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Woz signs a hackintosh Dell netbook – doesn’t like red

Matthew Smith ran into Steve “Three Left Feet” Wozniak the other day, and just happened to have his hacked Dell mini 9 running Leopard and sharpie with him. The results are magical.

Got to briefly meet Steve Wozniak as he was doing some press for Dancing with the Stars. I showed him my Dell Mini 9 with OS X Leopard installed on it (and an Apple sticker sloppily applied over the Dell logo.
He said, “Oh my god, that is so COOL!”

And: “Is that really the color you wanted?”

Then he graciously signed it. I then ran away and giggled for about 45 minutes.

[via BoingBoing]

14 Responses to “Woz signs a hackintosh Dell netbook – doesn’t like red”
  1. Matthew says:

    Re-arrange these 3 words:




  2. Brian J. Nielsen says:

    Yeah, he met Steve Wozniac. He talked with him, and Woz signed his hackintosh.. Sheesh, what a tool.. Get a life..

    (sarcasm, all the way..)

  3. Joe says:


  4. Muslimdad says:

    I think it’s pretty awesome. Good for you man!

  5. armandobeleno says:

    I want a dell mini with leopard on it.. ( but a white one)

  6. Xeno says:

    I think thats neat too. Woz is definitely the geekier of the two and can appreciate a good hack. Steve would have threatened to sue you (then had a heart attack or something).

  7. Lucky says:

    Absolutely awesome!

  8. Lucky says:


    ghetto life?

  9. Cheryl says:

    Totally awesome!! I’ve been giving all my DWTS votes to Woz cause he’s so much fun to watch. Not to mention he’s the only reason I’m watching that show in the first place. I would have giggled too! (I put the apple stickers from my iPhone on my HP laptop, not covering up the logo, but eating it…)

  10. David says:

    That’s cool. Great story.

  11. imajoebob says:

    Matthew, good for you. I’m glad you got a charge out of it. But good God sir! Little girls giggle. Man up.

  12. Ooo I saw him today at The Grove in Los Angeles CA I am not surprised as the mall is on the same block as CBS studios where they film dancing with the stars but he was on a segway in a swarm of them oddly enough I had and appt. with the flagship Apple Store there.

  13. Frank says:

    @imajoebob Completely agree. There’s no crying in baseball.

  14. Smorgasbord says:

    I have mixed feelings about this. Writing on an Apple product is like writing on a revered building. YOU DON’T DO IT!!! Since it isn’t an ACTUAL Apple product, It isn’t as bad, but it still doesn’t seem right. Woz should have used invisible ink. The ones who want to see the GRAFFITI can, those of us who don’t want to see such sacrilege don’t have to see it.

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