Items tagged with Hackintosh

One of the last places you would expect to see a Ryzen 5000 series desktop processor is inside a Mac system. Apple is even shifting away from x86 processors altogether, having announced plans to phase out its use of Intel CPUs in favor of its own custom processors based on ARM. So what is this business about a an alleged Mac system running a Ryzen 9 5950X CPU appearing in Geekbench all about? That is a wonderful question, and rather than drag out the suspense, we will go ahead and say we do not know for sure. We have some ideas, though, one of which is a nifty Hackintosh setup. It could also be a clever fake with some fancy editing by whoever is behind this, but where is the fun in that? This... Read more...
There's a company selling a Mac clone, or "Hackintosh" as they are sometimes called, that is operating under the name OpenCore Computer. The company has no affiliation with the OpenCore Bootloader, however, if you've ever worked with that piece of software. The dual-boot rig OpenCore Computer is building is called the Velociraptor. The Velociraptor computer essentially is in violation of Apple's end-user licensing agreement for macOS, however, because it's running macOS on non-Apple hardware. There is no issue with the machine running Windows of course, because Redmond just wants to spread that love anywhere it can. The computer maker claims on its website to make Mac Pro-style workstations... Read more...
When Apple unveiled its latest Mac Pro design at its WWDC last summer, the jokes wrote themselves. Shaped like a trashcan, some wondered if it was some sort of representation of the computer being "piece of junk". And I admit, with its open-topped design, I've pictured myself accidentally throwing a crumpled-up piece of paper into it forgetting it was a computer. Well, while it might look like a trashcan, I think Apple has proven that the reason for it is sound. The internal design, to me, is quite brilliant, even if it results in less overall flexibility compared to what we'd get from a normal computer. Nonetheless, the design has inspired one German modder to replicate what Apple has designed,... Read more...
All this time we thought the way to one-up Apple's iPad was to build a Windows- or Android-based tablet with all the features the iPad neglects. Boy were we off, or so hopes a company called Axon Logic. Never heard of them? If history is any indication, you soon will. That's because Axon has gone and put together a tablet -- the Axon Haptic -- that's primed for end users to slap a Darwin OS onto its slate, such as Apple's Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Should this thing catch on, and perhaps even if it doesn't, you can bet Apple's legal team will be ready to go the distance. But more on the OS in a minute. From strictly a hardware standpoint, here's what you get: Intel Atom N270 processor (1.6GHz) 10.1-inch... Read more...
Art Studios Entertainment came close to joining a growing list of companies mired in lawsuits with Apple over copyright infringement centered around the installation of Apple's OS X on non-Macintosh hardware. Their newest product, EFI-X USB modules, allow users to boot to any operating system, including OS X, on any Intel-based machine. Their USA distributor, EFI-X USA, recently announced a high-end PC capable of running Mac OS X, potentially allowing consumers to create their own Mac systems. The PC's, named the Millennium series, were targeted for high-end users, offering capabilities similar to high-end Mac systems for less than half the price. Their announcement was unfortunately blundered,... Read more...