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OSx86: Creating a Hackintoshby Peter Baldwin
Synopses & Reviews
Unique guide to installing Apple's Mac OS X software on non-Apple hardware
If you've always wished you could install Apple's rock solid Mac OS X on your non-Apple notebook, budget PC, or power-tower PC, wish no more. Yes, you can, and this intriguing book shows you exactly how. Walk through these step-by-step instructions, and you'll end up knowing more about Apple's celebrated OS than many of the most devoted Mac fans. You'll learn to build OS X-ready machines, as well as how to install, use, and program OS X.
Create your own Hackintosh with this essential guide.
Ready to take the next step?
You keep thinking about it. It's a pretty cool idea, running Mac's rock-solid OS X Leopard on your netbook or other non-Apple hardware. You just haven't been quite ready to tackle the tricky process on your own.
Well, you're not on your own anymore. Here's the ultimate how-to guide for creating your very own Hackintosh.
About the Author
Peter Baldwin has been programming since the days of punchcards. He has worked with dozens of programming languages and has written user manuals, developed training courses, and taught computer classes. He uses Leopard on a netbook and on a desktop computer he assembled himself.
Table of Contents
Part I: Installing OS X 10.5.
Chapter 1: Getting Started.
Chapter 2: Installing Leopard to a Separate Hard Disk.
Chapter 3: Avoiding the Need for the Boot CD.
Chapter 4: Installing to a Hard Disk with Windows Vista Already Installed.
Chapter 5: Installing to a Hard Disk with Windows XP Already Installed.
Chapter 6: Troubleshooting Your Installation.
Part II: Setting Up and Customizing Leopard.
Chapter 7: Comparing Leopard and Windows.
Chapter 8: Setting Up Personal System Preferences.
Chapter 9: Setting Up Hardware System Preferences.
Chapter 10: Setting Up Internet and Network Preferences.
Chapter 11: Setting Up System Preferences.
Part III: Using Your Macintosh.
Chapter 12: Using the Main Macintosh Software.
Chapter 13: Reading and Writing to Windows Disks.
Chapter 14: Running Windows in OS X.
Chapter 15: Running OS X on Windows Using VMware.
Part IV: Enhancing Your Macintosh.
Chapter 16: Automating Your Work.
Chapter 17: Creating and Editing AppleScript Macros.
Chapter 18: Modifying the Dashboard.
Chapter 19: Using Quartz Composer.
Chapter 20: Using Some Other Developer Tools.
Chapter 21: Using XCode to Create New Programs.
Chapter 22: Some Successful Case Studies.
Appendix A: References.
Appendix B: The Missing Theory.
Appendix C: Installing Snow Leopard.
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