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About netlabs4

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    Hello to All, I"m Dorin. I live in beautiful Alaska. I am a Mac user since 2005 and recently, my MacBook Pro(early 2008) decided to pack it in. So, I have decided to revive my past failure of installing OS X 86 and see if I can make it fly this time. Things have changed dramatically here since I was perusing last, and I am happy to see that the expertise and tools are WAY OUT THERE!. My kudos to the community and admins behind it. This is truly amazing! Steve Jobs would have approved of it!!! LOL - maybe NOT... but the spirit of innovation is at its highest here, and I am humbled by what I see around. So, without delay, I just bought an Acer V5-571 model with these specs: CPU: Intel® Core™ i5-3210M[/b] processor (3 MB L3 cache, 2.50 GHz with Turbo Boost up to 3.10 GHz, DDR3 1600 MHz, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture, Intel® Smart Cache Memory: Dual-channel DDR3 SDRAM support: [list] [*]Up to 4 GB of DDR3 system memory, upgradable to 8 GB using two soDIMM modules[sup][url="http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/notebook/2012/Acer/Aspire/E1-571/E1-571sp2.shtml#sup_5"]5[/url][/sup](for 64-bit OS) [/list] Display 15.6" HD 1366 x 768 resolution, high-brightness (200-nit) Acer CineCrystal™ LED-backlit TFT LCD 16:9 aspect ratio Graphics: [b]Intel® HD Graphics 4000[/b] with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 11, OpenGL® 3.1, OpenCL™ 1.1 WMV10 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding [b]Intel® HD Graphics 3000[/b] with 128 MB of dedicated system memory, supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10.1 WMV9 (VC-1) and H.264 (AVC) decoding Dual independent display support 16.7 million colors External resolution / refresh rate: [list] [*]VGA port up to 2048 x 1536: 75 Hz [*]HDMI® port up to 1920 x 1080: 60 Hz [/list] MPEG-2/DVD decoding HDMI® (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) with HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) support Audio Two built-in stereo speakers High-definition audio support MS-Sound compatible Built-in microphone Storage Hard disk drive [list] [*]One 320/500/750 GB [/list] Multi-in-1 card reader, supporting: [list] [*]Secure Digital™ (SD) Card, MultiMediaCard™ (MMC), Memory Stick PRO™ (MS PRO), xD-Picture Card™ (xD) [/list] 8X DVD-Super Multi double-layer drive: [list] [*]Read: 24X CD-ROM, 24X CD-R, 24X CD-RW, 8X DVD-ROM, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 8X DVD-ROM DL, 8X DVD-R DL, 8X DVD+R DL, 8X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM [*]Write: 24X CD-R, 16X CD-RW, 8X DVD-R, 8X DVD+R, 6X DVD-R DL, 6X DVD+R DL, 6X DVD-RW, 8X DVD+RW, 5X DVD-RAM [/list] Webcam Acer Video Conference, featuring: [list] [*]Acer Crystal Eye HD webcam [*]1280 x 720 resolution [*]720p HD audio/video recording [/list] Wireless and networking WLAN: [list] [*]802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi CERTIFIED™ [/list] LAN: Gigabit Ethernet, Wake-on-LAN ready Privacy control BIOS user, supervisor, HDD passwords Kensington lock slot Input and Control [b]Keyboard[/b] 105-/106-/109-key Acer FineTouch™ keyboard with independent standard numeric keypad, international language support, dedicated US dollar and Euro symbol keys [b]Touchpad[/b] Multi-gesture touchpad, supporting two-finger scroll, pinch, rotate, flip [b]Media Keys[/b] Media control keys (printed on keyboard): play/pause, stop, previous, next, volume up, volume down Input and output Multi-in-1 card reader (SD™, MMC, MS PRO, xD) Three USB 2.0 ports HDMI® port with HDCP support External display (VGA) port Headphone/speaker jack, supporting 3.5 mm headset with built-in microphone for Acer smart handhelds Microphone-in jack Ethernet (RJ-45) port DC-in jack for AC adapter So far, I have installed(and purchased) Mountain Lion 10.8.2. I can boot via USB but trouble followed shortly. I am hoping to meet with help from the folks that have-been-there and done-that. Thank you again for having this great community.