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    Default How stable are Hackint0shes?

    A definite noob question, but everyone discuss their own KP issues, I couldn't find any basic discussion of this.

    • In general, how stable is a working (Leopard) hackint0sh? Is it just as robust as an OEM machine, or little more than a science project? Can you run heavy productivity/video apps on them?
    • What's the pattern - generally if you successfully installed do you know you're 'safe'? Or you never know until you try a specific app? And once you have an app that seems to run fine, is it really fine or you just never know?


    Just want to know where to set my expectations before I jump into the pool. If it's only 2ft deep I'd better know.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon306 View Post
    A definite noob question, but everyone discuss their own KP issues, I couldn't find any basic discussion of this.

    • In general, how stable is a working (Leopard) hackint0sh? Is it just as robust as an OEM machine, or little more than a science project? Can you run heavy productivity/video apps on them?
    • What's the pattern - generally if you successfully installed do you know you're 'safe'? Or you never know until you try a specific app? And once you have an app that seems to run fine, is it really fine or you just never know?


    Just want to know where to set my expectations before I jump into the pool. If it's only 2ft deep I'd better know.
    Well it depends on if you have compatible hardware. If you do and can get everything running then it's just like any other OS. The second question is abit of trick question , installing apps on any OS might give you problems depending on a host of things. Though I believe the answer you were looking for was if you can install Mac software regularly, and for the most part the answer is yes. Hope this helps answer your questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon306 View Post
    A definite noob question, but everyone discuss their own KP issues, I couldn't find any basic discussion of this.
    Well, one reason of KP will occur is when kernel receives an info/instruction that doesn't match the format it supposed to receive ('unexpected format'), about hardware or software. Now, our non-apple pc hardwares' info that is provided by our bios will of course meet this 'unexpected format', because it is not made for mac kernel (wish the mobo/chipset maker consider about this..)That is why, we got KP from the start.That is why our mighty Chameleon has to read a DSDT.aml to get what exactly mach kernel want to know about our hardwares. But once it's done, the rest will just like a mac, another kernel panic!
    • [1]In general, how stable is a working (Leopard) hackint0sh? Is it just as robust as an OEM machine, or little more than a science project? Can you run heavy productivity/video apps on them?

      [2]What's the pattern - generally if you successfully installed do you know you're 'safe'? Or you never know until you try a specific app? And once you have an app that seems to run fine, is it really fine or you just never know?


    Just want to know where to set my expectations before I jump into the pool. If it's only 2ft deep I'd better know.
    1.So base on My opinion bout KP, our hackintosh will stable if mach kernel is satisfied ,whic is the same as a real mac.(our different is the way we provide the info to the kernel, mostly about our hardware).And it will very much stable if we use recent Intel platform hardware (Recent core cpu, recent ATI /NVidia card).May be build a clone of an iMac?
    2.By safe, do you mean from software crash? Well, just like any os, there will always exceptions thrown. But again, if the kernel is satisfied and system info show the correct info, then your system is good to go.

    Hackintosh is build to experience mac osx in non-apple pc which is NOT SUPPORTED by the maker of OSX itself.
    So if you still worries about stable and safe, you should , because it is not officially supported. That is why we are here as community, to support each other,show each other problem and solve each other too.
    Jump in, the water is warm..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dongqkong View Post
    Jump in, the water is warm..
    Oh boys,
    You're better making sure that he knows how to swim first though!!!
    Or how about a life jacket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ratvn View Post
    Oh boys,
    You're better making sure that he knows how to swim first though!!!
    Or how about a life jacket.
    lol.. sure, that is safe enough..


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    Thanks guys!
    My question wasn't "how stable is Mac OS X", but "how stable is OS X on a hackint0sh compared to OEM" and you answered that.

    The more I read, the more I understand that there are many solutions available, from minimal mods for highly-compatible hardware which allow even stock OS install... to significant emulation for a wider range of hardware, such as CPUs w/o SSE3. I suppose these are more prone to issues.

    As far as diving in, I'm not worried, I just need the time... and possibly some answers in the hardware forum if the oldie Prestonia Xeon I have for this project is up for the task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon306 View Post
    Thanks guys!
    My question wasn't "how stable is Mac OS X", but "how stable is OS X on a hackint0sh compared to OEM" and you answered that.

    The more I read, the more I understand that there are many solutions available, from minimal mods for highly-compatible hardware which allow even stock OS install... to significant emulation for a wider range of hardware, such as CPUs w/o SSE3. I suppose these are more prone to issues.

    As far as diving in, I'm not worried, I just need the time... and possibly some answers in the hardware forum if the oldie Prestonia Xeon I have for this project is up for the task.
    There, you got it.
    In hackintosh, we create our own OEM which could be the same and could be different with others but one thing is the same: the way and the experience we could have.
    So if you experience something along the way, hope you would share it with us here.
    Goodluck
    Last edited by dongqkong; 05-14-2010 at 10:43 AM.

 

 

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