Yay, finally a gold master release has been established. Now to get our hands dirty on the newest OS from Apple. I could have attempted to write up a tutorial on how to install Lion on your hackintosh with the beta release, but if you recollect my previous post about Lion, you’ll remember I was testing the beta version out on my macbook pro. Though I was very pleased with the operating system and for a beta release it was very stable, it still had minor annoying glitches and some software conflicts. Considering I use my hackintosh for college, I can’t really afford a half-ass OS on my main machine that wouldn’t work with my chemistry software. Now all that has changed (hopefully). I just got a hand of the Gold Master Build and I am making preperations to my harddrive and machine to have a fresh install of OSX Lion 10.7.
Things to Note about the Gold master and 10.6.8 release:
- “Golden Master” refers to the final release version. 11A511 is listed as GM. You will be able to update as Apple releases 10.7.x maintenance builds.
- There have been speculations about Lion only being installed through an update from Snow leopard 10.6.8. This I will verify in the upcoming posts soon. Just after this hell week subsides in course work.
- 10.8.0 Darwin kernel with native Sandy Bridge support. This means that going forward, all Sandy Bridge systems can use default iBoot + MultiBeast method. (tonymac’s site)
- SATA3 6gbps now recognized and functional on Sandy Bridge. (tonymac’s site)
- Includes drivers for Sandy Bridge Intel HD 2000/3000 Integrated Graphics (No Injector Yet) (tonymac’s site)
- Includes drivers for AMD 6xxx Graphics cards (tonymac’s site)
- App Store Update to “Get Ready for Lion” (tonymac’s site 10.6.8)