Over the weekend I managed to turn my Asus G50v gaming laptop into a working Hackintosh. That is, I installed the latest version of Mac OS X (Mavericks 10.9.0) onto a laptop designed for Windows. The best part is, Apple has released the latest version of OS X (Mavericks) for free, so no need to bootleg the software. I did this because I wanted to take an online course in developing IOS 7 apps, the one I mentioned in this post, and Mac OS X is needed to do that. My Daughter and I are both taking the course. She already has a Macbook Air, however, she told me that she did not want to share it with me. Therefore, I needed to have my own Mac, but I didn’t really relish the idea of buying a Macbook Pro just to try out a developer’s course, so I went down the path of turning my Windows laptop into a working Hackintosh.
Here is the tutorial on how I did it, what works and does not work, and how I like OS X (Hint: So far I like it.)