February 4, 2008

Debunked: The $350 Mac Hack

A new breed of "hackintosh" computers have surfaced at a much more frequent rate. It doesn't take a genius to figure out this is due to apple's big processor switch to Intel.

For example we have the $350 hacked Macintosh that was put together by a fellow on wildwobby.com. He uses five pieces of hardware and one piece of pirated OS X operating system software.

I'm inclined to repeat what one digger stated so well:
Ok, I hate to be a dick, but this $350 hackintosh emits one vital piece of the puzzle. If you want to do this and make it even semi-legal you've got to buy Lepoard for another $130 which brings you to $480 at which point you're $20 short of just buying a real mac mini from the apple refurb store.
Mr. "Diggtatorship" also points out that this hacked system comes without apple's iLife `08 suite, a kick ass USB remote and a host of other features.

So here's some food for thought: Perhaps you really are getting a good deal on those "expensive" mac machines.

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