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Does this effect dual booting OS X? I doubt the side-effect of blocking Linux boots was anything but a coincidence. But could Microsoft be fearful of Hackintoshes becoming more popular and a increase of OS X running on non-Apple hardware?



> Does this effect dual booting OS X? I doubt the side-effect of blocking Linux boots was anything but a coincidence. But could Microsoft be fearful of Hackintoshes becoming more popular and a increase of OS X running on non-Apple hardware?

I doubt it. Whilst I don't mean to belittle the hard work that goes into the hackintosh projects out there, we're talking about a tiny, tiny group of people that probably have an imperceptible impact on MSFT's bottom line.


Yep. Compatibility is extremely dicey on Hackintoshes -- the best seem to be running hardware that is chipset identical to those in Macs.

I'd be more worried about Apple waking up one day and shipping an update that breaks everything.


My Hackintosh runs like a dream. The only post-install hacking I needed to do was setup my graphics card's PCI string properly


Hackintoshes a threat to Windows? No offense, but that's laughable. It's been awhile since I put together one but it's such a huge pain in the ass that even most people capable of putting OS X on ordinary hardware won't bother.




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