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Install OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview on Old Unsupported Macs

Feb 18, 2012 - 33 Comments
Unsupported Mac running OS X 10.8

If you read the OS X Mountain Lion system requirements and got discouraged that the next version of OS X won’t support your computer, don’t give up hope for that old Mac quite yet! A crafty MacRumors Forums member has managed to get OS X Mountain Lion Developer Preview working on an officially unsupported mid-2007 … Read More

Install OS X Lion on a Hackintosh the Easy Way with UniBeast

Nov 4, 2011 - 2 Comments
Installing OS X Lion on a Hackintosh with Unibeast

For those running a Hackintosh (a PC built to unofficially run Mac OS X) who haven’t upgraded to or installed Mac OS X Lion yet, your excuses to delay the 10.7 update are dwindling. The newly released Unibeast tool from the ever-resourceful TonyMacX86 makes the entire process easier than ever. The requirements for using Unibeast … Read More

Enable AirDrop Over Ethernet & AirDrop On Unsupported Macs Running OS X

Sep 16, 2011 - 61 Comments
Enable AirDrop on Unsupported Macs Running OS X 10.7

AirDrop is the extremely easy local peer-to-peer file transfer tool that is built into OS X 10.7 and 10.8 and beyond, it allows you to easily send and receive files wirelessly over a network just by dragging and dropping. It’s a great addition to Lion, but it’s not supported on all Macs (some 2008 model … Read More

Build a Hackintosh Mini for $600

Jun 28, 2011 - 28 Comments
Hackintosh Mini

Remember the Hackintosh? Mostly consisting of modified netbooks running Mac OS X, the movement became fairly popular until Apple stepped in with the iPad and then MacBook Air to effectively redirect everyones attention back to official Apple hardware. But the hackintosh community isn’t dead – far from it – in fact you can still build … Read More

Run Mac OS X Lion Dev Preview 4 on a 32-bit Core Duo Mac… Sort Of

Jun 11, 2011 - 18 Comments
Mac OS X 10.7 Lion running on a Core Duo Mac

Many owners of the oldest 32-bit Intel Macs were discouraged when they found that Mac OS X Lion’s system requirements demanded a 64-bit Core 2 Duo processor or newer. These users were discouraged, but not deterred, because some have managed to get the latest Lion developer build running on older Core Duo Macs… sort of. … Read More

Mac Setups: Dual Screen Hackintosh with Lampshade iMac

Nov 27, 2010 - 1 Comment
hackintosh setup with imac

Here’s an awesome setup that really makes the best use of available hardware. On the left, a desktop Hackintosh powers the dual 22″ LG monitors, while an older lampshade iMac runs Linux on the right.

Install Mac OS X on HP Mini 1000 series – Hackintosh

Jul 18, 2010 - 1 Comment
hackintosh hp mini 1000

A friend of mine just got a free HP Mini 1000 from his job and was bored stiff with Windows XP, he couldn’t really think of a use for the netbook so I suggested installing Mac OS X on it. The little machine is an excellent candidate for a hackintosh, and the setup is just … Read More

Run Mac OS X Leopard on a Sony PSP

May 2, 2010 - 10 Comments
mac psp login

Did you know that with DolphinProjects, you can run Mac OS X Leopard on a Sony PSP? Me neither, I think I’ll stick with my hackintosh. Anyway, this might not be the most useful hack in the world, but it is pretty cool. Here are some screen shots, as you can see it is remarkably … Read More

Hackintosh favorite Dell Mini 10v has been discontinued

Apr 15, 2010 - 4 Comments

All good things must come to an end, and the favored Hackintosh netbook, the Mini 10v, has been discontinued. TUAW reports that they spoke with a Dell representative who told them the Dell Mini 10v reached the end of its product life and a replacement model will be out soon. The Dell Mini 10v has … Read More

Hackintosh 10.6.3 – Resources for the Update

Mar 31, 2010 - 4 Comments

If you have a Hackintosh desktop or Netbook, you may want to do a bit of research before jumping into the Mac OS X 10.6.3 system update. Users around the web are reporting everything from easy success to catastrophic failure, which isn’t too surprising considering the hardware diversity of Hackintosh systems. Simplest advice: Follow the … Read More

Mac Setups: Hackintosh Dell Mini 10v with 42″ LCD TV

Mar 17, 2010 - 2 Comments
hackintosh dell mini 10v external display

Here’s a unique Mac setup, a Hackintosh Dell Mini 10v hooked up to a 42″ LCD flat screen, and the same Mini with an external 22″ Dell display doing iPhone development! Ok ok, so it’s not really a Mac setup, but it’s running Mac OS X and it’s also our favorite Hackintosh netbook, so I … Read More

Change Font Smoothing Settings in Mac OS X

Feb 18, 2010 - 6 Comments
font smoothing mac os x

Mac OS X 10.6 simplified the font smoothing (anti-aliasing) for Mac OS X and all apps within it, but for some the change is unwelcome. If you feel like your screen looks different, it probably does, and the change can be very profound on certain LCD displays. Using the Terminal we can adjust the font … Read More

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