Dell axes hackintosh makers' favourite netbook
Farewell, Inspiron Mini 9
It's official: one of the most hackintosh-friendly netbooks, the Dell Inspiron Mini 9, is no more.
Dell has knocked the 9in machine on the head, preferring instead to point punters at the 10in Mini 10 and Mini 10v.
The latter offers the same spec as the Mini 9, but with a bigger screen and keyboard, and a 160GB hard drive. What's not to like? asks Dell.
Well, for us, the 1024 x 576 display, that's 24 pixels shorter than the already limited 1024 x 600 screen the Mini 9 had.
You can have a bigger screen, but you have to put up with the Atom Z530 processor and a higher price tag.
And, according to Boing Boing's guide to netbook hackintosh compatibility, the 10v isn't as Mac OS X friendly as the Mini 9 was... ®
"If you don't understand what all those vertical pixels are for, then obviously you've never used OSX : -) It isn't exactly the most screen-space thrifty GUI out there."
Er, ever KDE or Gnome? They use far more screen space. Windows is no better. IMHO OSX is pretty good at maximizing use of screen space.
"Why do people want to run OS 10 at all? If they must, the little white Macbook is not that expensive."
Are you kidding?
The Mini 9 starts at about a quarter the price of the macbook and is smaller, lighter and in general more netbook-y.
A Dell by any other name ... is still a Dell
I believe it was going to be relaunched as the "Dell Vostro A90" black paint job higher price tag but they are also going to pull that, as for mine I love it ! although runs ball burningly hot!
Still some left
God bless hotukdeals
Thanks to this post:
I got a Mini 9 for £99 delivered back in December.
It's superb - use it every day. Dell are fools for killing it...