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[INQ] MSI Wind blows away last OSX hurdle

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REALTEK HAS finally released a driver which allows Apple's OSX to use the MSI Wind's factory-fitted Wifi card, although the company may not have intended to make such a move.

A thread on one of Realtek's forums, which tracks consumer emails, let slip that the company intended to release the driver called RTL8187SE, and at least one user was sent the officially unrleased driver as a result of an enquiry into its existence and availablity.

As is often the case with these things, the unintentionally-released widget has now gone forth and multiplied meaning that a large numbers of happy Wind breakers are now running OSX Leopard on their diminutive thigh warmers with full and unfettered access to wireless services without resorting to unhealthy hardware hackery-pokery.

Despite being dubious from a legal standpoint, and almost certainly turning your warranty into yet another piece of waste paper (not to mention making poor Steve Jobs cry salty tears of sorrow) we can fully understand the attraction of a neat little laptop running Apple's undoubtedly accomplished OS and all for less than $350.

But we wouldn't encourage such behaviour, of course.
source

sweet.
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Oookay I got excited at first, then I noticed the source.
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Oookay I got excited at first, then I noticed the source.
Ha ha am pretty sure this isn't fluff
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Wow, I`m surprised they got the most awesome OS ever to run on a slow as hell old PC. It takes the huge power of a Mac (sometimes with TWO cores!) to run it.

This is so cool.
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post #5 of 27
Clever title, I see what they did there.

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Oookay I got excited at first, then I noticed the source.
It's legit. It's been covered on other credible sites as well.
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Wow, I`m surprised they got the most awesome OS ever to run on a slow as hell old PC. It takes the huge power of a Mac (sometimes with TWO cores!) to run it.

This is so cool.
Ummmm OSX is pretty streamlined. Leopard runs on older single core g4's just fine. The same cannot be said about Vista. I am not bashing vista in any way but it is alot more power hungry than OSX. The new Snow Leopard that apple is releasing promises to be even faster and more streamlined.
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post #7 of 27
hmmmm interesting.
i'm getting an msi wind soon.
maybe it's worth a try
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having just purchased a wind a week or two ago i must say this is quiet intriguing. I love my wind as it stands.
    
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having just purchased a wind a week or two ago i must say this is quiet intriguing. I love my wind as it stands.
Was thinking about buying one, they do seem quite nifty
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post #10 of 27
i wanted an MSI wind for a while now, but now i really have to get one.
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