Hey y'all. New here.… somehow came just very recently to the Hackintosh scene by some whim. Running iAtkos V7 currently on a Compaq CQ57-439WM I got last year with Windows 7, which got Ubuntu put on the day it came home. Somehow Ubuntu is/was becoming very bloated and even with "Lightweight Ubuntu Distributions" like LXLE and its ilk, even LXLE with Linux kernel 3.8 (or whatever it is now) became a very horrible RAM hog… after the system was booted for only an hour. RAM would climb up toward 80% even with just two applications open: mail and web browser, an hour later. (LXLE, an acronym for Lubuntu eXtra Life Extension, has a "system heath meter" which shown you your up time, CPU and RAM usage, among other things.)
So, I started to get interested in running Mac OS X but didn't have any funds to go to the Apple Store in the city next to me (MacArthur Center Mall in Norfolk, VA) and plunk down hard-earned cash for even a decent Mac Mini, so a little bored Googling came into order, and then I got interested in running Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware. So, about a week later, hardly any sleep and living off of microwaved grub, I've gained an experience that my friends and such are amazed at my "intelligence" (lol) about this. But sometimes, you gotta join a forum to ask for help because I know I'm not alone in this either.
But, I'm glad to be a part here. And now I'm learning how to install Lion thanks to a ton of bookmarks and other places on Hackintoshing, including this place. Thanks and I hope I learn a lot here, especially like I did on another forum, which is a totally different subject altogether and I kindly decline not to post what that forum is.