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It's not so much a matter of people wanting hardware that doesn't work with Mac OS X, it's people wanting hardware that doesn't work easily with Mac OS X. Then they just give up and go back to Windows or buy a Mac.

Your last sentence basically summarized my post.


There loss I guess.

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I insist: there's no "inactivity crisis" either in the forum or in the OSX86 scene. This kind of thing is cyclical, and frequently follow a close time relationship with Apple's releases and updates.

Some days ago, Apple released 10.8.3: the activity in the forum has been intense since then, even in topics that hold no relationship with the release. See? In fact, this release reaffirmed one thing: we (insanelymac.com) are still the biggest community of the whole scene (being the best was never matter of doubt).

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I insist: there's no "inactivity crisis" either in the forum or in the OSX86 scene. This kind of thing is cyclical, and frequently follow a close time relationship with Apple's releases and updates.

Some days ago, Apple released 10.8.3: the activity in the forum has been intense since then, even in topics that hold no relationship with the release. See? In fact, this release reaffirmed one thing: we (insanelymac.com) are still the biggest community of the whole scene (being the best was never matter of doubt).

All the best!


Yep, I think taht's the point. It worked for me that way too: I'm not able to help that much other users, so I'm not posting very much, but when a new release comes out it takes me a couple of hours (or days) to have it all up and running again, and I'm here again to make some kind of 'activity' just to then 'disappear' for some time till a new release coumes out again.
It's a cycle.

The difference is that when I begun with the x86 world, it didn't take a couple of hours but a couple of weeks (months?) and the approach was totally different, there was the disclosure of a brand new world, and a lot of things didn't 'just work' but you had to trial and tribulate a lot just to have the minimum stuff up and running. Nowadays is almost a setup, like 'I agree, next, next, next, finish, reboot' and et voilà, everything works. Except someone, like other users said, who complains cause his USB3 is not working.

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Yes, there is a bit of an ebb and flow for both our site activity and new memberships according to "outside" influences. However, the amount of traffic here and new members joining remain very high, there's just less reason to post new topics because A; People are finally realizing that searching for the already written answers to their question is a good idea, and B; Just about every question imaginable has already been asked and answered on these forums already by now :), which brings us back to A; again. :king:

Uh no, try again? You have no idea.... it has nothing to do with Tony.

Tony is like FedEx, he delivers packages to your doorstep. Everything inside was made by other people.

And like FedEx, have the packages been dropped, tossed and kicked a few times before arriving? Possible your anticipated delivery may now be nothing but a broken piece of junk? I think so. :D At least FedEx offers insurance.

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Hey

I haven't been here for for years. The design, the functionalities, all have been improved by a lot. I love the new site, and how we can search for new content here. I miss my active moment here.

I successfully build my own hackintosh here, and now I already manage to buy my own mac. IM has given me the experience I will never forget — the very first kiss of OS X. It was a whole new dimension to me. The satisfaction of installing OS X on a windows machine. It was luxurious. A system that I can never afford at the time.

And my name is still there at the bottom of this site, next to Privacy Policy. Heheh. Deep, man. How I miss the old days. I will discover my way to a Mountain Lion mackintosh one day.

One day.

I really hope and pray that IM will stay alive forever. Excellent work on the function & design of Insanelymac.com.

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I don't know about other people but cost is a real concern for me. Just a few years ago I could buy a used PC for under $100 and it would have good enough specs to be a fast hackintosh. I was much more active on the board when I could pick up a cheap PC and try to hackintosh it. I didn't mind failing occasionally because I could always try another cheap old computer.

I would have to spend around $300 today to buy a used PC that would run Mountain Lion. That kind of takes the sport right out of it. I am encouraged that some of the new kernals will work on older machines.

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Hi!

The kernels in the AMD Development section will run Mountain Lion on any machine which is 64-bit capable (including but not limited to Pentium 4 and Pentium D CPUs), regardless of how old, because of the built-in opcode emulator. Even more than that: a Mountain Lion kernel for 32-bit is under way (but i suppose it will need a 64-bit CPU anyway, since most of the userland processes are 64-bit, i'm afraid).

All the best!

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There is nothing more frustrating and fun then getting an AMD machine working.

When you get it to work you get such a headrush considering how difficult it is.

AMD hackintoshing is straight up fun


I just sticked to frustrating. Could not get it to work, a bootable USB yes, but installing, forget it, yes, i compared the USB, replaced some files on the HDD etc. There was no fun, SH** got Sirius!
Myself, i had AMD once, my first laptop, an Acer Aspire ?*?. After that, i had only Intel.

Nevertheless, i will get OS X running on that AMD machine 1 day.
Working on this 1,5 year now, on and off ofcourse, but i'm not giving up. And honestly, i did not do any research yet on the hardware, trial and error, which makes it fun :D

This would be a good moment for a Rickroll i think.

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Hi!

The kernels in the AMD Development section will run Mountain Lion on any machine which is 64-bit capable (including but not limited to Pentium 4 and Pentium D CPUs), regardless of how old, because of the built-in opcode emulator. Even more than that: a Mountain Lion kernel for 32-bit is under way (but i suppose it will need a 64-bit CPU anyway, since most of the userland processes are 64-bit, i'm afraid).

All the best!

My MacBook 2,1 stuck on Lion due to GMA950. 32bit ML Kernel FTW!

