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Kevin’s dabbling with OS X on his Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium got me hankering to see the great OS running on the HP Mini-Note but I don’t have the guts to do it the hard way like he did.  This past weekend I got to experimenting […]

Kevin’s dabbling with OS X on his Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium got me hankering to see the great OS running on the HP Mini-Note but I don’t have the guts to do it the hard way like he did.  This past weekend I got to experimenting and found the easiest way to get it running on the HP Mini-Note.  I wanted to have the smallest MacBook around and I was able to do it very easily using LogMeIn.  It turned my MacBook Pro into a host for any PC with a web browser and the HP Mini sure has one of those so in just a few minutes I was running OS X on the Mini:

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The speed was quite acceptable and this is using the free version of LogMeIn. I was very surprised to find that the HP Mini runs this better than the Fujitsu P1620. The screen updating is fluid on the Mini but choppy on the Fuji.  I even ran a Quicktime video on the Mini pretty well.

  1. … and this will be the only way as OSX can’t be installed to VIA based dvices.

    http://bp2.blogger.com/_ZKlSQm2j7TI/R6pNWHkqw7I/AAAAAAAAB94/BXV3EGhkPYc/s1600-h/cloudbookhacks6.jpg

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  2. James what you are doing is old news.. How about giving us some good news? I have been following JK for a while now and recently it seems as you guys are just always admiring each other… Please don’t take this the wrong way but enough is enough.

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  3. Paul, what exactly do you want us to do here? This was not proposed to be news but our readers have made it clear they like to hear about things we are doing and trying. This experiment using LogMeIn proved to me conclusively how useful a 9″ notebook would be from Apple, something they aren’t prepared to make so we have to do it any way we can. Again, what would you have us do here?

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  4. Don’t sweat it, James. I never understood people who complain about seeing something posted because for some reason it’s “old news” to them.

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  5. Kendrick, your fienditry truly knows no limits!!

    Do you EVER wake up and NOT start the day by asking, “What can I do torment Mike Cane today?”

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  6. You can’t hide now, fiend! I’ve revealed you to the world!
    http://mikecane2008.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/james-kendrick-starts-his-day-as-usual/

    Protestors will soon be assembling outside your compound.

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  7. I dunno James. You can run OSX with Logmein but, especially for a Mac-to-Mac remote connection, I found it a far less satisfactory experience than gotomypc. I rate Logmeinfree on the Mac as “it’ll do in a pinch” but not much better. Whereas I actually do a lot of work on gotomypc remotely. You can connect to a PC from a Mac with GotoMyPC but not the other way sadly.

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  8. Taxman, PC to Mac works pretty well with GoToMyPC.

    Mike, tormenting you is so easy to do that it’s lost it’s challenge. :)

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  9. >>>Mike, tormenting you is so easy to do that it’s lost it’s challenge. :)

    You won’t always have Dick Nixon to kick around!

    Uh… who just typed THAT?

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  10. When I say connect to a PC from a Mac with GoToMyPC I really mean connect to Windows running on Parallels on a Mac that’s at the office. James, I’m not aware of a way to connect to OSX with GoToMyPC. Did I misunderstand you? With Logmeinfree there is a latency between my two computers that I find unacceptable. I am now using Back-to-My Mac a lot but mainly just to move files between computers. The screen sharing is a bit maddening for me because of the screen refresh. Plus it is difficult to rely on B2MM because it doesn’t seem to consistently work.

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