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  • n. Plural form of Hackintosh.


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  • (Machines running OS X on non-Apple hardware are commonly called Hackintoshes because of the "hacking" necessary to get the OS running properly.)

    Ars Technica

  • According to numerous user reports, it breaks support for so-called "Hackintoshes" - Intel Atom-based netbooks that have been modified to run Snow Leopard instead of their original operating system.

    InformationWeek - All Stories And Blogs

  • These "Hackintoshes" still running OS X, so they are still Mac software, but they aren't Macs.

    MacMod - Connecting Smart Mac Users

  • With an active community fully supporting Hackintoshes, particularly the mini 9, any issues are ironed out very quickly.

    The Problems With A Hackintosh Netbook, Six Months Out | Lifehacker Australia

  • Rebel EFI, a piece of software that enables consumers to make their own Hackintoshes.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • The njunction effectively banned Psystar from selling Mac clones or distributing tools that would enable consumers to create their own Hackintoshes.

    Original Signal - Transmitting Gadgets

  • We haven't tested it on our Hackintoshes yet, and while it's unlikely to break anything, it's better to be safe than sorry.


  • And while there are a few brave souls out there sticking it to The Man with their Hackintoshes, for normal people the EULA rules: they run Mac OS X on

    Ars Technica

  • Perhaps they are hoping Apple will get so sick of all the press they will simply pay them off, or maybe these guys really are fighting for the future of Hackintoshes.

    Maximum PC all RSS Feed

  • And why is Apple shooting itself in the foot by not offering a full sized desktop Mac for consumers, something techies are turning to Hackintoshes to fulfill? last blog post, some time in the near future we will be doing a month-long review on Ubuntu to see if it's ready & capable as serving as my main desktop OS.

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