updated 10:30 pm EST, Mon November 9, 2009
Change poses hurdle for hackintosh configurations
Apple's final Mac OS X 10.6.2 update breaks support for Intel's Atom CPUs, according to an OSNews report. The company's intent was unclear as the software was under development. Early builds dropped compatibility for the components, although subsequent versions seemingly returned the support.
The move could present an obstacle for users attempting to configure 'Hackintosh' systems. Atom chipsets have been a common factor with a variety of Mac-clone netbooks, although a recent report suggests Apple has rejected the platform from consideration for future devices.
Although Hackintosh users have initially complained of problems with v10.6.2, the reports come just hours after the update was released. It remains unknown if the code changes will pose a significant hurdle.