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Getting Smart about OSX86

Dr Phred's Avatar Picture Dr Phred (Moderator) – January 27, 2009 08:00AM Reply Quote
All about Leopard on non-apples.

Cloudscout – July 21, 2012 07:31AM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Win7 actually works better on those than WinXP.

John Willoughby – July 21, 2012 09:48AM Reply Quote
Save us, Lord, from the furries of the Norsemen!
Really? My Acer was really... um... resource constrained. The XP that came for it ran decently, as did OS X 10.4. I was afraid to even try Windows 7.

El Jeffe – July 21, 2012 10:33AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
Fry's has a $250 Win7 laptop right now. I was thinking about getting that one or similar if I needed it.
Ok, after about 114 windows updates, what (FREE?) anti virus is there for XP?

Cloudscout – July 21, 2012 12:04PM Reply Quote
Det finnes ikke dårlig vær, bare dårlige klær!
Microsoft Security Essentials is a decent, free AV solution for WinXP, Vista, Win7 and Win8.

El Jeffe – July 21, 2012 04:44PM Reply Quote
What a journey.
oh, I thought it was not available for XP and so I have not thought to look. Thanks.

El Jeffe – July 22, 2012 04:47AM Reply Quote
What a journey.
awoke to Windows Update filling up the HD/SSD.
Just as it should be.

John Willoughby – December 18, 2016 01:58PM Reply Quote
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Posting this from an Acer netbook that I hackintoshed years ago. Running Leopard. Tiny thing. Very cute, but not very practical.

ARL (Moderator) – December 18, 2016 10:00PM Reply Quote
I whinge therefore I am!
Not even Snow Leopard?

John Willoughby – December 19, 2016 08:35AM Reply Quote
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At the time that I hackintoshed it, Leopard was the latest hacked OS available. It's mostly a novelty now, since its batteries no longer seem to take a charge (despite having been detached from the machine during storage, as the manual instructed), but it amazes me with how functional it is. So tiny...

ARL (Moderator) – December 20, 2016 01:33PM Reply Quote
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but it amazes me with how functional it is. So tiny...

So, thin and (if replaced with new ones) good battery life? ;-)

John Willoughby – December 20, 2016 06:32PM Reply Quote
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I get where you're going with that, but a very different design esthetic. Much thicker than a modern MacBook, much less deep and wide. Seven (?) inch screen, non-retina, of course. Small keyboard, but usable. Just as the modern MacBook, useless for anything except light work. The MacBook is the better machine, by virtue of its larger screen and keyboard, but not a lot of practical difference for Messages, email, and web browsing.

John Willoughby – April 11, 2017 02:48PM Reply Quote
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