The quest to try out OSX
With the recent release of Mac OSX 10.5 (Leopard) and my current frustrations with Vista, I have decided to take a look at the Mac platform for my production work.
Yes yes, I know that I have been blogging about Linux and it’s variants, but for what I do, I need something that I don’t have to fuss around with much. I need to be able to edit video and audio. I need it to “just work”. Linux is making great strides in multimedia, but from my perspective, there is still too much configuration required to make it work the way I want it to.
Moving forward, I have decided to try OSX out on a “hackintosh” BEFORE I spend real money on Apple hardware. (again, I know this is oxymoronic considering what I said in my last paragraph, but I don’t mind playing with the OS first then getting the hardware properly)
With all that said, I decided to see if I can get Leopard running on one of my test machines. Specifically, one of my Toshiba laptops with an AMD processor. Since I do not trust downloaded software for the most part, I decided to buy a legitimate copy of Leopard to work with. I figure, if all doesn’t work well for me, I can sell it. (normally, I would just buy a Mac, but I can’t float the 2,000 for the time being – besides, 150 bux is better than 2k to try it out)
For yet another piece of irony, from my research so far, I need to have a running copy of 10.4.x to get the AMD patches onto a Leopard install DVD. (I had to download a copy of this – LOL) It’s just temporary, but it’s funny to me none the less.
I am in the process of doing the 10.4.x install now and was bored during the wait so I decided to do this post. I will post the details of the install if all goes well.