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I have to admit that since getting exposed to the HP Mini 1000 and Mini 2140 the thought of turning them into a “Hackintosh” has entered my mind.  The small netbook form would be perfect to put OS X on and create a MacBook Mini. I […]

I have to admit that since getting exposed to the HP Mini 1000 and Mini 2140 the thought of turning them into a “Hackintosh” has entered my mind.  The small netbook form would be perfect to put OS X on and create a MacBook Mini.

I may not get around to doing that no matter how tempting, but others are stepping up to the plate and doing it for us all to see.  The Gadgeteer has recently turned an HP Mini 1000 into a MacBook Mini and has chronicled the process for us all to enjoy.  They have photos of the result as well as the conversion process, so check it out and see for yourself how cool this is.

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  1. I just got a new 2140. But it seems this device doesn’t run OSX like the Mini 1000 can? Why are the two so different?

    1. I’d definitely love to see MacOS fully working on the 2140. I am thinking of upgrading, eh, replacing my 2133 with the high-res version of the 2140 when it comes out next month or so, but I might “defect” to another small notebook brand if that makes MacOS a more viable option.

  2. Hmm. The reviewer said the speed of the Mini 1000 Hackintosh is very similar to that of a Macbook Air. That’s somewhat surprising given other Hackintosh netbook reviews. E.g.,

    http://www.appledifferent.com/2009/01/23/leo-in-the-sky-with-diamonds-benchmarking/

    1. I’ll bet he’s comparing to an original MacBook Air, not the new one which is much faster.

  3. Old news James. Last year already had the 2133 triple boot with XP, Vista and OSX. Not great, but very doable.

  4. I am writing this on an HP Mini 1000 (1030nr) running 10.5.7 with webcam/usb2/sleep/sound/wifi/keyboard/trackpad/enet/ext vid all working perfectly. You can do it!

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