updated 07:10 pm EDT, Wed April 16, 2008
Mac OS X on Samsung UMPC
Blogger Kevin Tofel is currently trying to demonstrate a proof of concept by installing Mac OS X on an ultramobile PC – in particular, the Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium – noting that most of the operating system's features map correctly to the corresponding controls on the device. While still in a very experimental stage, the Mac OS was able to recognize the touch screen as a tablet, the dual-function stick as a scroll mouse with two buttons, as well as the keyboard, and volume controls.
Tofel writes that the built-in WiFi and Ethernet do not yet function, but a straightforward installation of the VZ Access software allowed his EV-DO modem to work.
Tofel notes that he is not doing this to provide a step-by-step how-to guide for other users to imitate, or to use on a permanent basis, rather just to show that it can be done.