OS X Mavericks:
When Apple says desktop operating system, that includes laptops, correct?
Is it better to wait to confirm system compatibility before purchasing an inexpensive Ivy Bridge / Haswell laptop or will something running Mountain Lion be able to handle the newer OS? I know it maybe a major pain trying to keep up with OS updates but may give it a shot.
Someone pointed me out to this helpful forum:
Aug 4th, 2013 08:52 AM #1
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Will a hackintosh laptop running on OS X Mountain Lion be able to take on Mavericks?
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Aug 4th, 2013 02:21 PM #2
Even getting the hardware recommended on the various OSX forums is no guarantee that you'll have a fully-functional Mac using non-Mac hardware. The biggest issue for any Hackintosh build is drivers. Using AppleUpdate can also cause a system to not boot or crash.
Aug 4th, 2013 02:33 PM #3
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Aug 4th, 2013 02:55 PM #5
This is also a concern:
7) If you are trying to install on to a laptop that only has Intel HD Graphics, be aware that this GPU is not supported. It will only run at 1024x768 with NO graphics acceleration and you will not be able to run things like iTunes.
Thanks for your help. I guess we are stuck with buying genuine Appleware if we want to try OS X.
Aug 4th, 2013 03:04 PM #6
If you want a laptop that is OSx compatible, I think a laptop with an nVidia gpu has a better chance of working with hardware acceleration. Just because you get the proper resolution for your laptop screen doesn't mean hard acceleration is working.
Aug 4th, 2013 07:39 PM #7
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I use a hackintosh and honestly after I got it running didn't bother to do any update since...
Its too much work and reading to make sure nothing breaks etc...
Unless you want to constantly keep up to date on forums and stuff, just buy a mac
And definitely don't buy a hackintosh just learn to do it yourself
Aug 4th, 2013 08:14 PM #8
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I built a hackintosh. You really need specific parts on the desktop end. I would stay away 100% on non apple laptops. Just buy a macbook
Aug 4th, 2013 08:33 PM #9
Okay, seems like Apple laptop it will be. Thanks everyone for chiming in.
Just wished Apple introduced touch screen, since I think it inevitably will.
Aug 5th, 2013 03:48 AM #10
no unless you can backup your bootloader or use something like refit bootloader your out of luck.
ivy is fully supported in hackintosh build.
i have done many and i can tell you from experience you should have much issues with drivers with ivy.
Aug 5th, 2013 08:23 AM #11
Did you mean shouldn't have issues?
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Aug 5th, 2013 02:42 PM #13
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Aug 5th, 2013 05:22 PM #14
whatever you decide to do.
the best advice i can give you before you do anything is to read and ask.
dont buy anything until you get the definitive answers first.
i bought a few wifi adapters before reading if they were supported in my first few hackintosh builds and ended up returning all of them.
also i could of saved a ton of time if i picked a hardware build that was easier to setup out of the box.
but once the hackintosh is working it works well.
back to your original question about the imaging and backup.
i found that cloning is fine as long as your mac and windows or linux OS partitions are on completly different HDD's.
don't partition the drive and put both OS's on it. that way if one OS fails you can just swap out the drive with your back up and keep everything else intact.
this will also keep your bootloader happy and if there is a boot issue you can always boot up chimera and setup again using your usb stick.
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Aug 6th, 2013 10:40 AM #15
that is only on certain hardware that does not have official drivers or hacked drivers yet.
the reason ppl go hackintosh is superior hardware for a fraction of the cost you would spend from apple.
i can make an i7 system decked out building it myself for less then 1k instead of buying a mac pro from apple for almost 3.5k.
i would also get more speed and power out of the hackintosh as well... and hand pick the parts i want.