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[edit] Suggestions

=== my suggestion === Titi, 5th June 2015:
It seems a long time since the last discussion about the tables headings.
Do you think it's still needed to have a column about 64bits? when we are on a page for Yosemite 10.10.3 (it's not anymore SnowLeopard)
Maybe we could use a column like "works out of the box / with kext " instead
and write a Tick.png or / Cross.png + a link to the used patch/driver ?

Hi! I've got some suggestions for the wiki. Would be great if somebody would read this:

  • add option to delete pages (empty, "need help"-pages)
  • remove the . -bug (added when you edit a page)
  • update home page: remove "Windows and your Mac"-section, put the "Hardware" section to the top
  • make an option to download the whole wiki, btw. what's the current license? OSx86:Copyrights is empty
  • change the HCL list format:
    • i think we need 32/64bit columns
    • we need columns like "what's the best state you could this component make working", "how did you do that"
    • column "compatible without patching" is not needed, not a vanilla system is the goal, but a most working component

--Tom 17:18, 11 June 2009 (BST)--Tom 09:28, 3 February 2010 (GMT)

[edit] Headings

Which one do you prefer? Comments?--Tom 2010 (UTC)

old version:

Hardware Name Chipset Notes EFI/kernel working Fully Working w/o Patch

2befine used a different version:

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Kexts used: Fully Working at 32/64bits

currently we are using:

Hardware Name Chipset Notes Patches Used 32/64bit working with patches

[edit] Other opinion 1

I think the current one works but just to throw another option into the pit, I think the format can be changed to:

Hardware Chipset Firmware Kexts Notes

Firmware added, removed "32 bit / 64 bit working with patches" as "Notes" covers it. Created it whilst having in mind that the table can wind up being very long. What I've suggested is pretty straight forward. Very specific information are required instead of a "Yes" or "No" (gets damn annoying when you're looking at mobo HCLs) --Beauty. proletariat 19:47, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, read this post just now. I think the most important question is: "Does does thing work with osx86. Is it safe to buy it/invest time playing with it?" No matter if you need patches, or it works out of the box. Simple the results.
I think 32/64 gives a fast view about this and is needed. Reading long blabla and filtering this necessary information makes it more annoying in my opinion (same as QE in portable pages). How it is done can be posted in notes, or patches used. What do you think? I don't like the expression '32/64 bit with patches' as it does suggest, that only the results after patching, not if this was not necessary, should be posted.
How can this be expressed in a better way? --Tom 16:09, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
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I would vote for two things:
  • A 32/64 bit column. Some configurations come with a 64 bit MoBo, but can have a 32 bit processor installed.
(is this even relevant with Snow Leopard? Will it only boot in a 64 bit environment?)
  • The ability to jump to a user-added "How I Did It" type of page - hopefully user provided - by whomever got the blasted thing working! (Even after looking at all the available literature on the topic, I still feel like I've been hit with two stiff drinks, and a black-jack. . . .)
Jim (JR)

[edit] Headings for graphics adapters

Currently we have: 10.9.5

Hardware palit gtx 650 1024 Board-Manufacturer Notes OpenCL/QE/CI Resolution Dual display 32/64bit working with patch

My suggestion is: work ob

Chipset Board-Manufacturer Notes QE Output Dual display 32/64bit working with patch
  • I think that with Snow Leopard, all graphics adapters which support QE, do also support OpenCL, CI.
  • Also haven't found any graphics adapter, where the resolution is limited by OSX. Mostly it's limited by the adapter itself (slow) or the (mostly) the display device.
  • I think we should add an additional column which shows which output port (analog, dvi, hdmi) is working. Some graphics adapters need different framebuffers for different output ports. What do you think?--Tom 16:39, 25 January 2011 (UTC)
Maybe for HDMI cards a column for Hdmi audio and the used Id to patch applehda.kext--ILeopold

[edit] Quick Ref MSRPs on HardWare Compatibility Pages

I just thought that it might be nice to have a quick MSRP price reference on the hardware compatibility pages.

Administrator's answer:

Hi  :)

first of all, Our goal is ensure that the Wiki remains a helpful place for all those who wish to mount a hackintosh, not to propose a 'cheap' solution for Apple computers

then, MSRPs depend on where you are living, hard to know which references choose to display on HardWare Compatibility Pages.

saying that, not sure these Refs might to be helpful, IMHO

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