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Edited by dklic6 - 12/23/12 at 5:56pm
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post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dklic6 View Post

Can't you run a hackentosh or is that frowned on?

it is frowned upon, in fact the reason I have been avoiding it is because at the top of this sub forum

"Hackintosh (osx86) Discussions Forbidden - you are warned"
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Originally Posted by Blindsay View Post

it is frowned upon, in fact the reason I have been avoiding it is because at the top of this sub forum
"Hackintosh (osx86) Discussions Forbidden - you are warned"

It's really just against Apple's TOS.

Although I personally don't see anything wrong with it as long as you buy the software directly from Apple. Which is what I did. biggrin.gif

But I won't discuss it any further, as it is indeed against the forum rules as well. thumb.gif
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post #15 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lord Xeb View Post

If you look around for some Macbook Early 2008 machines, you can have a mac for about 300-400 bucks. If you live in the US, check on Newegg.

I would do the same. Find a used one somewhere for around the $300-400 price range.

I would say that as long as it has Leopard (10.5) or above, it would be good to learn on. I don't think the PowerPC models would be as good to learn on because there are a lot of things (programs) that you can't do with them compared to the Intel models.
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If it's just for learning, I'd rent one.
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post #17 of 19
Aside from the forbidden devil-smiley-019.gif , I would say buy one with ddr3 since even the mac stuff is really easy to find (and cheap). Then throw an ssd in it since even the new minis and imacs come standard with 5400rpm drives. They allow you to add a 128gb cache ssd for $250 ohno-smiley.gif . I've gone through phases and looked only to find most units are purchased at or near base configuration.
Anyway to make my point even if you find no use for it at a future time, you could probably offload it easily to some apple fan for decent $. Since they usually cant upgrade the hardware themselves, assuming you buy something you can, it should be an easy offing.
Or the other thing could be done for about $600 with new parts.
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post #18 of 19
Anything pre unibody won't run 10.8. The G4/G5 models are old PPC CPUs. They won't run anything newer than 10.4. If you really need one cheap, an entry level mac mini or a hackintosh is probably the way to go.
    
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post #19 of 19
Just here to echo the sentiments of the above people. If you have monitors and all that good stuff a Mini is a good way to go. Not much room and you can incorporate it into the rest of your setup easily.
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