Posted 14 March 2008 - 06:53 PM
it simply workin' and osx is quite cheap.
oh well, own a macbook pro anyway ;)
Posted 14 March 2008 - 09:12 PM
Posted 23 March 2008 - 05:23 PM
i like trying all kinds of new software and i was tired of linux
OSx86 is a new challenge for me
Posted 26 March 2008 - 01:39 AM
Posted 15 April 2008 - 12:43 AM
Posted 15 April 2008 - 03:32 PM
To prove I could
If I were to buy a mac (and it's planned) it wouldn't be a desktop. The iMacs are fugly, and limiting. The mini's are underpowered, and the Pros are overpriced. So, in the meantime I build one.
A Macbook Pro is in the near future, and when that comes, likely the Hack will become a media server.
Posted 01 May 2008 - 07:11 AM
And now, I love Mac. I'll definitely buy a Macbook later on. Much later, maybe when I get into uni or get a part time job. But as a desktop, I think a mac would be too uncustomizable. I like building my own pcs and knowing what goes in it, and upgrading when I want. I'll stick to hackintosh for my desktops.
I voted for "Macs are too expensive". I guess that's the main reason I got hackintosh instead of buying a Mac, but now I see i probably should have picked "All of the above" or "Other."
EDIT: Whoah, just realised this was my first post. What an epic first post
I think this is actually the longest post that I've ever written :/
Posted 01 May 2008 - 09:12 AM
- Spur of the moment kind of thing. (40%)
- I don't like Steve B Jobs at all. (60%)
Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:23 AM
one reason is price (i already have a pc, why sould i buy another computer if i can have 2 or 3 OS's [ubuntu 7.10] in that one?)
the other reason and perhaps the strongest: in my country Macs are not sold... if i buy one out of the country i can't access neither warranty nor tech service... too risky for that amount of money...
Posted 10 October 2008 - 05:35 AM
Posted 10 October 2008 - 10:02 AM
So pro-Hack: cheap build, open box, cheaper upgrades.
pro-Mac: style, stability.
$$ counts more to me at this stage. Later on i'll surely buy a MacBook Pro.
Posted 10 October 2008 - 12:00 PM
Posted 25 October 2008 - 09:31 PM
I ended up buying a MacBook when I needed a new laptop because I had a chance to use OSX on my Hack--I never would have bought an Apple computer if I had not tried before I bought. I still use the Hack, and a Vista PC, and a Vista Media Center, and about 5 other computers.
Two points which describe me and which I see a lot in these forums:
1. OSx86 led me to become an Apple customer. Apple directly made profits from my use of OSx86. I also now recommend Macs to others who have bought them from Apple.
2. Hacks are the only reasonable option for a mid-range desktop. The Mini is too slow, the MacPros are crazy expensive. My $1000 Hack is faster than a $3000 MacPro according to xbench. Even for Apple that price difference is just unacceptable.
Posted 26 October 2008 - 01:53 AM
That's pretty much it. I didn't buy any hardware. Just installed it on my PC as a dual-boot to XP. I'm getting tired of Windows as an everyday OS and if the drivers for SBLive ever get stable and working, I'll probably move over to Leopard fulltime. Every so often I get tempted to try a linux, but always come away cold for one reason or another.
Posted 29 October 2008 - 03:24 AM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 04:36 AM
Posted 02 November 2008 - 02:49 PM
Since then i have built 6 PC's all ran OSX from 10.4.1 to 10.5.6
Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:00 PM
There were several reasons for me. I'm a long time Apple fan. I've owned several macs dating back to the G3 era. (yes, that's actually before OS X!)
I enjoy projects, and I enjoy a bargain. A Hackintosh gave me both.
Same for me:
1. I enjoy projects
2. The Mac Pro was simply too expensive ($7,200 as configured per my requirements)
3. Apple doesn't offer a mid-range tower or Shuttle-sized computer
4. I didn't like not having full control over my hardware (add/remove 100% of the parts, overclock, and otherwise upgrade and modify to my desires)
With the new BOOT-132 method, you can even use a Retail Leopard disc straight from a shrink-wrapped box and install it like Windows - install the OS, install drivers, and run updates. Can't get much better than that
Posted 14 November 2008 - 10:22 PM
Never looked back.
Posted 15 November 2008 - 02:40 AM
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