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MSI Wind: Most Affordable OSX Notebook Ever

MSI Wind: Most Affordable OSX Notebook Ever

Images courtesy of InsanelyMac

MSI's Wind isn't even available to the masses yet, however one enterprising young hacker in the InsanelyMac community has managed to squeeze a Leopard into the tiny sub-notebook.

Apparently Bluetooth, sound and Ethernet work fine out the box, but don't count on Wireless or a proper screen resolution right now though:

"Well, here it is. The new MSI Wind running Kalyway 10.5.2. I still have to make some adjustments, such as the resolution and the wireless card, but I couldn't stop myself from posting these images that I'm sure will get the interest from more than one person. Ethernet and Bluetooth work right out of the box, so I'm really expecting a lot from this small notebook."

For more information and pictures go to their forums here although bring your translator because the original thread is in Spanish.

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MSI Wind: Most Affordable OSX Notebook Ever

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Timmy_the_tortoise 30th June 2008, 12:40 Quote
Nice... But I think I'd rather have XP Home on there..

Although GarageBand is great on Macs.. And I wouldn't mind getting a Mac just for that.
sotu1 30th June 2008, 12:42 Quote
i think for the sheer simplicity that mac offers, this is a good idea. not perfect, but if apple made a mac book light or something like that then they really could be on to a winner. none of this crappy "air" stuff.
DougEdey 30th June 2008, 12:43 Quote
Whenever I hear the name of the MSI WInd I immediately think of a fart
Kierax 30th June 2008, 12:51 Quote
Nice, but damn that laptops ugly.
Jordan Wise 30th June 2008, 13:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by AndrewJ
Nice, but damn that laptops ugly.

i agree, but why would someone want to put osx on? what the hell can you do on a mac that you can't on a pc?
Hg 30th June 2008, 13:02 Quote
beats the Macbook air on price thats for sure
Firehed 30th June 2008, 13:08 Quote
If someone can get this going reliably, I'd spend the $400 without blinking. I'm sure it would have plenty of annoying limitations simply from a hardware perspective, but I'd kill for a little mobile code writing machine. However having used an OSx86 laptop for months in addition to my MBP, I still think it tends to be a bit too hackish.
Tim S 30th June 2008, 14:08 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
Whenever I hear the name of the MSI WInd I immediately think of a fart

:D
knuck 30th June 2008, 14:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
i agree, but why would someone want to put osx on? what the hell can you do on a mac that you can't on a pc?

because they like OSX ?
Timmy_the_tortoise 30th June 2008, 14:23 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jordan Wise
Quote:
Originally Posted by AndrewJ
Nice, but damn that laptops ugly.

i agree, but why would someone want to put osx on? what the hell can you do on a mac that you can't on a pc?

Use GarageBand...

Srsly.. That program is awesome.. I've tried using Sony ACID as an alternative.. but it's just too complicated.
koola 30th June 2008, 14:27 Quote
I got OSX86 running on a intel D945GCLF for my itunes media server and while it works, it's still not as good as buying an iMac or MBP to get the full experience... and updates that don't break it.

Pitty Apple can't see the massive gap in the market for a low cost desktop / mobile laptop that isn't as crap as the mac mini (Intel GMA ).
DXR_13KE 30th June 2008, 17:16 Quote
alextwo 30th June 2008, 22:40 Quote
Not quite mac styling is it? :p

Stretchy resolution instantly put me off though.
NoahFuLing 1st July 2008, 05:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by DougEdey
Whenever I hear the name of the MSI WInd I immediately think of a fart
Once they're released, I can't wait for the first one to have problems - that means someone will have broken Wind. :p

I'm very tempted to get an EEE 901 (or some small computer of that ilk) and drop a triple-boot of OS X/Linux/Windows XP, and then see which I use the most. I love my MBP, and it's ultra-fast for everything I love, but I wouldn't mind having a tiny computer to basically keep in a pocket at all times.
Cadillac Ferd 1st July 2008, 07:04 Quote
But... will it run Kubuntu? Haha, of course it will!
ParaHelix.org 4th July 2008, 01:27 Quote
I would be very tempted to run in on Linux Ubuntu, as it is more of a "note taking" laptop.
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