Anyone using a "hackintosh?"

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  1. TripTo My Taint

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    I honestly don't see what all the fuss is aboot with Macs, given the learning curve necessary to master an entirely different OS. That said, people who have them love them, but I still am unconvinced that I would see many benefits. I've assembled, repaired, and reinstalled operating systems hundreds (maybe into the thousands) of times, but I am an Apple virgin...Gates would be proud.

    It's time to build another desktop for myself, and was looking at a hackintosh...a PC hardware computer that legally runs the latest Mac operating systems. That way, if I hate the Mac way of doing things, I can always just wipe the hard drive and go back to Windows operating system.

    It's completely on the up-in-up by the way, as there's a new loader that allows the Mac OS to be installed without any hacking or altering of the original source code, thus abiding by the original TOS of the operating system.

    Any thoughts from Mac users...are they really that great?
     
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    More. MORE!
     
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    I started using Macs in earnest only relatively recently. I hate them. OSX is a fucking mess, and the simplest things are difficult or impossible. Did you know you can't cut and paste files in OSX? Yes, really.

    Just by the way, not entirely on the "up-and-up", since I think the OSX EULA says it forbids installations of Mac OS X on a "non-Apple-branded computer".

    But to play around with, sure, just put it up as an extra partition or something. Some old Windows people (and even Linux people lately) fall in love with the thing. Beats me as to why.
     
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    mac os isn't really anything special. i use a macbook because of the great trackpad, screen and overall build quality etc. my desktop is win7 and is perfectly fine. not worth the effort imo.
     
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    If you have Lion command+option+v and in any version just drag the file(s) :dontknow:
    because it is basically a Linux box.
     
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    That's what I'm thinking CM, but am curious about the Mac software.


    Did you see the news story about how some of the airfare websites direct Mac users to more expensive tickets and hotel prices? It was Orbitz I think...wtf?
     
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    Be a man.. buy a mac or build a pc with linux... hacked osx is super shitty and always breaks
     
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    this
     
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    Fuck linux...that shit smacks too much of hard work. I messed with that like 6 years ago and as I remember, it sucked hairy moose-balls.

    Has it gotten a bit more user-friendly?
     
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    :shit: :gayhand:
     
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    Thanks, yeah, I know, but dragging a file or set of files across multiple directories, hard drives, and network shares, dodging windows and waiting for folders to expand along the way, is a lot to ask of the end user, and ridiculously prone to error. In other operating systems you could always CUT the damned file(s), go to the destination, and then PASTE it when you're good and ready. It's nice that it's finally there, but it's ludicrous it took them this long to finally add it in Lion. Is "Cut" in the pull-down menu now?
     
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    Mac kind of used to be for the artsy crowd, and maybe still is, to some extent. Somebody has finally bothered to write a virus for Macs, so I guess that advantage is out the window :dontknow:
     
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    fair enough - not sure my rig at work is on Snow Leopard :facepalm:, I have Lion at home.
     
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    What would be the best Linux os to start with? Ubuntu? Mint 12?

    Perhaps I'll do a dual boot and check it out...I didn't give it much time before bailing on it before. I bet it takes 3-6 months to be really comfortable with it.
     
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    If you're someone who relies on file management I would steer clear of anything based on GNOME (including vanilla Ubuntu and Mint). I'm not a regular Linux user but KDE's file managers (Konqueror and Dolphin) seems to have far more power than the crap in GNOME. Just my two cents. Linux flavor opinions are a dime a dozen of course. A lot of people seem to be dumping both in favor of XFCE.