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
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.