Best Buy demos Dell netbook running... Mac OS X
Clearly uninspired by Windows XP Home, one Best Buy staffer slapped Mac OS X on one of the chain's demo Dell Inspiron Mini 910v netbooks, if pictures posted on the internet are to be taken at face value.
Best Buy's hackintosh netbook (allegedly)
Whether snapped by a vistor to the shop, the Best Buy employee that allegedly did the deed, or by a hoaxer intending to do the dirty on the retail giant isn't clear from the shots posted by website Gizmodo. There's what looks like a BB price label, but nothing to indicate for sure it's in a BB store.
Look like a Best Buy label
That said, the site indicated it knew the hackintosh's home store, and with PC sales down thanks to the economic downturn, it's entirely possible that some Best Buy staffers have sufficient time on their hands for this kind of jiggery pokery.
And wouldn't you rather have a 10in Mac OS X netbook for $350 (£212/€247) than a Windows XP machine? Come on, Dell, make Steve an offer he can't refuse... ®
DELL Mini 9 is still my fav for installing Mac OS X
I have built up this guide as I install the OS X on Dell Mini 9. Do give it a try:http://www.squidoo.com/dellmini9_osX
In fact this is my very first Mac! I am definitely going to buy a "real" one after this installation. Do take a survey in http://www.squidoo.com/dellmini9_osX so that we know if this little project can motivate you to buy the Real MAC
Is it me or are these Mac/PC articles less full of the usual commentards?
Just so happens to be the school holidays to boot
XP with RocketDock + OS X wallpaper
That's all you'd need to knock that up on XP.
"It's always been the case that you can't buy MacOS except on a mac, or buy a mac without MacOS (I know, boot camp etc. but you get the idea)."
Not so. About 14 years ago Apple actually licensed their hardware specs to clone makers and "blessed' the OS to run on them -- for about 18 months. Then the clones started having problems* (cut corners, overclocked, or just misinterpreted the spec -- you decide), MacOS started to look less stable as a result, and soon after Steve Jobs came back, Apple dropped the program.
* Isn't that always the case with clones..?
Aww yeah, didnt watch the video, now I have.
The video is like one of those Bigfoot or UFO videos, out of focus shaky camera work, usually done to make something fake look genuine. Making an Info box pop up like that maybe isnt beyond faking either.
I suspect it may be genuine, but it needs a better more detailed video.