Mac OS X 10.6.2 Doesn’t Run on Hackintoshes With Atom CPUs

“There is no other logical reason why Apple would do this unless they’re going to enter this space with some sort of tablet-type device,” said Shane Spiess, president of Portland, Ore.-based Apple reseller MacForce.

Um, how about the simple explanation that they don’t want people installing Mac OS X on machines other than Macs?

Even simpler explanation: it could just be a bug that’ll be fixed in 10.6.3. Breaking compatibility with a CPU Apple has never used certainly isn’t a high priority.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009