(behold my – working! – boot-up options, using the old-skool classic GRUB bootloader)
I’ve given up trying to get the audio to work on OS X on my IdeaPad’s msiWindOSX install. Could not get Audieee to work. A 10.5.5 update trashed the OS. I re-installed msiWindOSX and the fricking Terminal app wouldn’t run! I think a retail copy of Snow Leopard might be the way to go.
A colleague and I last night both reminisced on how much time we had spent getting out Bondi Blue iMacs to sync with out Palm Pilots by infra red. We reckoned about 2 weeks’ work. Some things are just not worth the effort. Besides, the current versions of Spotify and WINE play nice, so I can use my free Spotify account in Ubuntu!
Anyway, here’s a list of what I’ve tested and does work in msiWindOSX on a Lenovo S10-2:
- Screen, including brightness function keys.
- Wifi – with a little patch
- iTunes to manage my Mac-formatted iPod – but there’s no audio though, and I had to download new versions of QuickTime and iTunes to work with my iPod Nano
- Adobe Illustrator CS
- Webcam in iChat – but not in PhotoBooth
- The SD card reader slot works a treat – OS X can natively handle Nikon RAW NEF files, so OS X could be a useful tool for photography.
- Trackpad – but no gestures or 2-finger strolling
- Networking with other Macs over wifi (ethernet is not supposed to work but I’ve not tested it)
- USB devices such as memory sticks and Microsoft optical mouse
Not yet tested:
- Ethernet (not expecting this to work)
- External VGA monitor