Mac OS X 10.5.7 running beautifully on a Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC [video]

Updated on 12 November 2019 by

vaioux_osx_10.5.7 The guys over at Micro PC Talk have had Mac OS X running on the VAIO UX series [Portal page] for some time now, but a recent video by MPCT forum user perrin21 shows a UX390 running the latest version of Apple’s OS X pristinely. Perrin21 added a few nice mods to his UX390 [Portal page], including a draft-N WiFi card to connect to his/her Airport Extreme, and an Mtron SSD. Everything else on the unit is stock. The video demonstrates the general responsiveness of the OS on the unit and a fully functional, and calibrated, touchscreen. There is some web browsing action, a demo of Boxee, and Front Row, all appearing to work beautifully on the UX390. Not bad for someone who wants OS X in their pocket, am I right? Catch the video below:

21 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cane says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 running beautifully on a Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC [video] http://tinyurl.com/pndku9

  2. CGI says:

    Cool stuff!

    The UX line has always interested me. I hope they keep the design series alive and introduce another model in the UX form factor.

  3. Chad W Smith says:

    Having, as I do, a Hackintosh Netbook – I guess the next step would be a UMMac

  4. Mark Perrin says:

    I have the MSI wind running OSX with 802.11N and 1GB ram , i ordered the touchscreen conversion from Japan but when fitting it, it was cracked very slightly and is non functional. Im waiting for the replacement to arrive.

  5. Mark Perrin says:

    sorry make that 2gb ram lol

  6. TheEngineer says:

    Please, how does one order a 2gb ram?

    I thought the ram was soldered on the motherboard.

  7. Frank Coburger says:

    Oh, das ist doch gar nicht erlaubt http://tinyurl.com/pndku9 Max OS X auf’m Sony Vaio UX390 ! Elende Hackerbrut ;-) Flutscht richtig gut.

  8. Yohann Ciurlik says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 running beautifully on a Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC [video] – http://tinyurl.com/pndku9

  9. Jose A. Perez says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 running on a Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC With Video: http://tinyurl.com/pndku9

  10. Gary Greco says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 running on a Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC – video http://bit.ly/9avZz I want!! #OSX #Sony #Mac

  11. Ux says:

    Does it run PowerPoint 2004 for presentations via VGA-out port?

  12. Mark Perrin says:

    Hi all, thanks for posting my video. Glad you liked it. Ive been overwhelmed by the response and traffic. VGA out from dock works great. Like a mac mini into an external monitor. when its docked it just re-diverts the image to the external display.

  13. Mark Perrin says:

    take a look at my Touch Screen OSX HTPC project. I feel its even more impressive than the UX.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tMOkL79UQc
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8GyxZq9ThA

  14. Thomas Markussen says:

    Mac OS X running on a Sony VAIO UMPC http://is.gd/D1jV I want one!

  15. Hsien Chew says:

    @benpark @drawoliver OSX on the Vaio UX390 http://bit.ly/9avZz The Nokia Internet Tablets are great. Have the N800. Only want built in WWAN.

  16. Aaron Bryson says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 running beautifully on a Sony VAIO UX390 UMPC [video] | UMPCPortal – http://ow.ly/9cg4

  17. DwaynePhillips says:

    OS X on a tiny Sony machine http://bit.ly/3ieIj

  18. Geoffrey says:

    Hi Mark i have the ux57gn version and i was trying to change my wifi card to a draft-n edition , i just bought one but it seemed incompatibles with my vaio. i was wondering what model wifi draft n edition are you running.

  19. Tony Davenport says:

    Mac OS X 10.5.7 running beautifully on a Sony VAIO UX390 http://is.gd/15eOg I’m gonna dig my Vaio out! #hackintosh

  20. frank says:

    ok can you give me all the info i need to install this on my ux280, i can’t seem to get this started correctly.i’m a mac user and when i saw what you did i pulled my ux280 out of the closet but having the hardest time with this. is there a easy way to do this, please help me, thanks.

  21. Harald says:

    …Would like to get a “how to” too…! (…just do NOT have the knowledge for these kind of oerations..but U RULE, MARK!..hehe
    (I´ve sent u a separate mail, about this Mark).

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