If you have a processor-upgraded Mac or some other system that is outside of Apple’s designated specification for Mac OS X, you may be interested in Ryan Rempel’s Unsupported UtilityX. The software is
available for download
from Other World Computing, (OWC) Inc.’s Web site, and is available at no charge.
OWC spokesman Larry O’Connor said that the utility takes no more than three extra clicks to install OS X on an unsupported Mac, compared to a standard installation.
“It is being called Beta while additional user feedback comes out, but Ryan
has led the way for OS X on these Macs since the day OS X was released. This utility is provided free of charge and we have no plans to charge for it in
the future,” said O’Connor.
“It is our intention to continue to expand support for OS X and partnered up with Ryan do see this through. We have a lot of customers who have made a significant investment in their machines and we want to protect their investment,” said O’Connor.
Earlier this week MacCentral reported that processor upgrade maker Sonnet Technologies has an
OS X compatibility utility
ready for some models of its processor upgrades, for US$29.95. O’Connor compared the two.
“[Unsupported UtilityX] provides the same functionality as the Sonnet software and some extra bells and whistles. Sonnet even got some help early in their quest from Ryan,” said O’Connor.