This is a quick write up on my Hackintosh experiences. [SUCCESS]
My computing choices and views have started to change recently. Since having the Macbook pro, I’ve become increasingly dis-satisfied with my Windows & Linux desktop operating systems. (Don’t get me wrong, Debian still is my main server choice!)
I was fed up with slowness, poor hardware support & broken updates. What I needed was desktop OS that is tested with specific hardware to make sure that everything is compatible, fast and works with minimum fuss.
Apple computers fit that bracket, but they have one major downfall – the cost! I simply cannot afford an Apple system (preferably an Apple Pro – they start at £2041 without a monitor!!)
There is another option to gain an Apple system for lower cost – a Hackintosh. This is the method of installing Apples operating system on standard PC hardware.
I chose to go the hackintosh route, to see if my hardware would work and I could get OSX (Lion) booted and working.
I followed an excellent guide here to create a bootable USB Lion install disk. In fact that www.tonymacx86.com site has a wealth of resources that any hackintosh fan should digest!
So after a lot of learning I have created an OSX Lion hackintosh system on the following hardware:
Gigabyte GA-G31M-ES2L motherboard (Socket 775) Link