It’s no secret that Mac OS X runs reasonably well on a number of Intel Atom powered netbooks with GMA 950 graphics. But finding a good set of instructions for installing the operating system is key. The folks at MyMacbookMini are putting together a series of guides for installing OS X on HP branded netbooks. Right now there are two guides online for the HP Mini 1000, one for installing OS X 10.5 Leopard and the other for OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. It’s worth pointing out that suspend/resume functions aren’t supported in the Snow Leopard guide yet.
MyMacbookMini is a new site from the folks that brought us MyHPMini, a popular forum and blog for all things HP Mini-related.
In order to install OS X on a netbook you’ll need a full OS X installation disc or disc image, which I’m going to assume you paid for. But you should still know that Apple doesn’t look too kindly on installing its operating system on unsupported hardware… like netbooks from HP.