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24
JUN
2010

NetbookInstaller + 10.6.4

For those of you wanting to update to 10.6.4 with NBI, please note that there is a slight issues wiht NBI and large /System/Library/Extensions folders, the 10.6.4 undate increates this folder above the threshold, and so NBI is unable to regenerate the Extensions.mkext correctly....
06
MAY
2010

Clamcase, a step back for the iPad?

Clamcase is selling a nice looking but questionable case for the iPad. The idea is to put the iPad in a hinged case that contain a bluetooth keyboard to use for typing instead of the on-screen keyboard.  This essentially turn the iPad in some sort of disfunctional netbook (try to...
30
APR
2010

Hewlett-Packard To Kill Windows 7 Tablet Project

TechCrunch is breaking the news about the death of the yet to be born HP Slate!  Apparently HP just figured out that Windows 7 is not a good OS for a tablet… I guess they looked at what a great user experience Apple offer with the iPad and realized that theirs, based on Win7, was...
01
APR
2010

My justification to buy an iPad

OK, now that the reviews are out and that the consensus is that the iPad is pretty much meeting/exceeding expectation my brain just kicked into justification mode. Here is my thought process on why I should buy the darn thing (or not) for me and my familly. 1. I would like to be...
08
JAN
2010

The Dell Mini 5: Dell tablet gets a name

Dell’s 5-inch Internet tablet is to be called the Dell Mini 5 according to the company, suggesting that it will fit in its portable products range as the second handset to follow the Dell Mini 3 and slot in under the “Mini” range of netbooks. Dell told Pocket-lint the news at an...
24
DEC
2009

NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC5 is officially released

Image via Wikipedia NetbookInstaller 0.8.3 RC5 is officially released. There are a few major changes (although, as far as the user is concerned, they are probably minor). Most notably is the new kernel patch, unless if apple changes their code again to break it, the bootloader...
10
NOV
2009

How to install 10.6.2 on Atom Netbook

A solution was quickly found on how to make 10.6.2 work on the Atom based netbook… simply use the 10.6.1 kernel instead of the 10.6.2.  This is certainly a step back from a proper upgrade but it is better than no upgrade at all.  Here is a copy of the instructions as written by...
10
NOV
2009

OS X 10.6.2 is out: Intel Atom support not included

Apple pushed out OS X 10.6.2 today, and while the latest Snow Leopard update fixes a whole slew of bugs, it introduces one major problem for netbook hackintosh builders: It doesn’t seem to work with the Intel Atom processor. It’s not clear whether Apple would have intentionally...
02
NOV
2009

Hackintosh Netbook users take note, 10.6.2 update kills support for Atom Processor – OS X Daily

Image via Wikipedia It’s not out in the wild yet, but 10.6.2 has been confirmed to kill support for the Intel Atom processor, this is especially important for Hackintosh users who have hacked various Atom based netbooks to run Snow Leopard. So what should you do if you have an...
26
OCT
2009

How To: Hackintosh a Dell Mini 10v Into the Ultimate Snow Leopard Netbook – Dell mini 10v hackintosh – Gizmodo

Here is a great walkthrough from Gizmodo on NBI! Happy reading: Last time we threw together a guide like this, things were different. Snow Leopard was but a glint in Steve Jobs‘ eye, and in terms of hardware, the Mini 9 was the best thing going—it was pretty much the only netbook...