And I have did it again, I have made the switch from Windows to OS X.
Just yesterday, I got absolutely fed up with my main machine which runs on Windows Vista – Constant BSODs (0X0000000f, 0x00000124, 0X0000000e, Boot/BCD, winload.exe etc), slow downs and non-stop activity on the HDD which just slows down the machine.
After just another BSOD, my computer monitor displayed ‘winload.exe is either corrupt or missing’, I had experienced that problem a couple of times I have always managed to solved it but this time, it just refuses to repair. I had it with that shit load of steaming cack Windows and took a gamble to install OS X.
It was a good/bad(?) timing as I had always wanted to install OS X on my main machine ever since I got it to run on my laptop just a year earlier due to x86 architecture support (OSx86) and recently grabbed a ‘open sourced’ copy of OS X Leopard.
After looking around the internets for some guides, I formatted a 200GB SATA II drive containing random stuff from the internet, dolphin waxing materials, and installed OS X onto it (Netizens call installing OS X on a non-Apple PC as a Hackintosh).
The result? It works like a charm. Installed the display drivers that were included and I can get my monitor displaying at 1680 x 1050 resolution. Got my network interface card working as well so I can connect to the internets. Don’t have audio support yet and will be looking for a USB soundstick as I heard those work well with it.
This is also a temporary solution till I saved up enough to actually purchase a Macbook Pro. Will try out the iPhone SDK on my Hackintosh for now ^^;
Don’t ask me where to get the software. Google is your friend..
Update: Bought a USB soundstick and I have audio support now! Now to find a way to get my onboard Creative Live! 24-bit to work with OS X ^^;