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Which Mac OS X Distribution Would You Choose?  

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  1. 1. Which Mac OS X Distribution Would You Choose?

    • Zephyroth 10.5.2 Rev.2
      78
    • Kalway Intel/AMD 10.5.2
      794
    • Leo4Allv3 10.5.2 Intel/AMD
      392
    • JaS Intel / Leopard
      138
    • iATKOS / Leopard
      266
    • I like Retail Installs with Patches. =)
      240
    • Neither of them, I'm a chicken.
      57


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I only tried Leo4All v2 and v3 for my first Hackintosh so can't tell much about other releases. But Leo4All v3 is awesome! My vote goes for it.

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I've voted for Leo4all v3 - because it works like a charme. before I've used zephyroth leo X 5.2, it was a bit unstable sometimes and then I borked it the same day when v3 was released.

 

with v3 all previous problems are away - a very stable amd64 single core hackmac with full qe/ci used for music with logic studio - evaluating the mac platform ;) and it's great!

 

thanks to all mac-hackers and this wonderful community, you made a dream come true for me!

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I've been running Kalyway for the past 3 days non stop and it runs smoother than Leo4all v3. I don't know what it was but Leo4all had problems with my HDD.

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I use Kalyway becuase I've never had a problem with it since I'd installed it few months ago.

I was having too many problems with iATKOS before I even installed it so i tried Kalyway and it installed without a problem

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Kalyway for me. I havnt tryed out any of the others though. 

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Looks like Leo4All is catching up. =)

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iATKOS FTW only worked on my system well the v1.0ir2 updated to 3 for my nforce 680i chipset then upgraded to 10.5.2 using kalyway combo everything 100% working even time machine some how is, must be that ATA .mpkg thing

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I would consider that retail patches

 

Um..what about BrazilMac?

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My answer is None.

 

I tried several distributions on my Dell XPS m1330, but I encounter too many problems with all of them.

 

The only thing that worked for me was the leopard release in vmware but is damn too slow to actually use (and the network didn't worked). Maybe VirtualBox will have a faster emulation when they add vmware image support.

 

What I found is that these distributions are incomplete. Some in drivers, other in languages, other in apps.

 

Why is to much effort in creating a distribution, maybe is better to perfect a EFI emulator, just like Psytar did it and that way we only have to buy the MacOS.

 

 

Sorry for my english, spanish is my native language.

 

Regards,

Lorenzo

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Well the poll is open. Which Leopard Distribution would you favor the most? and Why?

 

I´m using Zephyroth 10.5.2 Rev2... and I´ve got almost everything working perfectly(after a bit of patching and fixing)... only serious problem left is the Fan-control, my machine overheats and shuts down(and that IS unfortunately a pretty serious problem).

 

I am planning to try out the Leo4All V3 now(just downloaded it)... but will keep my Zephyroth install as well.

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Well I have only tried the Kalyway10.5.2 and it worked alright but im waiting to get my hands on the new iATKOSv2.0 before I can truely vote one way or the other.

 

I do vote for ANY install over M$ tho (b^.^)b great job guys!!!

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Well the poll is open. Which Leopard Distribution would you favor the most? and Why?

 

For me with my AMD Chipset (790fx/SB600) it's gotta be Zephyroth 10.5.2 rev2

go go Zeph!

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Tried him AMD update yet? =)

 

For me with my AMD Chipset (790fx/SB600) it's gotta be Zephyroth 10.5.2 rev2

go go Zeph!

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I have

Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wifi

Q6600 2.4 ghz Intel

4 gig of ram

750 gig seagate sata

500 gig seagate sata

ATI 2600 HD XT FULLY WORKING with Kalyway

Marvell Yukon 2gig nics both tested and work

ALL USB devices and ports work Firewire aswell

WIFI is seen in AIRPORT with 8187 mod

Parellells boot my Vista Partition and have the screen roll like a cube back and forth for full screen. Kalyway I thank you. THis realease is perfect in everyway....

 

Thanks :P:blink::excl: :excl: :excl:

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Have you tried the new Parallel's yet?

