Latest Snow Leopard Update Breaks Atom Support, Makes Pandas Cry

November 10th, 2009

Apple / Mac, OS X Updates

AppleGoodEvilThere have been rumors about it happening for awhile, but now that the 10.6.2 update has hit, it looks like it does break Intel Atom support, so for all of you using Atom-based hackintosh’d netbooks, it’s some pretty bad news.

But, on the bright side, like Jeff Goldblum said in Jurassic Park, “[Hackers] will find a way.”

The update should go just dandy for those not using Atom, by the way. There’s also a new security update out for Leopard now, and it’s safe.

Update: See?

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4 Responses to “Latest Snow Leopard Update Breaks Atom Support, Makes Pandas Cry”

  1. Richard Ward

    OUCH! They must be gearing up for a netbook/tablet-type device. Who would’ve known? ;-)

  2. Alex

    The final release of 10.6.2 is labeled 10C540, which is the same as the developer version that blocked Atom support. OS X Daily, Gizmodo, and Engadget have all run stories saying that it’s confirmed.

  3. Richard Ward

    It was actually confirmed not to break Atom support. A beta version had the block and to the best of my knowledge the release that you see on Software Update does NOT break Intel Atom CPU support.