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Dell Mini 9 OSX Leopard enabled

My wife bought me a Dell Mini 9 8.9″ netbook for my birthday so of course the first thing I looked at last weekend was how to take off Windoze and put on Mac OSX Leopard. Firstly to check the compatibility chat of Netbook functionality with the Mac OSX Hackintosh Project. Signs were good !


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Without going into explicit details this was pretty straightforward to do, I hit a couple of glitches but using the forums and instructions at MyDellMini I managed to overcome them.


Now I have a £250 Max OSX netbook that is surprisingly fast and which everything works i.e. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Mic, Hibernation etc. The Mini I have has 2 GB RAM and a 16GB SSD. After the stripped down leopard install I had about 1 GB of Space left but after stripping out the language support on the OS using MonoLingual and stripping down apps that had language and resource fork support I did not need using XSlimmer ( you can also use the freeware Trimmit) I ended up with around 5.5GB. After installing essential apps like Skype, OpenOffice, MenuMeters, Firefox, Adium, Cyberduck etc. I had about 2.5 GB left which is fine. If I want a beefier machines I’ll take my Macbook Pro or Macbook Air with me, but for just throwing in a bag with limited space or for travelling it is perfect.

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Jim is CEO of Storage Made Easy. Jim is a regular blogger at SYS-CON.com since 2004, covering mobile, Grid, and Cloud Computing Topics.