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The Adventure of Building a Hackintosh- A Maze...Of Twisty Little Passages...
Abstract This presentation will be about the challenges, successes, and pitfalls in building a "Hackintosh", an Intel computer running a Mac OS X operating system. We'll discuss why you might to take on such a project and the advantages and disadvantages building your own Mac. We'll also take a look at another lesser known open source based personal computer platform that may have some surprising capabilities. As usual we will be having a "Meeting After the Meeting" for talk and drinks, and we are planning it to happen at the Rock Bottom restaurant in the Bolingbrook Promenade mall. The link goes to the restaurant's Bolingbrook website, but if you want a direct link to a map for directions use this link: Bio Mike Andrews has retired after 25 years as Senior Systems Engineer for AT&T working on IT Infrastructure including Networks & Servers, Security, High Availability, Virtualization and Cloud. He has delivered presentations for Uniforum Chicago since 1997. He is a lifelong technology geek, who began tinkering with electronics when he was 6 years old. He founded a security system contractor company at age 17 where around 1982 he taught himself microcomputers and programming leading to jobs at US Robotics and as a Network and Systems Administrator at the firm of the late famed financial trader and aviator Steve Fossett. At Ameritech Corporation he designed Health Information Networks and managed the IT Infrastructure at the Ameritech corporate headquarters. He is a private pilot and owner of a Piper airplane, and founded of the Pilotcast Aviation Podcast 2005. Event posted on UniForum Chicago website: Getting to the meeting Google Maps directions The next General meeting of UniForum Chicago will be at: Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library Meeting Room A (1st floor) 300 West Briarcliff Road Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library, Meeting Room A (1st Floor)

300 West Briarcliff Road · Bolingbrook, IL

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UniForum Chicago is a non-profit organization that holds monthly informative and technical discussions every fourth Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. This provides a local forum in the Chicago area for open systems and UNIX discussion and allows us to meet with students and other professionals in the field.

All meetings are free and open to members and non-members alike and currently are held at:

Bolingbrook Fountaindale Library

300 West Briarcliff Road

Bolingbrook, IL 60440

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