Worlds Colliding: Considering Mini 9 Hackintosh

It almost seems like a crime to own the most hackintosh-able netbook w/o hackintoshing the sumbitch. Ideal chipset…ideal ease of solid state HD and RAM upgrade. The only downside is my Linux fanboi-izm…and affinity to The Gimp. Ubuntu FTW.

MINI 9
Still a Gimp dude

I’m uber-serios-ly considering making the bump. I really hate iTunes and anything else with a small i preceding a word, but think that iPhone/iTouch app dev might be worth the hassle. More to come…I have some contemplation to contemplate.

15 Replies to “Worlds Colliding: Considering Mini 9 Hackintosh”

  1. I think there is a special level in Hell for bootleggers. Sounds fun. How bad is Apple about detecting licenses, updates, etc? I really dig Ubuntu on my Mini, so this is going to be a big deal if I make the move. Also tricky, since I don’t have a Mac or external optical drive for install purposes.

  2. I think there is a special level in Hell for bootleggers. Sounds fun. How bad is Apple about detecting licenses, updates, etc? I really dig Ubuntu on my Mini, so this is going to be a big deal if I make the move. Also tricky, since I don’t have a Mac or external optical drive for install purposes.

  3. Mini w/ XP is garbage
    Mini w/ 7 is better, but still garbage
    Mini w/ Ubuntu is free garbage
    Mini w/ Leopard is SWEET

  4. Mini w/ XP is garbage
    Mini w/ 7 is better, but still garbage
    Mini w/ Ubuntu is free garbage
    Mini w/ Leopard is SWEET

  5. I liked Ubuntu on my old laptop, but it is buggy as hell on the wind. I’ve never heard of anyone getting nailed by apple, there is no activation or registration. Occasionally updates will brick the install; the last snow leopard update killed atom support, but the intraweb worked around it pretty quickly. Not so many upgrade issues if you do an vanilla install from a retail copy though.

    And you can install it via usb without an external drive or a mac, I think there is a how-to somewhere on the page I posted above. It runs pretty flawlessly without much fuss…

  6. I liked Ubuntu on my old laptop, but it is buggy as hell on the wind. I’ve never heard of anyone getting nailed by apple, there is no activation or registration. Occasionally updates will brick the install; the last snow leopard update killed atom support, but the intraweb worked around it pretty quickly. Not so many upgrade issues if you do an vanilla install from a retail copy though.

    And you can install it via usb without an external drive or a mac, I think there is a how-to somewhere on the page I posted above. It runs pretty flawlessly without much fuss…

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