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  1. Just successfully upgraded my early-2015 hackintosh from Mac OS 10.10 to 10.12 :)


    Hackintosh stuff can get pretty tricky and technical due to the nature of running an OS on unsupported hardware, but this upgrade actually went more smoothly than I expected. I planned for the worst and was expecting ethernet or USB to die or something, but all I've had to do is run a script to get audio working again and it seems pretty solid so far. Yay.

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    2. DoctorGenesis


      @printz Wow, that site makes it sound like you shouldn't buy anything from Apple.

    3. Grain of Salt

      Grain of Salt

      I kinda want to try the hackintosh route sometime. OS X is the most comfortable OS for me, but macintosh hardware is so expensive. On the other hand "tricky and technical" sounds like something I should stay far away from.

    4. esselfortium


      @Grain of Salt It can be a bit of an adventure for sure, and probably isn't for the faint of heart, but I've also found it really rewarding. There are recommended parts lists online, which help a lot by ensuring compatibility and dramatically increasing the likelihood of finding forum threads where other people with the same or similar hardware have already solved the same problems you're having. When I built mine a couple years ago, I strictly followed the recommended lists, and as a result it's been pretty easy to find help when I run into problems.


      A few months ago I built a hackintosh for my father, straying away from the recommended lists so I could make it more affordable, and ended up running into problems with the built-in audio (so he's been using USB speakers) and certain USB ports not working (so he's been using a hub). It's worked well otherwise, and I might give fixing those remaining issues another try this weekend since I'm feeling motivated and capable after yesterday's success. We'll see how long that feeling lasts after another session of trial and error though, lol :p