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Viva la Hackintosh!

I have a wonderful new ultra-portable that arrived just the other day, a new Dell Mini 9.  For those not familiar, it is a micro notebook computer with a 9" screen, and a 16gb solid state flash hard drive -- thats right, no magnetic/spinning drive in this thing.

First observations: VERY small, the micro keyboard takes some getting used to, but its not too bad -- i am typing this from the mini now.

It came with windows xp sp3 on it, and you can also order them from dell with a linux OS (ubuntu) which is supposed to be quite good.

I myself researched ahead of time and planned to install Apple's Mac OSX 10.5 on it.  There have been reports of success with this on the net.

Update: I have been sucessful installing mac osx 10.5 on the mini.  All in all not too bad to get it all up and running using a slipstreamed osx dvd originally designed for the msi wind.

I have to add that, not only is the coolest micro mac around, but it performs fantastic -- definitely better than windows xp did.  I'm no mac osx expert, so i could probably tweak things better too, but the OS takes up about 7 gb afrer i installed firefox and a few other utils i like.

Overall i am quite pleased with the dell mini, and you can't beat the convenience of its size.  Great for troubleshooting tech issues, great for couch surfing, and great for meetings to take notes on.  I am looking forward to using it a lot.

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