Apple’s Next Snow Leopard Update a Hackintosh Killer, Nixes intel Atom
Apple doesn’t sell a netbook of its own, but there are quite a few netbooks that have received the Hackintosh treatment. While installing OSX on a PC is forbidden by the EULA, it’s fairly easy to turn a Dell or Acer netbook into a Mac clone. Apple isn’t all to happy with that and will be killing Atom support in its next Snow Leopard update according to an OSXDaily article. Those who’ve been waiting for an Apple netbook or Atom-powered tablet can stop dreaming of such devices if Apple releases the developer build to the public.
11/02/2009 at 2:23 pm
As was said on the other article about the matter… the only sensible reason for this is that they’re going to release their own netbook competing product. Otherwise, this is purely a control effort designed to irritate people. Pity… if they opened up Mac OS to the PC world, we might ACTUALLY have a real OS competition happen.
11/03/2009 at 11:08 pm
no doubt the OS market would profit from that kind of competition but it would be really foolish move from Apple’s side to do this as the possibility to charge for overpriced hardware is the cash-cow for them – this is where the highest margin for them lies and I don’t think they will just give this up to be able to prove they have better OS.