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Apple killing Atom support in next Snow Leopard release?

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Apple killing Atom support, dreams of netbook hackintoshers in next Snow Leopard release?

by Tim Stevens

posted Nov 2nd 2009 at 6:59AM

Nobody said running a netbook hackintosh would be easy -- but nobody said they'd make it this hard. Apple is currently engaged in a war of compatibility with Palm and, if the developer build of Snow Leopard version 10.6.2 is any indication, the Atom processor is next on the smack down list. Word on coder street is that the upcoming revision of OS X will kill support for Intel's little powerhouse. That could certainly change before it hits the world at large, but we wouldn't bet on it. So, if you're viewing this on an netbook install of your own devising, you may be stuck at version 10.6.1 (or earlier) for awhile -- or you may need to do a little custom kernel building. Either way, we're thinking that if Apple ever gets around to making a netbook it probably won't be an Atom-powered one.

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I wonder if 10.6.2 affects anything we are doing with our HCL. Has anyone tried the 10.6.2 dev. release?:confused:

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Wait who cares if it is supported. This site is for desktops powered by more robust cpus than the Atom. Though the atom does make a good home brew Nas using Ubuntu server. Those little ten inch portable laptops are a joke.

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