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Linux had bad support for my graphics card


I am surprised to hear that. OpenSUSE supported my GMA 950 beautifully from day one (June 2006). Debian took a bit longer, but it was fine eventually. But I sold that mobo quite a long time ago (I have a Bad Axe 2 now, no integrated graphics). Which distro do you use?

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After setting up my HackBook Pro, I upgraded my old 3 GHz Celeron D war horse and installed Vista on it as a dedicated PC game machine. My Mac? Sitting here on my desk, running great with 10.5.4. I use it approx. 8 to 12 hours a day, 6 days a week!

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I┤m a full-time osx86 user...with no problems at all.

Need windows? I just use Parallels.

Ops! 1 problem: printing via network. Sometimes it runs ok; sometimes I just don┤t know how to install a driver.

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Pony up the (49EU?) money for PrintFab -- If you do network printing, it's well worth it. I have a Canon MP530 at the office on a Windows domain (2003 Server). Canon supplies native Mac (Intel) drivers and software but network printing was nonexistent until I used PrintFab. Google it :unsure:

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I am running Mac OS X on my desktop that I assembled for hackintosh. I also use Mac OS X on my Gateway NX260X. I ditched all Linux and Windows systems for good, and now only use Mac OS X on those two and my real Mac. :D Linux was easy to give up because Mac OS X is really a UNIX system, and because Linux clients sucks big time in multimedia applications. Windows was a little bit harder because of Microsoft Money and DVD Shrink, which I have used for 7 years, but I finally gave them up.

I use Mac OS X for mostly coding in C/C++, typesetting in LaTeX, making slides with Keynotes, and playing tunes and movies. I am really happy with my desktop hackintosh because it is stable and fast and virtually requires no maintenance.

One bad aspect of hackintosh that no body talks about is the addiction (or maybe just for me). Whenever I see a possibility, I change a machine into a hackintosh. I have convinced my friends and changed their machines into hackintoshes (three of them so far). :D

I use Mac OS X for 8 hours at home and school and Linux (on the desktop in my office) for 2 hours at school.

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I've been a full time Mac user for years, and I needed a cheap new computer, so I built a Hackintosh. Now I use it 95% of the time, though I still love my Powerbook :)

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Hey you guys,
Im a hackintosh convert for about 2 years now,
started with 10.4.7 on a P4 HT Shuttle SB86i. moved to 10.5.1, 10.5.2, .3, .5 and finally on 6.
ditched the shuttle and built a more compatible coe2duo rig.
I am a graphic design student and EVERYTHING in college is a mac.
my main rig is a mac and I do mission-critical work on it.
and do awesome projects on it !!

never been more happier.

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I use my Hac desktop for everything at home, and use MacBook everywhere else, e.g college. Hac is rock solid and is used for everything. I actually haven't run Windows on any of my own computers for 2 years. Been Linux and then Mac OS X.

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I use my Hac desktop for everything at home, and use MacBook everywhere else, e.g college. Hac is rock solid and is used for everything. I actually haven't run Windows on any of my own computers for 2 years. Been Linux and then Mac OS X.


Same here but I only have one PC, ditched Windows one year ago and totally immersed in OS X :D

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My hackintosh is my main and only computer I use it for music production, video editing, image post processing, music listening, movie watching, internet browsing and homework writing!

Everything works fine but ONE thing and it's crazy annoying:

The clock keep desyncing and I have to resync it every now and then (pretty much every time I want to make sure I got the right time.. I lose about 1 minute every 20 minutes.

Everything else is perfect.

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The clock keep desyncing and I have to resync it every now and then (pretty much every time I want to make sure I got the right time.. I lose about 1 minute every 20 minutes.


You might want to replace the battery on your motherboard.

@Topic: I'm been using OS X full-time for the last couple of weeks. I just quite recently upgraded my computer and on my old PC it didn't just work quite right (no QE for example). With my new machine it works REALLY good and the upgrade was much cheaper than buying an iMac, which by the way doesn't really look that good imho.
After fine-tuning it the system is rock solid.
I don't like dual booting as I'd rather have ONE system for everything and OS X is just that. Most games are {censored} anyway and I don't need that childish stuff anymore. Once in a while some mini-games is enough.

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It's a problem with the kernel update to the latestn voodoo kernel should fix it





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