More than a few Lifehacker readers were probably intrigued when reports popped up about how easy it was to install OS X on an MSI Wind netbook (and it’s gotten easier lately with the Dell Mini 9). Before you splurge on what seems like a cheap, portable MacBook replacement, consider the experiences of Wired GadgetLab’s Brian X. Chen, as he dealt with software, hardware, and hardware design problems.
He’s not alone, either—Dave “MacSparky” Sparks and Steven Sande at The Unofficial Apple Weblog are near the breaking point with their Mini 9s. Got a counter-argument for your beloved HackBook? Agree that it’s best to go official with Apple products? Tell us your take in the comments. [Wired GadgetLab]