Monthly Archives: September 2011
Has Mac OS X Lion put an end to the Hackintosh? Well that is certainly an interesting question and in short…no! The Hackintosh still lives on even with the advances Apple has made with Lion’s installation process. As you may be aware of, the Mac OS X Lion installation process is very different to the previous methods of installation. The traditional method was to insert a retail disk with the operating system on into the machine and follow the installation procedures. That has now changed for the most part. Lion is now purchased on the Mac App Store on an existing version of Mac OS X, and it is then executed as an application.
My graphics card has been upgraded! Thanks to wirelessspider for donating his old graphics card an ATI Sapphire Radeon HD 4350, I’ve now upgraded from my old nVidia GeForce 8400GS and for the most part I’m pretty happy with the increase in graphics performance.
In the windows experience index my previous score for gaming graphics was 3.3, this has now increased to 5.7 (which is good enough for MY needs). It was evident that my nVidia wasn’t good enough when I got a strange flicker a few weeks ago. I also noticed that my graphics card struggled to process the graphics of a game as simple as Minecraft. I knew I’d have to upgrade sooner or later.