A German MSI Wind user has managed to shoehorn OS X 10.5.3 onto a Medion Akoya Mini. A few days ago, we saw the first reports of an MSI Wind running OS X, so this should come as no surprise, since the Medion and MSI computers are virtually identical. But there’s one thing that makes this new port exciting – video.

As you can see, OS X runs fairly smoothly, and can handle iTunes, video games, and other duties without complaining. I should point out that there is no legal way to install OS X on an MSI Wind or Medion Akoya mini. Apple has a pretty restrictive license for OS X, and even if you’ve purchased a legal copy of the operating system, you are prohibited from installing it on non-Apple hardware.

But if you want to find some directions, check out the MSI-Wind.de forums. Apparently everything works except for the webcam.

[via MSI-Wind.de]

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4 replies on “OS X on the Medion Akoya Mini”

  1. That’s real interesting as I have one question about the Wind remaining before I buy one: are the 3D graphics on par with the eee 901? As you know, one of the changes made with the upgrade from the eee 900 and earlier to the 901 is improved 3D performance. I know it’s not going to be a gaming platform but being able to play the original Unreal Tournament from 2000 and some RC heli sims that also have low requirements could be useful.

    1. Don’t bother with this, it’s complete BS. You”ll beat your head against he wall with how slow everything is, and as for games, it doesn’t support modern videocards, and that processor won’t cut it, not to mention the refresh rate of the monitor, which is low enough to induce ghosting on simple screen transition, much less games.

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