i have a netbook that i hackintoshed
it wasnt even that hard, and it runs great - 1.6 ghz, 2gb ram 160gb hd
but I also have an imac for anything to do with pictures and video
i use this one for ns, hw/word, music, and like uploading pictures for fb
theres a site you can go to, i can get the link later, and it will tell u how compatible certain pc's/components are - like on my computer i cant use airport for wifi, i have to use a standalone program
i think that there are some benefits to a hackit0sh but the fact is that an actual mac has a much better/sturdier chassis. so its not always just the OS that makes people think that they are so much better.
i am probably buying a new laptop at the end of the summer
most likely looking at a high end asus or lenovo with an i7
but i might hackint0sh my current(soon to be old desktop)
on my laptop i will most likely have two partions one running windows 7 and the other ubuntu 10.04
I am interested to learn more about this i have done a small amount of research. I am going to be upgrading to ether a Mac Pro or a I Mac here in the future. My concern with a hackentosh would be reliability. I cant afford to have 500 hours into editing our movie and then my computer decides not to work anymore. If anybody has good incite or a good website for it post it up.
Honestly if you are going to be selling a movie/making a movie with that much work into it why wouldn't you just buy a mac. dont fuck around with this hackitosh bullshit and just ball up and get a mac. final cut pro is my favorite thing ever. although it does compare quite well with premier pro cs5 id assume :). i am biased though. i love my mac!
Yeah,I'd have to agree with Jwenz on that one. If you're planning on making a movie with that much time and effort then you're going to want to make sure you've got something reliable. I've heard great things about hackintoshed pcs, when they're done right. It's worth putting in the time and research and making sure it's done to perfection if you're going to do it. It's also a hell of a lot cheaper than a Mac Pro which I was looking at before I heard about this.