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About danielmramos

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  1. Shuttle SH55J2 is fully working!

    Hey, great work pylonman! Would you please give us a breakdown of what features have been tested and the results. I was curious about wake from sleep and the kind of performance you have gotten from the shuttles thermal system. Thanks.
  2. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f (Can it be turned hackintosh?)

    Keep us up to date. It would be interesting to see what your experience would be like going from a vmware setup to a vanilla hackintosh install.
  3. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f (Can it be turned hackintosh?)

    Zaq, thanks for sharing your experience. I have not read about people having problems with their GTX 260 graphic cards. Most of what I have read stated that the GTX 260 was supported OOB. In the spirit of absolute compatibility have you read the latest post on tonymcx86's blog? http://tonymacx86.blogspot.com/2010/11/ful...hics-cards.html I following Tony's advice should alleviate any compatibility problems. BTW, did you ever try installing using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] using a retail DVD instead of a distro? Thanks!
  4. G4 Cube Plans

    That is great Neil, I can't wait to see the pictures.
  5. OS X 10.7 is Lion

    It may be that Apple will try to shut us down, but there isn't a damn thing you can do about it and it isn't worth crying about. Apple will do what Apple will do. I said Apple would eventually drop physical optical media and everything will ultimately be downloaded. I do not think that means you will not be able to have a locally installable version of the OS; however, it will be on a small flash drive and not a DVD. I don't think S. Jobs likes us either, but we are too small for him to give a frak about. One thing in our favor is that the Mac App Store will actually be more of a reason not to give a {censored} about us. They are going to get our money eventually through the app store and they know it. If they wanted us all dead in the water by now they could have done it a long time ago. Oh, and even if you don't buy their hardware you will all pay the Apple tax. The tax will come in the form of 30% off of the top of whatever we buy from the Mac App Store. If that isn't a tax I don't know what is. Remember that he did say 70% of the store would be free apps. That is going to be nice.
  6. OS X 10.7 is Lion

    You have to hand it to Apple. The Mac OSX App store was a logical progression that was inevitable. I am surprised it took them this long. To me the only big thing that was announced was the Mac App Store. Consider that this is going to make crazy profits for Apple as people will simply love the convenience of the service. If Apple makes crazy profits from Mac Apps that means they will pay more attention to Mac Hardware and that is good for us. This also means people will ultimately pay less for their software just as Apple's other software download services have dropped the prices of their respective media. Lower priced commercial Mac apps is a good thing. The Mac developers will make more money as they will not have to deal with physical media, so more developers will be attracted to the Mac. This will be yet another nail in the coffin for physical optical media. I completely welcome that trend. Ultimately everything will be downloaded. I look forward to the day that everything on a Mac is totally solid state. If the price of flash media drops dramatically people will be using SDHC and other flash based media as a replacement for blueray and other high capacity optical media. I think Apple's plan in the next decade will be to kill optical media.
  7. You have to consider that they said they were quoting real world battery life as opposed to theoretical maximum. Also, I didn't mention the weight. It may be that you have good battery life, but the new MB Air achieved those numbers while keeping its weight really low. That is quite a feat.
  8. Ok, I will admit the new MB Air is pretty cool, but come on! WTF, no USB3? WTF, you can't tell me they didn't have room for an SD card slot? I guess they expect everybody to stick with USB2 flash drives. Isn't that just a bit TEN YEARS OLD! Come on Apple, you are supposed to push the envelope. Core 2 duo? Don't they know that this is 2010? So obviously those are the things I don't like. The cool stuff is basically really awesome battery life, the thing looks positively anorexic, and no optical drive (who needs them anyway). Since Apple completely ignored any mention of their desktop line I am assuming they are just going to avoid putting any real thought into updated desktops anytime soon. What a bunch of {censored}!
  9. Installation on a ECS H55H-I mini ITX

    Over on tonymacx86 complete success with the H55H-I mini-itx motherboard has been reported. http://www.tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=...cs&start=10 The price certainly does make it attractive!
  10. There is obviously a whole bunch of information on this motherboard. I have been looking for a way to list it all without creating a huge list of unreadable text. I finally figured how to do this, so here it is. This link will take you to an HP search page that list just about everything you will be able to find about the IPMTB-TK (Truckee) motherboard. http://search.hp.com/query.html?qt=IPMTB-T...p;uf=1&st=1 If you scroll through the list you will see information about everything from bios updates to entries for the individual PC models that use this motherboard. I have noticed that this motherboard is quite similar to Asus Rampage III Gene motherboard. There is a DSDT for the Gene III motherboard over at tonymacx86. It may be a good place to start if you are anticipating creating an OSX86 edited DSDT for this motherboard. For those that have access to a system with this board please post raw and edited DSDT files in this thread so that we can all work at making these machines better and simpler hackintosh candidates. Thanks to all in advance.
  11. USB 3.0 OSX Support By Caldigit

    I just read about that myself. At the very least it is good to know that there is a solution out there for only $79. Who will be the first to try out their card on a hackintosh?
  12. acer x3810

    According to this product specification on Acer's website: http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/desktop/...eX3810sp3.shtml The computer you are referring to is strictly an AMD Phenom system that uses the NVIDIA GeForce 9200 chipset. I would not recommend expending your effort into converting that machine into a hackintosh. OSX runs well on intel hardware; however, from what I have read AMD hardware is a PITA. I may be wrong. Do a bit more searching and see what you find, but I wouldn't get your hopes up.
  13. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f (Can it be turned hackintosh?)

    I was looking around and found this great deal over at geeks.com for a PC with just this motherboard but without an operating system so you do not have to pay the M$ tax!!! It is as if you are purchasing a prebuilt hackintosh. http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=TS...0-R&cat=SYS Your Price: $549.99 Here it is a little cheaper yet. http://www.evertek.com/viewpart.asp?auto=61948&cpc=RECOM Price for Buying 1+ $ 535.00 Cool, I bet there are a lot of "debranded" HP systems that make perfect hackintoshes.
  14. HP Pavilion Elite HPE-170f (Can it be turned hackintosh?)

    I do not know why I didn't check the OSX86 Wiki HCL 10.6.0? http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.ph...10.6.0#Pegatron So, the answer to the question I posed to you all is a definite yes. This motherboard is most certainly compatible and all of the HP Pavilion PCs that use this motherboard are consequently prime candidates for "Complete Desktop" hackintoshes. The difference in these systems is in their installed components. For example the HPE-270F has a blueray drive, while the HPE-170F has a DVD burner. The HP Pavilion Elite 9100 series systems also use this motherboard, but they are older builds around the same motherboard. I have also exchanged private messages with some hackintosh users that were successful in turning their Pegatron IPMTB-TK into a fast hackintosh. This seems to me to be quite an inexpensive way to get a higher end hackintosh. I suppose the next step would be to extract the DSDT file from a HPE-170F desktop for modification. That seems to be the best way to ensure shutdown and sleep issues are solved. I guess I have to study up on that subject. Hey, has anybody installed Snow Leopard on one of these PCs using [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url] and [url="http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/279450-why-insanelymac-does-not-support-tonymacx86/"]#####[/url]?
  15. Hey gregor, I see that you are using an HP Pavilion Elite as a hackintosh. Would you please write about your experience of getting it up and running in the "Complete Systems" section of this forum. I am trying to get hackintosh users that installed on HP hardware to post the story of their success. Thanks