Now, about six months later, I've been hearing great things about Snow Leopard and its relationship with Hackintosh. I've been doing my research and seen some apparent improvements. According to forum posts, VoodooHDA now supports my sound card, albeit with the occasional bug and without internal mic access. It's still possible to get full screen resolution in Snow Leopard, and it's also still impossible to get QE/CI. The reports on my wireless card have been considerably more varied and less helpful, but it seems at least some people have had successes with it.
So here's what I need, if any kind souls can answer my questions or point me in the right direction:
- Just how important is QE/CI to the system? I mean, can I still run Photoshop, InDesign, and maybe some iPhone game development software without it? Can I still watch movies and listen to music (locally and online) without it? For god's sake, can I even see the screensaver without it?!
- I need a reliable Atheros AR5B93 kext, and preferably some firsthand experience using that wireless chipset in OS X. In fact, if anyone's tried OS X on this laptop or with this kind of hardware before, I'd love to hear from you.
- At this moment in time, is it possible to dual-boot with a Snow Leopard Hackintosh partition and Windows 7? Then I could use OS X most of the time, but I'd still have the option for Windows if I wanted to play a game or something...awesome...