Mac OSX Mavericks 10.9 on Surface Pro 2

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  1. macspike

    macspike New Member

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    That's awesome :) not that I have use for it but I know my Apple loving girlfriend would be pleased! Would this work on the original Surface Pro?
     
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    cool, would be funny to swing by a MS store and say that your SP is acting funny with OSX on it! Doesn't look like wifi is working though.
     
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    May be interested in buying a first gen Surface Pro once the prices fall even further and trying this out on it.
     
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    There's 3 problems I see with this though:

    1. no wifi
    2. Lack of full stylus support
    3. unclear battery life and stability

    anyone try it out and have insights/possible solutions to these problems?
     
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    If the Wacom drivers for Apple is open source and Microsoft simply changed the vendor/product id, it might be possible to recompile those and it should work. Dunno if the source is available. Writing one from scratch using sources from linux would be a lot of work.

    The ACPI and power management stuff would be harder.
     
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    Pffft, you should definitely dump your GF, unless she converts to MS then she's a keeper. :tongue: Lmao
     
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    OS X and Windows is quite nice, wouldn't mind dual booting OS X if I knew more about wifi drivers.
     
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    Having to use OS X round hers all the time I've come round to it. I still prefer Windows... but in a way I'm looking forward to having a house full of awesome machinery from both Apple & Microsoft when we eventually get round to moving in together!

    She has Windows Phone actually, but she hates it :(
     
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    Then she has bad taste all round, except in boyfriends of course
     

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