EFiX OS X-installing USB device now shipping for $155

By on September 17, 2008, 1:41 PM
Back in June, a European company called EFiX first announced their USB dongle product that promised to enable any PC to boot and install OS X from a retail DVD by automatically handling all the necessary patching and tweaks. The device was supposed to launch that month, but after a few false starts, it has just begun shipping to consumers for $155.

Matt Buchanan over at Gizmodo has posted a review of the dongle, and despite a few caveats, it appears to live up to its promises. Only few specific hardware configurations are supported at the moment, but if your computer happens to fit those specs, you’ll not only be able to install an unmodified copy of Mac OS X but also to use the Software Update feature – something Psystar machines cannot do.

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KingDingDong said:
i would hopp on that in a heart beat if it supported more hardware, amd? gforce 9000 series?.... i hate mac but, i think the os is good, and i would like to have osx and windows on one machine!!
abakus said:
Why should pc users pay for the ability to install an inferior OS?
Rick said:
[b]Originally posted by abakus:[/b][quote]Why should pc users pay for the ability to install an inferior OS?[/quote]Maybe you'd care to share your experiences with Mac OS X and explain why it is inferior?
jboman said:
I'll really think this is great!I would try it in a heartbeat, but fund are 'tight' right now.Jboman
captaincranky said:
Has the legality of this been resolved as of yet? I had thought only condoned installing Windows on their machines, certainly not vice-versa.
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