Microsoft Surface Pro Hacked to Run OS X...Maybe

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Pureinfotech links (via Neowin) to a YouTube video claiming to show a 'Hackintosh' Surface Pro running OS X Mountain Lion. The new Surface Pro tablet, which runs full Windows 8, launched earlier this month starting at $899.


Comments on the YouTube video are largely skeptical, suggesting that it's simply a remote desktop connection to a Mac. However, there's no technical reason why a Surface Pro shouldn't be able to run a hacked version of OS X, and Neowin notes that Wi-Fi reportedly is not working on the machine. One of the main challenges with Hackintosh installations tends to be with drivers for functions like Wi-Fi, so its absence may lend some support to the legitimacy of the claim.

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24 months ago
Wow! Finally a reason to buy a Microsoft Surface! :D
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24 months ago

I hope this is real, i can have the Hardware i want with the OS i want.

Apple, take a note, THIS is what the iPad Air could have been.

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If a macbook air had a touchscreen, and detachable keyboard/cover you'd be right.

Are you out of your ever loving mind? That hardware has abysmal battery life and you cannot even use it with the keyboards in your "lap". It is a portable desktop as it requires a desktop in order to operate with a keyboard.
:rolleyes:
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24 months ago
Safari seems... sluggish
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24 months ago
I'd rather have a MacBook Air than a Frankenputer that sort of runs OSX.
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24 months ago
Cool that someone pulled it off but I don't really see the practical appeal when you compare it with say a Macbook Air, in terms of price, battery life, etc.
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24 months ago
I hope this is real, i can have the Hardware i want with the OS i want.

Apple, take a note, THIS is what the iPad Air could have been.

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Cool that someone pulled it off but I don't really see the practical appeal when you compare it with say a Macbook Air, in terms of price, battery life, etc.


If a macbook air had a touchscreen, and detachable keyboard/cover you'd be right.
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24 months ago

I hope this is real, i can have the Hardware i want with the OS i want.

Apple, take a note, THIS is what the iPad Air could have been.

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If a macbook air had a touchscreen, and detachable keyboard/cover you'd be right.


I'm sure Apple is taking notes right now thanks to your comment, lol.
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24 months ago
The Apple logo on the bezel looks all blocky and stuff.
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24 months ago


It has a secured bootloader that hasn't been cracked. ONLY Windows 8 is permitted to boot. There hasn't been a crack yet to the bootloader, so this is physically impossible!


Not so for the Surface Pro:

http://www.zdnet.com/why-did-microsoft-deliver-surface-rt-before-pro-and-other-pesky-questions-answered-7000010935/

"Like other Windows 8 machines, you can access BIOS settings and turn off secure boot, enabling you to load other OSes."


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24 months ago



Hence I renew my cry of "BS".

source: http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/21189.html (http://mjg59.dreamwidth.org/21189.html)


The article's talking about the RT. The Pro doesn't have a locked bootloader (http://www.phonearena.com/news/Microsoft-Surface-Pro-can-run-Linux_id39712).

So this means that, yes, it could be easily hackintoshed.
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