Thursday, October 21, 2010

Anyone run a Hackintosh Computer?



Hackintosh laptops and desktops have been gaining some cult popularity since the Mac went with Intel processors.  From what I've heard, you have to jump through hoops to get it setup, but once everything works, you're good to go.

Is anyone running a Hackintosh?  What are your thoughts?  Was it worth the trouble?

91 comments:

Johnny Boy said...

I was going to try it with an extra box I have lying around. Seems like a fun project.

Willow said...

I know that netbooks are easier to setup as a Hackintosh. I did it about 2 years ago on my older system, and yes it was a pain. You might be better off doing VMWare with the Mac OS.

Lil' Rocker Flower said...

Yep, one at work.,

Kikino said...

I have a mac mini running win XP. I know.. but with 256RAM you cant do much with macOS.
Works like a charm by the way

TechnoMac said...

i tried setting one up, not worth it too hard

El Trombone said...

Not yet... but I'm about to get the new air so Ima monitor this thread...

christopher said...

I still use windows XP.

Old school. :3

David Davidson said...

Tempted to but too lazy to actually do it. :P

KillerKun said...

and somebody ever cares to try the contrary? running windows on a mac??

Chris said...

I would be interested in hearing more about that actually.. I run debian linux which is great but there are NO games.

Bublee said...

I like my windows xp thank you very much. i know it isn't the latest OS, but it works for me just right :)

Secret Guide to Shaving said...

The scrub will work on ur back too. Get one of those back washcloth things

AlexXx said...

I ran one for a while. Other than getting myself some TF2 earbuds it was kind of a pain in the ass. I had an MSI Wind and used the MSIWindOSX86 distribution, and even with that I had a boatload of problems (being stuck at 800 by 600, the lack of drivers for the wifi adapter, etc)

Duelist said...

I haven't, but I'm interested in this quite a bit

FunkyFurball said...

Ehhh I wouldn't think Hackintosh would be too nice.
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melinko said...

pure blasmphemy sir lol might as well around danceing yelling jehova while people are crashed with rocks lol

mirk said...

I hear it's not hard, but I'll stick to linux. It can coexist with your non-free OSes, I guess.

Touch and Feel said...

I'm not, but I'd be interested to learn more about this (I'll be googling in a bit, obviously, but a blogpost would be good too!).

Kartoffeln said...

Never used a Mac, of course not a Hack

fat daddy said...

don't run it. wouldn't run it.

OneFourSeven said...

You mean running Mac OS on a comp that came from the factory with Windows?

I never thought of that. I should do it, I absolutely love Apple's creative suite.

!Cars, Cars, Cars! said...

I'll be interested to see everyones responses.

The Game Store Guy said...

Wait, why would you wanna use the Mac OS on a PC? If you're using a Mac it would presumably be for virtual editing of some kind in which you'd want the Mac hardware as well.....

tortacular said...

whoa... this site is exploding!!

Unlogic said...

I wanted to try that .. but what's the point... I'm more comfortable with windows 7 :D

Cliff Miller said...

An Hackintosh is still a PC that tries to be a Mac, but it wouldn't have its efficiency.
PC has some characteristics, Mac has different features, I think an ibrid is not a well done thing.

frankie, my cat. said...

Never heard of a hackintosh, but I had a bootable usb-stick with backtrack on. it

Erroneous Maximus said...

Not running one but I love the name :)

bingbloggt.de said...

no, sorry. :o

Telia Tuli said...

Never tried.
i'd like to know how things went as well for anyone who did.

Suciô Sanchez said...

Wasn't worth the trouble for me - had to compromise on component choice (esp. graphics) and in the end I hardly use OSX. The same desktop boots Win7, XP & Ubuntu. All get more use than OSX.

wishbear said...

Haven't any experience with Hackintosh but it looks and sound awesome, wish I could do that with my desktop :<

Engelhart said...

I can't think of any reason why I would want to do that. The OS is the DOWNSIDE of Mac computers, not the upside.

Sebastian said...

I'd love to try it out, just for the experience.

dzikrk said...

Ooh nice.

Quinn Electronics said...

This is totally on my to do list

aZZo said...

right click for teh lulz

The Angry Vegetarian said...

I had a friend at college that had a Hackintosh. She said her dad did all the work for her, she was just enjoying the end result.

EGGDOOR said...

one word... WHY? lol

The Lazy Geographer said...

I only have one computer, and it is still working. So I'm not one for experimentation.

hungrr said...

