Is Apple trying to squash the Hackintosh netbook movement with one mighty software update?  According to OSX Daily, they are.  10.6.2 early build kernels don’t support Intel’s Atom chipset, which seem to indicate that 10.6.2 won’t be able to be installed on most Hackintoshes without some "major" modifications.   Most PC Netbooks run variants of Intel’s Atom processor.

This move would also indicate that Apple has no imediate plans to release a product based on Intel’s Atom processors.

Do we now have a new cat and mouse game?

It is also interesting to note that Microsoft is trying to get people to put Windows 7 on Netbooks while Apple is trying to prevent them from doing the exact same thing.

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