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hi all developers, i have an idea.
many people want to get dual boot working with there pc but have no idea if there hardwares are supported or not. maybe someone can write little app that checks the pc's hardware with the Hardware Compatibility Lists in wiki and tell which hardware is supported?
:P this would really help alot of people who are new to osx x86.

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I know nothing about Windows programing. :P

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I could do this, but we would need a very comprehensive list of compatible hardware

Actually i guess ill start creating a basic version and post it here. Cant be that tough

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cool, this will help a lot of newbies.
i am not a programmer, so i have no idea if it's too hard to do. but is it possible to check the user's hardware with the HCLs plus other osx requirements like SSE2 SSE3?

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If you need any help, I'm up for it.

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You can check if you have SSE2/SSE3 with CPU-Z

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I can do this as well using VB or C++...im currently learning java, and trying to teach my self perl.

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You can check if you have SSE2/SSE3 with CPU-Z


i know we can use cpu-z but wont it be nice to show the user everything in one tool?

well, i dont know, if developers think it's redundant, then we will keep using cpu-z. lol

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You could just take a live distro like Knoppix and strip it down(I have an article on this, customise your distro for dummies) , and have a boot up shell script execute the GNU hardware lister, grep the list, and cmp it agianst a file containing known good hardware. The GNU hardware lister gives you everything, and I mean everything, right down to your MB's and CPU's serial #. If you know anyone that knows perl (alas, I do not), he could even put in a script that would spider your wiki and check for new compatable hardware.

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I've already written a program that will tell you what device IDs you have. It can easily be converted to check a list of devices that currently have solutions.

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cool! where can i get your program? if its easy to convert your program, are you actually going to do it?

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cool! where can i get your program? if its easy to convert your program, are you actually going to do it?


I dont know how to do the same thing on a mac, unfortunately. But if people are genuinely interested, I can have a windows version in a couple days.

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Look I have been to lazy too do it. Ask cbkmgd. He knows. Anyways, what i wanted to do was a simplistic app, which had a selection where u selected your processer, mb, snd card, ram, gfx card. Then this would compare stuff against a DB file (glorified txt file) and show suggestions/tick/cross

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Sorry to re-open an older thread but I wanted to know if any progress was made on this?

A windows/Linux version would be best.

I would like to contribute to any efforts (if needed)

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Sorry to re-open an older thread but I wanted to know if any progress was made on this?

A windows/Linux version would be best.

I would like to contribute to any efforts (if needed)

http://www.insanelym...howtopic=219584





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