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OS X on your MSI Wind? No problem.

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:01PM EST

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If you’re in the market for an ultra-portable machine running OS X, but the Macbook Air is a bit outside of your budget, you might want to take note. The MSI Wind, one of many recently introduced low-budget UMPC machines, has been caught in the wild running a full version of OS X. According to the hardware profiler, the Wind spoofs the system into thinking it’s a Mac Pro. A few tweaks renders the Wind fully functional, essentially giving you access to a $600 Mac. Sure, you can pretty much bet that you’ll never be able to run down to your local Best Buy and swoop one of these up, but if you’re down to void your manufacturers warranty, this might be a nice little weekend project, assuming MSI decides to actually release these things…


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Josh Karp followed his love of technology since a kid through to the present day. As a Special Correspondent at BGR, and part of the first editorial team, Josh covers press conferences, trade shows and other events around the world. An expert in all things mobile, Josh has more than eighteen years of experience covering the wireless industry.