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It's here already, for quite a few days in fact: https://meklort.com/~sinet3k/sinedp1

Credits to Sinetek. It's a dp1 kernel, but should also work with 10.8.x, as long as you use the kexts from dp1 (for 10.8.x don't have 32-bit kexts).

Try and post there your results, please!

All the best!

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It's here already, for quite a few days in fact: https://meklort.com/~sinet3k/sinedp1

Credits to Sinetek. It's a dp1 kernel, but should also work with 10.8.x, as long as you use the kexts from dp1 (for 10.8.x don't have 32-bit kexts).

Try and post there your results, please!

All the best!

OK, need it at my job tomorrow, big meeting with company contracted for our web content management/database, but suspect I may have a ML MacBook before the weekend! :)

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i think that the is also ppl who once that have osx installed that just use it. and don't bother messing about. there just happy to have a very stable system.
which means thay no longer come to the forum. don't have the confidence to help others
i have four friends i have helped build hacks. that don't wish to up date or mess. just enjoy there systems

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i think that the is also ppl who once that have osx installed that just use it. and don't bother messing about. there just happy to have a very stable system.
which means thay no longer come to the forum. don't have the confidence to help others
i have four friends i have helped build hacks. that don't wish to up date or mess. just enjoy there systems

LOL, the more Hack's I set up for other people, the more time I have to spend fixing them when they screw something up! Sometimes it turns out to be unrelated to being a Hack at all or just stupid, like being asked to come over and fix computer when a simple reboot was all that was needed....."You didn't try that before calling me?!!!!" Of course if they do say they tried to fix it first, that usually means they screwed things up even more....then called me :)

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A hackintosh with compatible parts (from now on a "vanilla" hackintosh, the only kind that can be recommended seriously as a main machine to get real job done) these days is as straightforward to install or service as any Windows setup (in my opinion, even more then most Windows 8 setups; Windows 8 still has the broader hardware compatibility advantage though).

That said, people break the most clean and safe Windows setups all the time! In fact, i think it's even easier to screw things with windows because 1) Windows is quite more complex interface-wise and 2) Windows is the target of almost the totality of malware.

I honestly think people who service "vanilla" hackintoshes (if this job really exists) have easier times because when things go wrong with a hackintosh, is either a newbie stuck with a very silly misstep (like failing to repair permissions or put back a patched AppleHDA after an update) or an advanced user trying to enable support for exotic pieces of hardware or achieve some other OSX86 breakthrough, and this guy/gal won't call your help (but you might as well ask his/hers).

All the best!

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Well, if I was "Windowsing" computers for them, I'd get way more calls :) It's never been the Hackintoshes fault, but user or hardware failure(don't do this anymore BTW). If they were slightly computer literate, I wouldn't be the one installing OSX in the first place :) I've done home media installs in the past and get call months later cause the phone doesn't work. It's phone company's problem and wiring is no where near anything I do (outside house in front vs inside house in back), but call me instead of phone company because I was the last person to be there that owned a pair of wire strippers :) Same thing. Or...at current job I don't travel while working, but did have 1 1/2 hour drive each way for meeting today. Yesterday boss reminds me just before leaving work , to remember to write down my milage for reimbursement. I say "OK", get in car and when I start it, the LCD display for odometer's PCB burns up! Seriously. 16 years and 220,000 miles, and not until the one second in all that time someone tells me to track odometer, it burns up!. Similar logic would then say it's her fault because she was last person to mention it :) Or anytime person brings a car to mechanic shop, anything else that breaks on it for the next year they think it was the shops fault, until next mechanic works on it, then cycle repeats. etc

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people always lie to you.

what happened, me. (them) just turned it on and nothing happened (true answer i had the side off to see how it works and tuched something and it went off)
on window o/s (them) I've got a virus. (me) have you been on any adult sites or downloaded things or opened unknown mail. (Them) OOO NO.
True answer YES . YES AND YES
i hope you all find this as funny as me i think it happened to most of us that mess with computers

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It is not on porno sites only that you find viruses. Also on illegal downloads pages, like game patches.
My Windows PC was used for some time by my young friend only . When I checked, it was absolutely invaded by malware. However cleaning an infected PC is not that difficult if you have the right tools.

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@Alessandro17 i thought my quote. or downloaded other things covered that.

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Well I have Windows 8 install that has only ever been booted a few times and is only used to do firmware updates or run AIDA64 and then go right back to OSX. It at least got malware, making Chrome have fake phishing Adobe Flash update popup windows. Just connecting to internet and opening web browser seems to be enough :) Win 8 not winning me over! :P

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Another reason for reduced activity is owning a now obsolete nVidia nForce Intel chipset MOBO; namely, my ASUS P5N32-E SLI Plus 650i chipset MOBO with Quad Core Q6600 CPU, that refuses to 'die'......... :wallbash:

It has just kept on working reliably from day one even after 6 years of continuous use!.......it has done and continues to do 100% what I ask of it and its 4 HDDs and 3 DVDRWs from OS X 10.5 through to 10.8.3, along with Windows Vista and 7, plus Linux..........preventing me from trying to justify buying a new Intel chipset MOBO and Intel Sandy Bridge CPU setup, let alone even thinking of an EVGA Classified SR2 MOBO or for a new MacPro ( periodically, I price up these systems with non-existent money hoping that they have dropped in price...... :jester: )

At this rate, how am I ever going to get an opportunity to follow the 'Intel hack way' before the Desktop PC has become a 'memory'.......? LOL





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