The Always Up-to-Date Guide to Building a Hackintosh (OS X 10.10)

Building a hackintosh—that is, installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware—used to require extremely restricted hardware choices and quite a bit of know-how. Now your options are vast and the installation process is fairly simple. With that in mind, here is our always up-to-date guide to building a hackintosh that… » 10/21/14 5:39pm 10/21/14 5:39pm

The Best Way Save $1800: A Hackintosh Mac Pro

While the majority of hackintoshes we've seen recently have involved netbooks, there's something to be said for making your own $2700 Mac Pro for $900 in components... and a cardboard box. » 10/06/10 9:00pm 10/06/10 9:00pm

Axon Haptic Will Be the Tablet You Can Hackintosh

Choosing not to go down the Psystar route and sell its tablet pre-loaded with OS X, Axon will instead let customers hackintosh its Haptic tablet—selling it minus an OS. Load Windows, Linux or even OS X on it. » 8/13/10 8:13am 8/13/10 8:13am

Psystar Sells T-Shirts Now, Seriously, T-Shirts

Remember Psystar, the hackintosh company that stood up to Apple (and lost)? While they can't sell you a PC running OS X anymore, they will sell you this $15 t-shirt. Oh how the mighty have fallen. [Psystar Thanks MacJedi!] » 12/28/09 11:18am 12/28/09 11:18am

Sony Vaio UX Becomes a Killer Hackintosh UMPC

Not only can this 2007 model UX490 quad-boot into OS X, Windows 7, XP Pro, and Vista Business, but its specs have been overhauled. A voice-capable HSPA modem has been added, plus a faster CPU and larger solid-state hard disk. » 11/23/09 6:35am 11/23/09 6:35am

Intel Atom's Snow Leopard Compatibility Re-Hacked

The 10.6.2 update for Snow Leopard didn't include Atom chipset support, so it wouldn't work on hackintoshes—but didn't keep enterprising hackers from finding a workaround. They promised it last week, and now they've delivered: Atom support is back, although apparently implementing the fix isn't the easiest project.… » 11/20/09 1:00am 11/20/09 1:00am

Flash 10.1 Is Good News for Hackintosh Netbooks

High-Def Flash video is a stretch on some hacktintosh netbooks, but Flash 10.1 brings it into the realm of possibility. I just installed it on my MSI Wind running Leopard, and damn: HD YouTube and Vimeo videos were almost watchable. » 11/17/09 12:10pm 11/17/09 12:10pm

Psystar Is Royally Screwed

Yet another bad day for Psystar. After both Apple and the shady hackintosh company filed for summary judgements, the rulings are out, and Psystar is looking pretty screwed. » 11/14/09 3:55pm 11/14/09 3:55pm

Netbook Hackintosh 10.6.2 Fix Coming In "A Few Weeks," Fallen Netbooks…

When Apple killed Atom processor support in the Snow Leopard 10.6.2 update, it was one of the first times they'd actively tried to stop hobbyist hackintoshing. It was also sort of a dick move! Luckily, it's not going to stick. » 11/11/09 11:06am 11/11/09 11:06am

Latest Snow Leopard Developer Build Breaks Hackintosh Support... Again

Enough with the back and forth already, Apple. If you're going to kill Atom support then just kill it. Don't toy with us, taking and giving like some sort of merciless god. » 11/07/09 6:30pm 11/07/09 6:30pm

Surprise! Psystar's Rebel EFI Software and Customer Service are Shady

Psystar's Rebel EFI software promises that you can install OS X on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Quad, i7 or Xeon Nehalem processor for $50, but we are discovering that you will probably end up getting screwed royally. » 11/05/09 1:40pm 11/05/09 1:40pm

OS X 10.6.2 Does Not Ditch Atom Support, Hackintosh Safe

It appears that Atom support has resurfaced in the latest developer build (10C535), so users running OS X on Atom netbooks are safe, for now. Although, anything can happen between now and the final build. [Stell via 9to5Mac via Crunchgear] » 11/04/09 4:30pm 11/04/09 4:30pm

Is Apple Trying to Kill Hackintosh Netbooks? OS X 10.6.2 Ditches Atom…

Coders have confirmed that the developer build of Snow Leopard 10.6.2 nixes support for netbook Atom processors. Nothing's final yet, of course, but given Apple's lame fight with Palm over iTunes compatibility, are hackintosh netbooks next in the firing line? » 11/02/09 7:37am 11/02/09 7:37am

How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard…

Here's the pitch: a 10-inch, almost-pocketable computer running Snow Leopard, the latest, greatest version of OS X. It costs just $300. Sound good? Here's how to make your own. » 10/24/09 3:00pm 10/24/09 3:00pm

Psystar's Rebel EFI Works: Make Your PC a Mac for $50

In case you missed it, Psystar's new downloadable software lets you install OS X on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Quad, i7 or Xeon Nehalem processor. CrunchGear tried it on an HP TouchSmart, and even the touchscreen worked. » 10/23/09 11:50am 10/23/09 11:50am

Psystar's $50 Software Lets You Put Snow Leopard on a Non-Hacked PC

Not content with waging a crazy legal battle with Apple based on just selling hardware with Snow Leopard on it, Psystar is now selling software that lets you put OS X on any new PC. » 10/22/09 4:09pm 10/22/09 4:09pm

Final Round of Psystar vs Apple Might Be Called Off

I'm pissed. For months, I've been waiting for the Psystar vs Apple trial to hit the court. And now both companies are filing motions for summary judgments and potentially denying me a show? » 10/09/09 7:05pm 10/09/09 7:05pm

Man, That's a Huge Hackintosh

Check out the machine Intel used to demo their insanely fast 10Gbps Light Peak optical data transfer tech at IDF: Yep, a hulking freak of a Hackintosh—the only thing that's more awesome than a super teeny tiny Hackintosh. » 9/24/09 10:00pm 9/24/09 10:00pm

Openbook Nano Review: The Lazy Man's Hackintosh Netbook

I'm a little torn. In even acknowledging the OpenBook Nano, I ensure that Apple will shut down Macwind, the company selling stock MSI Wind U100s preloaded with OS X for $399. But that's not the worst of it. » 8/25/09 1:00pm 8/25/09 1:00pm

Best Buy Acknowledges the Obvious, Puts Hackintoshed Dell Netbook On…

Everyone involved knows exactly why certain Dell netbooks are in such high demand, but nobody can outright say it, officially. That didn't stop one Best Buy—or at least, one of its employees—from coming clean. » 8/11/09 4:52pm 8/11/09 4:52pm