I'll just stick with windows

Ben said...

I've tried and it wasn't worth the effort

DaniniPanini said...

I didn't know you could do that. But I think i'd want it the other way around.

Dake said...

Meh sounds somewhat worth it once you get it setup, would probably be a bitch to troubleshoot tho.

Liv said...

I'm not but thats pretty sweet

Freshman said...

cool post

Shelby Fox said...

I'll stick to my windows, thank you very much.

Cpt Pownzor said...

Tried a long while ago..with little success..Imagine the possibilities though..good hardware and a good os for faaaaar cheaper price

Allen said...

I hate macs so no way ever.

iMonei said...

Exactly what is a hackintosh?
OSx on a pc?

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

I'm thinking about doing this!

AdPlusCommunications said...

You know I'd like to build one someday but I hear the motherboard is hard to get right.

NarwhalMinded said...

It's probably about $2,500 cheaper!

la comédie said...

nice one

Dbankai said...

I've been considering doing this. gotta do some research first though

Red Baron said...

nope pc strictly for me

Reilly said...

nope, i'm fullblown Windows, sorry

Dan said...

I tried to run it once. I couldn't get it to work so I just switched to linux.

snoobyy said...

never heard of that term before.

Primarch Solyeuse said...

My buddy has a hackintosh. It's fairly neat, though it seemed a bit counterproductive. Why sacrifice all the applications available to Windows?

SpringyB said...

What's a Hackintosh?

dylan said...

I dont think it would be worth it. it would be a downgrade to want anything mac really.

Korom said...

nope. cool tho

Chi-chan said...

I want to try a hackintosh so badly, I'm really interested to hear what people think of them as well.

Insurance Advice Guy said...

ive always wanted to do this, but dont know how to get it set up :(

BökChöd said...

Macs already run windows with ease. I don't know why anyone bothers with a junk POS win-doze laptop when they could have the real deal. I did know a guy once with a desktop who got Tiger to run on it. It was pretty nasty. The only thing I've noticed about Windows though is that power management (and of course MS products) in bootcamp is/are so much better than in OSX. If I left my macbook open all night for example and forgot to shut it, the battery would be dead by morning in OSX, but in bootcamp, battery life would still be amazing. So... I guess that's a 1 up for MS over Apl.

PJMasterFunk said...

Im not running it atm but it looks interesting to try

Austin Da Silveira said...

never really had an interest in running a hackintosh, would love to do the opposite though if I had the money to buy a macbook pro.

happybuffet said...

One of my friends put OSX on his Dell netbook. It was cool to see, but it didn't run too good. Prolly due to the weak netbook hardware though.

ImmaFrog said...

Never done it, might try latter.

Donkote said...

eh i'd much rather stick to windows, even if i had the chance to switch to a hackintosh i don't think i would

Bob lehcror said...

That's pretty cool I might just try that..
Usually on ubuntu though

Erie Enthusiast said...

Never bothered with it. Too much of a hassle and no programs really worth the trouble for me.

Damien said...

Nope. Boring old Windows Vista user. Never bothered changing it because it's working sufficiently, haha.

JillDine said...

can't say i have tried this. but have thought about it on occasion...

JRam said...

Nope since I really do not see the point.

tortacular said...

This blog has a future...

cannabis man said...

gonna stay with my pc

R E D x A C 3 said...

If I could set up a dual-boot, then yeah, I'd probably do that...

Actually, nah. I'd probably just set up Ubuntu again.

Mez said...

Always used windows :D

tipster said...

i never heard about this ! thanks for sharing !

Joel C Anatoli said...

Why would you ever do that? lool...

irdumb2 said...

damn that actually looks pretty cool, i wouldnt mind doing that on my pc

Randy Weezner said...

I did for a bit, but it crashed

Insurance Advice Guy said...

i dunno how D:

metalreviews said...

gave up on macs a long time ago.

Cacti said...

I don't run one. If I had to run a different OS than windows, I wouldn't even consider setting up a hackintosh.

Randall. said...

What with my Macbook Pro being in the terrible state it's in, and the cost of a new one, hackintosh is something I may very well look in to.

Collegiate Preps said...

I have to start using a mac for work. ugh.

3milelimit said...

never heard of this until now, might have to look into this more.

Digger said...

i was considering building a hackintosh, but i decided to pick up a new mac mini instead. i run xp pro as a secondary operating system thru Bootcamp

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