be purposeful either. HACKintosh!

good reminder not to blindly upgrade



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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: MacArtist
Date: November 02, 2009 08:25AM
I wouldn't underestimate the community that has worked hard to bring OS X to x86 machines. It depends what Apple puts in place and can that be circumvented.

A person has to understand that any OS update could brick a Hackintosh. That's the price we pay for admission.

That isn't to say we're left with a useless machine. If I couldn't run Leopard on my Mini 9, I could easily go back to Ubuntu and still use the machine for it's intended purpose.



I sit on a man’s back, choking him and making
him carry me, and yet assure myself and others
that I am very sorry for him and wish to ease his
lot by all possible means — except by getting off
his back. - Leo Tolstoy, novelist and Philosopher
(1828-1910)

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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 02, 2009 09:28AM
Without 'mini' posts, we might as well fold up this forum and go home.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: sekker
Date: November 02, 2009 09:34AM
10.6.1 is a good OS, as are older versions on 10.5, for these netbooks.

I really doubt such a problem cannot be addressed. But it may take a little while.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: JEBB
Date: November 02, 2009 09:37AM
I found Ubuntu 9.04 UNR adequate for the little I want to do with my DM9. UNR also gave me the opportunity to learn something about Linux. So far my conclusion is that Apple doesn't have much to fear from Ubuntu but M$ does.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: November 02, 2009 10:10AM
this makes me think of a question I have wanted to ask, but had little reason to do so, as I have not yet made the Hackintosh leap:

which is the better OS for a netbook (Appley-speaking), Snow Leopard, Leopard or Tiger? I'm thinking in terms of speed and stability, not necessarily of features.



Hurts like a bastid...
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Winston
Date: November 02, 2009 10:35AM
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Doc
[osxdaily.com]

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It’s not out in the wild yet, but 10.6.2 has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard...

FYI: Dell Mini, Ausus Eee PC, MSI Wind all use Atom processors.


Doesn't the MacBook Air use an Atom processor too?

- W



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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Doc
Date: November 02, 2009 10:41AM
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Winston
Doesn't the MacBook Air use an Atom processor too?

Core 2 Duo.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Winston
Date: November 02, 2009 11:39AM
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Doc
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Winston
Doesn't the MacBook Air use an Atom processor too?

Core 2 Duo.

Thanks for the correction. I'd confused the smaller packaging of the processor in the MacBook Air with the Atom processor.

- W



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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: SDGuy
Date: November 02, 2009 11:43AM
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mrbigstuff
this makes me think of a question I have wanted to ask, but had little reason to do so, as I have not yet made the Hackintosh leap:

which is the better OS for a netbook (Appley-speaking), Snow Leopard, Leopard or Tiger? I'm thinking in terms of speed and stability, not necessarily of features.

Well, if you've got a Mini 10v, either Leopard or Snow Leopard is fully supported

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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: decay
Date: November 02, 2009 12:28PM
[www.dailytech.com]



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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: AAA
Date: November 02, 2009 12:32PM
do the usb scales still work?
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Monster
Date: November 02, 2009 12:40PM
makes me believe even more that a tablet like device is coming.
this is what I read on [www.wired.com] earlier today

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This news comes from Stellarola, the hacker who helped us out extensively with the original (and still the best) Gadget Lab hackintosh. Here’s what he has to say:

In the current developer build of 10.6.2, Apple appears to have changed around a lot of CPU related information. One of the effects of this is Apple killing off Intel’s Atom chip.

The important word there is “current”. The latest seed could change before being released as an actual update. But Stella knows what he’s talking about (he’s one of the guys behind the OSx86 method for easily installing the Mac OS on non-Apple machines), and recommends keeping your frankenmacs loaded with 10.6.1 for now.





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The sociologist, and historian, Adam Ferguson described the phenomenon of spontaneous order in society as the "result of human action, but not the execution of any human design".
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: deckeda
Date: November 02, 2009 12:54PM
... and so it goes.
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: tenders
Date: November 02, 2009 04:52PM
For what I paid for the Dell Mini and for as beautifully as it runs now, I honestly do not care if it never goes beyond 10.6.1. (I never even made the leap to 10.6.)
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: Panopticon
Date: November 02, 2009 05:38PM
This just might be Apple making an evidentiary demonstration to strengthen their position against Pystar.

It will be interesting to see how quickly the x86 community reactivates Atom support!

pirate smiley
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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: DaviDC.
Date: November 02, 2009 06:39PM
Does 10.6 offer any improvement on a netbook over 10.5?
If not, why even bother?



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Re: Rumor: 10.6.2 Update Kills Netbook-Processor Support. Bye Bye Hackintoshes?
Posted by: S.Taylor
Date: November 02, 2009 07:17PM
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AAA
do the usb scales still work?
jest smiley



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