OS X on MSI’s Wind: hack your own 10-inch MacBook

Chris Davies - Jul 14, 2008, 9:00 pm CDT
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Most people would say the frustrating thing about the MSI Wind is its shipping delay, but Microsoft MVP Paul O’Brien has taken issue with another aspect: its OS.  Working on an Advent 4211 rebadge, Paul has stripped the budget ultraportable of Windows and replaced it with Apple’s OS X Leopard.  The result is a 10-inch mini-MacBook.

Video demo of the Wind running OS X Leopard after the cut

MSI Wind running OS X

Best of all, Paul has documented the full install process in case you’re wanting to try it yourself.  You’ll need an external DVD drive and a bunch of software, including his own Wind driver and utility pack. 

One major problem is the WiFi card; the Realtek RTL8187SE card used currently lacks OS X drivers.  Paul fixed this by swapping it out for a cheap Dell WiFi card, which worked perfectly.  There are also problems with the headphone and microphone ports, as well as the internal microphone not working.  

[via jkOnTheRun]


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