Thomas Deimel Network Administrator Coverdell & Company The Wonderful World  of the “Hackintosh”
What’s a Thomas Deimel? <ul><li>Started out with Apple II and CP/M world. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many years in the IT busin...
The “Unofficial” Disclaimer <ul><li>Be ready to enjoy the world of Hachintosh toys… </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to be re...
Why Build a “Hackintosh?” <ul><li>You’re a combatant in the OS culture wars? </li></ul><ul><li>You like the MacOS. </li></...
Why Build a “Hackintosh?” <ul><li>You have too much spare time. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids use MacOS at school but you use Win...
What Hardware Do I Need? <ul><li>You can pick and try but here is what I have used: </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Atom Processor...
Hardware Extras! <ul><li>Swap Wireless card if you want – Dell 1510 works with MSI Wind and it’s on “Fleabay” for $15 buck...
Software? <ul><li>Buy a legal copy of the MacOS </li></ul><ul><li>Kalyway 10.5.x – available from the website or a torrent...
__  ___ ___  _______  ______  The Hunt for Hardware Drivers… <ul><li>MSI Wind – RealTek wrote wireless drivers for the Hac...
Now For the Installation <ul><li>If you have found a guide, try and follow it to the letter and command. </li></ul><ul><li...
The Installation Continues <ul><li>Read what others have said about their installation experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Reque...
Finally… <ul><li>Cross your fingers and reboot! A lot! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the “trial and error” part of the experienc...
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Thomas Deimel The World Of Hackintosh

  1. 1. Thomas Deimel Network Administrator Coverdell & Company The Wonderful World of the “Hackintosh”
  2. 2. What’s a Thomas Deimel? <ul><li>Started out with Apple II and CP/M world. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many years in the IT business mainly support PC’s and small to medium sized networks. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-management person – don’t take away my toys! (tried it, didn’t work out). </li></ul><ul><li>I am willing to support just about anything: Windows, Linux, MacOS, etc… staying employed is very important to me. </li></ul><ul><li>Still learning how to make this stuff work! </li></ul>
  3. 3. The “Unofficial” Disclaimer <ul><li>Be ready to enjoy the world of Hachintosh toys… </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to be reinstall a few too many times. </li></ul><ul><li>Be patient! </li></ul><ul><li>Be prepared to spend a very few $$$, Pounds, Euros! </li></ul><ul><li>No four letter words during installation process. </li></ul><ul><li>Buy a “legal” copy of MacOS. Retail is $129 but you can find it cheaper on Amazon, etc… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why Build a “Hackintosh?” <ul><li>You’re a combatant in the OS culture wars? </li></ul><ul><li>You like the MacOS. </li></ul><ul><li>Apple doesn’t build a Netbook yet. </li></ul><ul><li>The Mac you really want </li></ul><ul><li>is too expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>Some Apple apps just work better than Windows apps. </li></ul>MAC PC
  5. 5. Why Build a “Hackintosh?” <ul><li>You have too much spare time. </li></ul><ul><li>Kids use MacOS at school but you use Windows at work. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many Linux distros available. </li></ul><ul><li>You like to spend time </li></ul><ul><li>hunting for hardware drivers. </li></ul><ul><li>You want your iTunes to run everywhere. </li></ul><ul><li>You want to call Apple for support. </li></ul>
  6. 6. What Hardware Do I Need? <ul><li>You can pick and try but here is what I have used: </li></ul><ul><li>Intel Atom Processor, Duo Core, or similar </li></ul><ul><li>Intel GMA950 or similar </li></ul><ul><li>Flash Drive </li></ul><ul><li>RealTek Wireless card </li></ul><ul><li>External DVD drive </li></ul>
  7. 7. Hardware Extras! <ul><li>Swap Wireless card if you want – Dell 1510 works with MSI Wind and it’s on “Fleabay” for $15 bucks. </li></ul><ul><li>Will other computers work? Maybe but I haven’t tried them all yet. Check and see if someone else has tried to install on your specific computer. I tried Acer, MSI and Dell. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a USB keyboard and mouse available for Netbook/laptop installations. Sometimes necessary. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Software? <ul><li>Buy a legal copy of the MacOS </li></ul><ul><li>Kalyway 10.5.x – available from the website or a torrent. Make a donation if you want to but completely illegal. </li></ul><ul><li>Read next slide…. </li></ul>
  9. 9. __ ___ ___ _______ ______ The Hunt for Hardware Drivers… <ul><li>MSI Wind – RealTek wrote wireless drivers for the Hackintosh community… isn’t that nice of them. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.insanelymac.com </li></ul><ul><li>See my “collection” of downloads on the CD. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for updates. </li></ul><ul><li>Find smarter ‘Hackintosh’ users who built a better mousetrap. </li></ul><ul><li>Revisit the driver hunt from your Vista days! </li></ul><ul><li>This is why Google was invented? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Now For the Installation <ul><li>If you have found a guide, try and follow it to the letter and command. </li></ul><ul><li>Patches from Apple sometimes work ok? Yes and No and it depends… </li></ul><ul><li>Only reboot “after” you have installed that set of patches, tools or changes. </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Installation Continues <ul><li>Read what others have said about their installation experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Request a $1 fee for every OS installation you have had to do in your life. </li></ul><ul><li>Get some coffee and donuts or do the installation at the local pub; alcohol solves all computer issues! </li></ul>Watch Monty Python’s Dead Parrot Sketch!
  12. 12. Finally… <ul><li>Cross your fingers and reboot! A lot! </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy the “trial and error” part of the experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Expect failure! </li></ul><ul><li>Do your homework to find better solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Share your experiences. </li></ul>Success? Enjoy your “Hackintosh”!
  13. 13. Your Thoughts or Ideas?

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