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    Question Travel Laptop /w Mac osX

    Hi,

    I am going to travel very soon and looking for a small portable laptop to carry with me.

    I would not like to spend more than $500 as i only need it for the travel a bit of photo editing and putting online etc on the way.

    I get a bit confused with all these different models out there.

    I looked at:

    • asus eee pc
    • samsung nc10
    • Acer Aspire One
    • 10" MSI wind Netbook

    One of the main points i would like to ask you guys is, if any of you ever bought one of these and installed MAC OSX on it. I do not like windows at all anymore and would really like a mac os, but i know that there can be some compatibility problems with drivers/hardware etc....


    Any experience with that...?

    Apart from that, with what have you travelled and what are the pros and cons of your travel machine ?

    Are the screens all the same or is there one with a significant better screen for photo editing?




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    MAC OSX is generally for Mac hardware only, however a quick google search shows it is possible to install Mac OSx onto PC hardware but it needs to be compatible. The other thing google showed is that you could use a virtualised environment (eg. VMWare / VirtualBox etc) to run a MAC OSX image on windows.

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    Hi,

    thanks for the answer.

    It is possible, yes, but most of the solutions are really complicated and half of the laptop features do not work anymore.
    Thats why I asked if somebody actually did it and has some experience with it.

    i did buy a Acer aspire one from ebay for $230. I think that was quite cheap....not sure if i should try to install mac on it and risk that nothing is working anymore...


    Another question.....Is Windows 7 much better than Windows XP. Does it need much more memory? I dont now much about windows, only heard that vista is reall really bad....

    Just thinking about if it would be worth puting windows 7 on the acer one, 1GB, 1.6Ghz laptop.....


    Cheers,

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    I bought an Asus eepc 1005 to tour the UK in July, it was running a lite version Windows 7 and came able to dual boot to a Linux OS (never used that option)
    It was really good, I used Ifanview for quick editing for my blog and dhmped the camera card off go it each night also backed up to 500gb USB drive.
    Definatley money well spent
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