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The latest addition to the Mac OS X netbook compatibility chart is the Toshiba Mini NB205, with a great Mac OS X installation guide by myMacNetbook community member, Calla.

The NB205 has everything working except for sound and bluetooth. The stock Wi-Fi card doesn’t work but can be replaced with an OS X-friendly Broadcom card.

If you’ve written a guide that you’d like to see featured here on myMacNetbook then let us know.

 

Asustek Computer, makers of the populat Eee PC netbooks, has lowered its Q3 netbook shipments target for this year, apparently due to increasing competition from the iPad.

Whilst we do appreciate that the iPad is a compelling device and certainly has its uses, does it really stack up against netbooks that run Mac OS X?¬†Certainly the iPad has an attractive form factor and a certain wow-factor, but we’d argue the netbook surpasses the iPad in terms of functionality, a tactile keyboard, and not to mention price!

If you’ve been faced with the iPad vs netbook with OS X decision, let us know what factors made you decide.

 

Further recent developments on Samsung netbooks’ OS X compatibility have now been updated on the Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart, with updates to the Samsung N130, N140 and N510.

As always, we welcome any further additions or updates to our chart from our community’s experience. Please do drop by on our forum on InsanelyMac to contribute.

 

Our Mac OS X Netbook Compatibility Chart has been updated. Many thanks to all our visitors for their input and feedback, we have more changes coming. Here’s a summary of what’s been added and updated:

  • Broke down Acer Aspire One into separate models
  • Added Asus Eee PC 900HA
  • Added Asus N10
  • Added Gateway LT2005u
  • Added LG X130
  • Added Toshiba NB100
  • Updated Dell Mini 10 – now works!
  • Updated Lenovo S12 – now has Bluetooth & power management working

We’re still keen to have your feedback, if you’ve got any further information on getting Mac OS X working on your netbook and we haven’t covered it, please drop us a comment below and let us know!

 

As mentioned on our sister site, InsanelyMac, Apple has released the latest update to Mac OS X via Software Update. The 10.6.3 update weighs in at a hefty 763 MB.

If you’ve installed using NetbookInstaller & NetbookBootMaker then head please ensure you head on over to Meklort’s blog to check out the latest release candidates of the handy applications, now at version 0.8.4 RC1. Note that as the update is quite large, running NetbookInstaller after you’ve applied the 10.6.3 update may take quite a while – it is recommended that you disable sleep prior to running NetbookInstaller post-update.

Note that Meklort is also looking for testers, so please volunteer yourself if you’re able to aid with testing.

 

Here we’ll guide you through all the necessary steps to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard installed on your HP Mini 1000 netbook, including updating it safely to 10.6.2. This guide will also work for the Compaq Mini 700 which is a clone of the HP Mini 1000.

Requirements:

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OS X netbook developer extraordinaire, Meklort, has just posted pre-release 0.8.4 versions of the popular NetbookInstaller and NetbookBootMaker applications which now features initial 64-bit support, updated kexts, Chameleon, and bootloader.

Try it if you dare and let us know how you get on! (Note no Asus 1201n support yet.)

 

Here we’ll guide you through all the necessary steps to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard installed on your Dell Mini 10v netbook, including updating it safely to 10.6.2.

Requirements:

  • Dell Mini 10v with at least 8GB of hard disk space
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard¬†retail disc
  • Intel-based Mac with DVD-ROM drive and USB port
  • 8GB or larger external USB drive (hard disk or flash drive)
  • NetbookBootMaker
  • NetbookInstaller

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Here we’ll guide you through all the necessary steps to get Mac OS X Snow Leopard installed on your Dell Mini 9 netbook, including updating it safely to 10.6.2.

Requirements:

  • Dell Mini 9 with at least 8GB of hard disk space
  • Mac OS X Snow Leopard retail disc
  • Intel-based Mac with DVD-ROM drive and USB port
  • 8GB or larger external USB drive (hard disk or flash drive)
  • NetbookBootMaker
  • NetbookInstaller

Read more »

 

Welcome to myMacNetbook.com.

The aim of this website is to provide the most comprehensive resources and support for people who want to run Mac OS X on a netbook, backed by a community of enthusiasts!

Providing that your netbook has the appropriate hardware, it’s a fairly straight-forward process to get Mac OS X running. Check our Mac OS X netbook compatibility chart for an up-to-date reference as to which netbooks are compatible with Mac OS X, and which features work and don’t work on each netbook.

Please drop us feedback via the forum and we hope to make this website the number one resource for all your Mac OS X netbook’ing needs!

-Ed

 
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