Install Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6 on a Dell Mini 10v – Hackintosh
The Hackintosh community is rather controversial but increasingly popular, and some of the most appealing Hackintosh machines are those based around Netbooks, tiny lightweight laptops that fill a niche Apple has yet to dabble in. The Dell Mini 9 has long been the cream of the Hackintosh Netbook crop, but it looks like the Dell Mini 10v is giving it a run for it’s money, the internals are largely the same but it has a 10″ screen. (Note that the Dell Mini 10 and 10v are completely different units with different hardware, the 10v is Hackintosh compatible, the 10 is not). It’s worth noting that installing Mac OS X on something other than Apple hardware is against the Apple OS X EULA, so the legitimacy of the entire Hackintosh movement is dubious at best, but morals aside…
If you want to run Mac OS X 10.6.2 on a Dell Mini 10v and want to pay around $200 USD, check out our guide for a cheap hackintosh netbook
Installation is pretty simple, check out these how-to guides on MyDellMini.com, which guarantees a fool proof, no hassle, everything working Mac OS X 10.5.8 or even Mac OS X 10.6.2 installation on the Dell Mini 10v:
It’ll be interesting to see how Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard runs on these Hackintosh machines… time will soon tell!
Updated 2/25/2010: You can now easily install Snow Leopard 10.6 on the Dell Mini 10v, we have linked the easiest guide on MyDellMini forums for your convenience.