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Under The Hood: The Complete Guide To Hackintosh Upgrading

You didn’t want to settle for Apple’s underpowered hardware, so you built yourself a hackintosh. A few years later it’s feeling slow and you want to upgrade. Because you created the machine yourself, you don’t need to shell out tons of cash for a new one. You can upgrade for a fraction of the price of your original build. But upgrading your hackintosh involves a bit of work and some new challenges — unless you take the right approach.

Under The Hood: Complete Guide To Building A Hackintosh [OS X 10.8.1]

Building a hackintosh — that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware — used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our complete guide to building a hackintosh that will walk you through purchasing compatible parts, building your machine and installing OS X all on your own.

Can I Hackintosh My Laptop?

I have a Sorny Inspironbookmate 2564300iP00. Can I make Hackintosh? But seriously, I know a lot of people ask if they can hackintosh their obscure laptop that nobody has ever heard of and I understand it’s very unlikely that they can, but when is it possible? When can Mac OS X be installed on a out-of-the-box laptop and run just like it would on a real Mac?

Turn An Original Xbox Into A Hackintosh

Some hacking projects advance our understanding of how things work, or how to make them work better. Others are just… well… because they could. I’d put this particular hack, turning an original Xbox into a hackintosh, into that second category.

Directly Install Mac OS X Lion On Your Hackintosh

If you’ve read our guide to building a Hackintosh you know that installing Mac OS X Lion requires a bit of work. You have install Snow Leopard, then go through a fairly tedious upgrade process rather than just installing from scratch. Fortunately, thanks to a new utility called UniBeast (from tonymacx86, of course), that’s no longer a problem.

How To Build A Hackintosh Mini For A Less Expensive, Faster Mac

We’ve shown you how to build a Hackintosh with enough power to rival a Mac Pro, but for those of you who want a still powerful Mac on a budget you can build a Hack Mini. We’ll show you what you need to build it and walk you through the entire OS X installation.

How To Create A Portable Hackintosh On A USB Thumb Drive

There are tons of awesome live, bootable Linux systems, but what if you need to run OS X? Reader Will shows us how to put a portable version of OS X on a thumb drive and boot it on (most) Intel computers.

The Best Way Save $US1800 On A Hackintosh Mac Pro

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While the majority of Hackintoshes we’ve seen recently have involved netbooks, there’s something to be said for making your own $US2700 Mac Pro for $US900 in components… and a cardboard box.

Axon Haptic Will Be The Tablet You Can Hackintosh

Choosing not to go down the Psystar route and sell its tablet pre-loaded with OS X, Axon will instead let customers hackintosh its Haptic tablet – selling it minus an OS. Load Windows, Linux or even OS X on it.

Psystar Sells T-Shirts Now, Seriously, T-Shirts

Remember Psystar, the hackintosh company that stood up to Apple (and lost)? While they can’t sell you a PC running OS X anymore, they will sell you this $US15 t-shirt. Oh how the mighty have fallen.

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