I would like to discuss plans for my upcoming Empire EFI v 1.09. Before I get into that , I would like to take this time and opportunity to thank everyone who have helped to make this project going along , every one of you in any way that you’ve managed to help me and the community to.
Currently as we do know that Empire EFI makes it easier for those who are on Windows to boot and install Retail copies of Snow Leopard ($29) on a PC. The main objective of this is that its to replace complicated method of installation such as USB Installation method whereby its not possible for someone to do if he/she does not own a mac. Apart from that , the disc would serve as a recovery disc in an event of kext (Drivers) mess up. Suppose if you’ve installed something incompatible which renders OSX86 useless , its possible to use this disc or even the retail disc to recover back your files and fix it up. These are the current objectives. However starting from V1.09 , I’ve new plans and visions as well and for that I would also love to hear your feedback (your thoughts and opinion) on how we should improvise it. Anyhow lets take a look at my (more like our) plan :-
- Streamlining it to One CD (eliminating the need of having multiple iso for certain motherboards , instead having it one one disc for modern motherboards)
- Making sure user learns something (as its the main objective of OSX86 , the reason why newbies don’t get help or gurus don’t want to help them is that some of them are just expecting to be spoon fed. Right from a-z , i know it can be challenging but my ultimate aim is to make sure someone is knowledgeable enough to pass on the knowledge on how to fix dsdt , kexts without the need of installer or automated solution)
- Translating into other languages (making it a localised version , thus making it easier for non-native english speakers to understand and follow and possibility spread the knowledge to their peers)
These are some of the reasons , especially the second objective. I just hope it becomes a reality , as I would love to see more and more knowledgeable users in the community as it can be an asset to us all . The problem that the community is facing is that we do lack of knowledgeable users and not to mention users who fail to follow simple instructions. I am not sure what else I could. I do also want folks to pick up basic dsdt fixing skills and basic Terminal skills , so that in an event of mess-up its possible for them to know how to recover , just like they would do it in windows with similar tools. For me the most important aspect is knowledge. Knowledge is the key for everything. Its been stressed in every religion and in every culture. I just want to share the knowledge and make folks sufficient knowledgeable enough , so that they can keep the ball rolling. Anyhow if you have something to add , please do not hesitate to comment.
God (or “The Atom” if you’re an atheist) bless us all !