In mid-December of 2008, I embarked on a mission: to build a Hackintosh.
When Hernando Cortes reached the New World, he burned his ships to make impossible any retreat from his conquest of the Aztec Empire. So, like Cortes, I decided to sell the parts to my old computer first, making it impossible to just “give up” and retreat back to the familiar realm of Vista. So I sold the motherboard, processor, and memory from my main desktop, getting enough money back on eBay to purchase a new motherboard, processor, and memory for the Hackintosh. But unlike Cortes, I would still have the option of installing a traditional operating system (like XP) on the Hackintosh computer if the Mac OS X install didn’t work. I guess the direct comparison to a legendary Spanish conquistador only goes so far . . .