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If it wasn’t the fake SMBIOS that was causing the problem, our next thought was to look at the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext hack. This kernel extension is disabled on all Hackintosh installations including so-called “vanilla installations” by either by removing the file itself, or adding another file to disable this feature. Once we re-enabled the kext, things returned to normal speeds. Deleting the file completely resulted in slower speeds once again.
|AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext enabled||Normal speed|
|AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext deleted||18% slower|
|AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement.kext installed but disabled via secondary kernel extension||18% slower|
With such a performance hit when running a hacked Macintosh, the Apple Tax takes on new meaning. Other notebooks may have similar performance penalties due to power management idiosyncrasies--the difference was never noticed because no one tried creating a “Hacked Mac on a Mac.”
When Wired Magazine tried running Mac OS X on their MSI Wind, they noted that OS X ran faster on the netbook than Windows XP did. Earlier, we mentioned that the MacBook was extremely responsive. If the MSI Wind was experiencing the same performance deficits that we saw when running “Hacked Mac on a Mac” when the AppleIntelCPUPowerManagement kernel extension is disabled, then an official Apple Netbook would be well worth the Apple Tax…
I believe this is an advertisement. Whether the author knows that or not is debatable, but certainly the big whigs at Tom's HARDWARE know it.
Apple seems to have a very good stealth advertising campaign. To expand their market they have developed a very good stealth campaign. They advertise on Rush and Fox both, but stealthily. They have to. Their very tolerant hippie base wouldn't tolerate otherwise.
BTW this is Tom's HARDWARE. I build my own PC. If I want to read fan boy praises of Apple there are a million other sites I can go to and read that. Why am I reading it here? When I can build my own McIntosh I'll appreciate fan boy articles like this.
I extremely liked the part on 'MAC users are smarter' though. I one fell swoop you boost your ego, try to insult me, and put the amount of trustworthy information in this article on the same level as a london tabloid.
OMG, you are right. I havent realized about this fact until i read your comment. Mac OS X accounts for less than 10% of users and yet 90% of the news these days are about Apple.
I admit Apple has created so much technical advancements over the years, but they cant even display things right:
hmm.. so, let's all read about Windows 7 then.. i read it's working :)
A college education is only as useful as the person who obtains it.
I work with several college educated people who don't appear to have enough intelligence or knowledge to be considered high school educated.
Security wise, the computers operating system is only as secure as the person who uses it.
My home machine had been uninfected for nearly 3 years, no crashes nothing. As soon as my sister starts using my machine on myspace BAM! Reformat city. :)
Anyway, I would like to see a video review of the Mac OSX done by THG.
There is just not enough information in this article or the one from Tuan Nguyen about the OS.
If not I will have to hack one on to my machine, if it is even possible with an AMD CPU. I am not going to shell out an ass load of money for something that I may not even want.
Hey apple there is an idea! You want more users to switch to your OS? Release some sort of PC capable demo OS for users to try.
I dont think Apple cares as much as how many people are using their OS. Otherwise they wouldnt even care creating BootCamp software to run windows on Mac machines.
The only major concern from Apple is how many people buying their hardware. Apple has been a hardware company and always has been. Little that they know that they could be a great software company.... wait...
Nahh, they dont care about that either since they are moving pass that to a service oriented company. Does iTunes, MobileMe, Apps Store ring any bells, anyone?
Hence the usage of the word "demo". Why would someone buy an apple computer if they didn't like their operating system?
Release a demo on the PC to convince users to by their machine.
That aside you mention the reason for switching to the Mac is that you'll be able to run Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office on it. Yet here at the software part, of your article, you fail to mention how that part of the switch went.
It's no secret that there have been compatibility issues between PC and Mac versions of the same programs in the past, have you had any?
How does it feel to work with the usual programs in their new enviroment?
Do you still instinctively right click to get the right click menu, or do you use Ctrl + left key?
A couple of benchmarks on those programs wouldn't be bad either.
Thanks for the articles, hope to see one on the needed programs as well ;)