 

I have

Asus P5WDH Deluxe Wifi

Q6600 2.4 ghz Intel

4 gig of ram

750 gig seagate sata

500 gig seagate sata

ATI 2600 HD XT FULLY WORKING with Kalyway

Marvell Yukon 2gig nics both tested and work

ALL USB devices and ports work Firewire aswell

WIFI is seen in AIRPORT with 8187 mod

Parellells boot my Vista Partition and have the screen roll like a cube back and forth for full screen. Kalyway I thank you. THis realease is perfect in everyway....

 

Thanks :wacko: :wacko: :excl: :excl: :excl:

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I've got a Shuttle SG33G5 which so far has worked flawlessly. I can print, surf the web, watch movies, listen to iTunes, etc. The only problem I have is that i haven't been able to solve how to get all the other resolutions to display correctly on my 42" LCD using my x1950 Pro. I've already used Bronya's drivers, I have QE and CI but so far only 1024x768 fits my screen perfectly. I have time machine working as well! :thumbsdown_anim: I still haven't tested burning a DVD which I won't try until I get the adapter I ordered to turn one of the molex connectors into a power connector for my SATA DVD. RIght now my set up has a 320 gb and a 750 gb Seagate HD, USB Western Digital 500gb My Book, x1950 Pro video card, Samsung SATA 20x, DVD Burner E6550 Duo Core, Patriot Extreme PC6400 4GB RAM and a HP Printer.

 

All thanks to Kalyway 10.5.2!!! I didn't have to do ANYTHING. In the installer, I just picked the Vanilla Kernel, none of the video drivers (installed Bronyas after), chose the Time Machine fix from the patches menu and left all else alone.

 

Here are the specifications for the SG33G5:

 

Hardware Overview:

 

Model Name: Mac

Model Identifier: SG33

Processor Name: Intel Core 2 Duo

Processor Speed: 2.73 GHz

Number Of Processors: 1

Total Number Of Cores: 2

L2 Cache: 4 MB

Memory: 4 GB

Bus Speed: 1.56 GHz

Boot ROM Version: BOOT.EFI.V80

Serial Number: CK157KMHK5B

 

General

Brand Shuttle

Model SG33G5B

CPU Supported

CPU Type Intel Core 2 Quad / Core 2 Duo / P4 / Celeron 400

CPU Socket Intel Socket T(LGA775)

FSB 800/1066/1333MHz

Chipset

North Bridge Intel G33

South Bridge ICH9DH

Memory Supported

Memory slot 2 x 240Pin

Memory Type Supported DDR2 667/800

Max Memory Supported 4GB

Dual Channel Memory Supported Yes

Expansion Slots

PCI Express 1 x PCI Express x16

PCI 1

Storage

IDE ATA 1 x ATA 100

Serial ATA 3 x 3.0Gb/s bandwidth SATA II

2 x 3.0Gb/s bandwidth eSATA

Graphics

Onboard Video Intel GMA 3100

Video Memory up to 384MB

Audio

Onboard Audio Realtek ALC888DD

Dolby Digital Live DTS

Channel 8-CH

Communications

First LAN Marvell 88E8056(10/100/1000Mbps)

Max LAN Speed 10/100/1000Mbps

Extension Bays

3.5" Internal bays 2

5.25" External bays 1

Front Panel Ports

Front USB 2

Front IEEE 1394 1

Front Audio Ports 2 jacks

Back Panel Ports

HDMI 1

VGA 1 x D-Sub

Rear USB 4

Rear IEEE 1394 1

RJ45 1

Rear S/PDIF Out Yes

Rear Audio Ports 5 jacks

Other Rear Ports 2 x eSATA port

Power Supply

Input 100-240V AC

Power Supply 250W

Physical SPEC

Dimensions 12.0" x 8.0" x 7.5"

 

Thanks again to everyone who has helped with information on how to get OSX running!!! This is the first "Mac" system I've run since my PowerBook 5300!!! Now I remember what its like to run Apple products. When I start making some real cash I'll be buying authentic Apple products from here on out.

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I've narrowed my choices to Leo4All and Zephyroths. =)

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Nice.... :D

 

Retail + PCEFIv8 + dsmos + macdotnub's AppleSMBIOS = win

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