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This article was published on November 3, 2009


Apple Attacks Hackintosh – Will Block Atom Processors In OSX 10.6.2

Apple Attacks Hackintosh – Will Block Atom Processors In OSX 10.6.2
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atomThe hackers of the world take note, if you are running a OSX hackintosh with an Atom processor, get ready to be borked.

Apple, never known for loving open systems, is moving to close more loopholes on unauthorized installs of its popular proprietary operating system.

Recently, with the rise in popularity of netbooks, many Mac enthusiasts made OSX work on their diminutive machines, creating useable OSX netbooks. Very cheap Macbook Airs, if you will. Similar specs, I am sure.

With the upcoming block of Atom, a very popular netbook processor, Apple is forcing out a large number of potential hackintosh computers. Of course, Apple refuses to address the low-end of the market with cheaper machines. It is leaving potential users with few options: buy a real mac, or go without.

Do you have a hackintosh? If so, do you think that it is a good alternative to a real Mac?