Apple Netbook. DIY OS X Compatibility Chart from Boing Boing

Posted on 18 December 2008 by



If you’re looking to run OS X on a netbook, this is a good starting point.

In nice easy big-icon graphcs, boing-boing give you the details on what’s compatable and what’s not.


I’ve never really found a reason to switch over from Windows to OS X. I’ve been close a few times while i’vebeen routing vurtual audio on PC’s but not close enough. Firefox looks the same on both OS’ right?

Check out the full list at Boing Boing.

Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart – Boing Boing Gadgets.

Categorized | Netbook, operating system

6 Comments For This Post

  1. Goodsspeed says:

    Firefox and all the other software (specially Microsoft Office for Mac) look extremely nice on the mac os. If Mac could present a 10 inch LED backlit glasscovered Netbook with a keyboard a´la Xperia with 3G WLAN Bluetooth and a weight below 700grams, they are (in my mind) spot on for the future of netbooks :-)

  2. Goodsspeed says:

    AH! I forgot a little something like price, well for an mac addict it would be around 999€ for the the rest of the world Id say 599€

  3. ecsk2 says:

    How can they label it “9xx/1000″ when the 900(x) and 901 really have nothing i common when it comes to OSX86 hacking!? The 900 from this aspect is as maceee puts it “practically identical to the 700 in terms of OSx86 support” by the hardware.

    ecsk2 Reply:

    http://www.maceee.com/eee-pc-901-to-use-atom-gma950-17.html

  4. Big-H says:

    Has Anyone tried OSX86 on the EEE box? That would be great to have a EEE box runing OS X? LOOK OUT MAC MINI!

    midireebs Reply:

    Yes Ive had the eee box up and running about 1 month now… works great! Swapped out Wifi for a broadcom based mini pci-e card from an hp laptop(nx6325), went to 4GB’s (3.5Gb’s visible in OSX)… this thing sucks to open but worth it. DVi to HDMi cable out to my lcd tv… works best at 1920 x 1200 but will run 1080i hd… fairly choppy. Used a trendnet bluetooth usb for the apple wireless keyboard and my logitech mouse AND got the apple remote working with the philips ir usb thingy from a media center pc and remote buddy. cheap mini replacement. Geekbenched like 900 and something. Dont expect any quick iMovie edits but its working great for general purpose usage. Used this tutorial http://www.enik.ch/2009/01/osx-leopard-1056-on-the-eeebox/

  5. M.R. Nath says:

    I have been hammering away at ideneb osx86 on my Asus eee 900ah for days. I can install it, but the boot1:error has got me defeated on reboot, post install. I can not fix the bootloader issues. Has anyone got past this using the chameleon bootloader or other means? I have mountains of information on this from research on various osx86 forums, but its all sparsely documented and contradictory. I installed ideneb on a guid partition, etc. Tried MBR too, just osx86 here, no dual boot of windows.

    http://www.hackint0sh.org/forum/f181/63998.htm

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=77658

    http://www.enik.ch/2008/09/osx-on-the-eee-901/

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?showtopic=133955

    http://forum.insanelymac.com/lofiversion/index.php/t131575.html

    the bootloader is a serious nightmare on the Asus eee.

    this is the classic error people get with osx86 after successful install of any one of several distros

    attempt to boot hd

    boot0: GPT
    boot0: HFS+
    boot0: booting
    boot0: done
    boot1: error

    does the Chameleon bootloader fix this? How does one even install it to replace EFI?

  6. M.R. Nath says:

    First requirement is working Leopard
    Partition Destination Drive with Disk utility Select GUID partition
    how to install EFI

    To install Chameleon EFI its very simple because now it has installer . just run and select the right drive

    Install Leopard
    Mount the Leopard retail DVD or its Image. I prefer image as instillation is very fast 5-6 mins
    In terminal Copy Paste
    cd /Volumes/Mac\ OS\ X\ Install\ DVD/System/Installation/Packages
    open osinstall.mpkg
    Install on right Destination Drive
    Than install 10.5.6 Combo update on the right drive
    Now to remove incompatible kext or install requird one
    Put kext file in the user folder(users/currentuser(yourusername)/
    Open post patch change (destination=Name of Drive where retail leopard is installed)
    Open terminal and drag drop post patch
    this included Sound file is for GA P35 DS4 or similar Gigabyte motherboard & GFX EFI string for nvidia 7600 GT Card
    Make sure in Post patch sh file you replace with drive name(Leopard) with yours Drive name
    Boot with new Drive