Confirmed: Atom support missing from latest Mac OS X update

November 10, 2009 at 3:24 pm

Dell Mini HackintoshAfter recent reports suggested that Intel Atom support for the latest Mac OS X 10.6.2 update was terminated and then reinstated again, it seems that the official release does not contain Intel Atom support. What this means is that those running Hackintosh netbooks will not be able to install the new update.

At this point, there is no word from Apple on whether this has been intentionally removed or whether support will be written back in a future update. However, as Apple does not manufacture any devices using the Atom CPU, it’s not likely to be in the company’s interests to do this any time soon.

Reports from the MyDellMini forum suggests that users trying to install the update will see an endless reboot cycle. You can see a video of this after the break. However, it can’t be too long before savvy modders will come up with a workaround, but until then it’s best to sit tight.


161 Responses to “Confirmed: Atom support missing from latest Mac OS X update”

  1. Jamie said:
    April 6th, 2010 3:14 AM

    More of the “freedom to use your computer however I want you to use it” mantra from Steve Jobs, Hero of the Revolution.


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