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Fancy a 10in MacBook, anyone? We've seen Mac OS X installed and run on Asus' original Eee PC, and now someone's done the same on the MSI Wind, aka the Advent 4211.

To be fair, hardware hacker Paul O'Brien admits there's plenty of bits that don't work once Leopard's up and running - most notably Wi-Fi and putting the machine into hibernation mode - and the process requires downloading some iffy hacked installers off the torrents.

Paul's posted a detailed list of instructions for the process and a video guide too:

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The wireless problem can be fixed by swapping out the Wind's Realtek-made Wi-Fi card for a Broadcom-based unit which Mac OS X will recognise. Getting some of the other features to work - sleep, Ethernet and so on - is just a matter of installing some modified kernel extension files.

The upshot is a decent-running Mac sub-notebook, Paul says, though we're sure his decision to upgrade the Wind's memory to a full 2GB helps. Even so, that's not bad for a £280 computer. Now, how much is the MacBook Air again?

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