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Snow Leopard on a Dell Studio 17
I've picked through the osx86 wiki, and came to one occurrence of someone attempting getting their Dell Studio 17 hackint0shed. It was missed a couple vital features (wifi, namely) and didn't know if anyone else had any success with attempting this on their machine.
I'm currently running a Dell 1525 hackint0sh on 10.6.3, with no issues after a few kext files (namely for mic / sound, then voodooHDA for mic and volume level boosting). Almost everything works (minus HDMI output, but I could care less about that).
I'm about to make a jump to a more beefy laptop (albeit, my 1525 has a 1.73ghz duo core with 4gbs of ram and a 320gb hdd), my girlfriend is headed off to med school and wanted to give her my 1525, while I upgrade to a 17'' (much needed upgrade, IMO). I read somewhere that there are currently no drivers for the 5650 ATI graphics card (but found that netkas.org had a couple for the 58xx series). Alas, it may look like I will have to go with integrated graphics to evade this. I'm not a gamer, but a web developer / iPhone developer and absolutely need more screen real estate, would love a i5 / i7, with mirroring my previous 4GBs of ram (would like to also shoot for a 500GB hdd).
The only reason I don't just go out and buy a mac, is simply that I have been approved on dell for a considerable amount (which would easily cover my much wanted Studio 17 setup), and also approved on newegg, again, for a considerable amount. Now, the barlay (or barclay...whatever) cards offered by apple approved me for a measly $400.
The hell am I going to do with $400?!
Anyway, looks like my only solution is to go back to my hackint0sh roots again, and get my development environment back up. I would like however that it has most critical features working, which is why I'm hear asking this information.
If someone can point me down a path where it looks like I could possibly get this thing working (even missing a few features like bluetooth, or HDMI output) I will more than willingly add my experience to the osx86 project wiki. I've done the grunt work of hackint0shing my 1525 which was fairly easy (compared to other hackint0shes) and the most seemless it seems (the most features working out of box). I did it with just a retail OSX disk, boot 132, and chameleon.
Here's the configuration I was thinking about going with:
Software & Services
PROCESSOR NEW 2010 Intel® Core™ i5-520M 2.40GHz (2.93Ghz Turbo Mode, 3M cache) edit
OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English edit
MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz edit
HARD DRIVE 500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive edit
VIDEO CARD Intel® HD Graphics edit
WIRELESS CARDS Intel© Centrino© Advanced-N 6200 edit
MOBILE CONNECTIVITY No Internal Mobile Broadband edit
HD DISPLAY 17.3” Full HD (1080p) B+RG LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera edit
INTEGRATED WEBCAM No Touch Software edit
OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) edit
KEYBOARD Back-lit Keyboard edit
WARRANTY AND SERVICE 2 Year Basic Service Plan edit
OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Office Starter 2010 edit
SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months edit
DATASAFE ONLINE Backup Dell Online Backup 2GB for 1 year edit
ALSO INCLUDED WITH YOUR SYSTEM
Adobe Reader Software Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 9.0
PROCESSOR Studio 17 Laptop
BATTERY OPTIONS 85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)
SOUND OPTIONS Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
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