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[Boing Boing] EFiX dongle promises easy OS X installation on any PC

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The EFiX OS X dongle is promising an easy way to install Leopard on your PC: cram it into a free USB port, pop the Leopard install disc into your drive, reboot your PC, and it'll take care of all the messy patching and hacking. They claim it has taken them over six months of testing to get right, despite "sabotage," which immediately garners up the mental image of a wrecking crew of hipster thugs pouring gasoline into a computer lab at midnight and spray painting key phrases from the WWDC keynote on the walls.

My immediate thought was scam, but one of the OSX86 devs seems impressed. The release date is supposed to be June 23rd, with no price announced.
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What??

Does this mean that you can place a standard OSX install disks from apple, into your PC with this USB dongle, and it will work?? I don't see a comprehensive hardware support list, so i be the driver support is low.....

What is wrong with hackintosh? Seems to work fine for me... i bought a copy of OSX to install onto my PC but when it obviously failed, i had to pursue other means of getting it to work...

I hope this is a legal solution on getting OSX to work on standardized PC hardware.
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But i though Apple was against all of these "shananagans"
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You set your mobo to boot from it and it emulates the EFI bios which Macs have and PC mobos don't, and then boots from the DVD.
Driver support is great, since it only needs to be able to read the DVD.
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Probably just a automated hackintosh installation.
Hackintosh is cool but has it's obvious flaws - lack of crossfire, drivers for things are usually all home made etc
Hackintosh runs well though [runs on my sig system when i tried it once for the fun of it] but i cannot get it to work on my laptop at all..... would be cool to have mac on my laptop.........
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