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With economy not doing so hot, and people running low on funds, what is the next best thing for a Mac fan? Make your own Hackintosh netbook.
The MSI's U100 Wind and other netbooks have been turning heads since enterprising folks decided to install Leopard on them. Each passing month, new drivers and updates surface to make the transition from netbook to hackintoshbook seem easier.
A big win was the latest OSX driver from Realtek for the internal RTL8187SE wireless card in the MSI U100 Wind. Up until now, people suggested buying and installing a Dell 1490 wireless mini pci-e card that was compatible with OSX. This new "not quite authorized" driver makes use of the card already inside and makes the MSI Wind the netbook of choice for hacking.
The RTL8187SE doesn’t show up as an Airport card, but does provide full Wi-Fi functionality for OS X Wind users. It's still not an official driver, a curious user emailed the Realtek developers for help, and in return, got a driver for the card to work. Along with the driver came a WLAN Client Utility that makes the connection easier.
Hacking the MSI Wind probably voids something and installing OS X on anything other than Apple-branded hardware is still a big no-no, but this might be the push Apple needs to create their own netbook for Mac users.