So there's that. But this is still a "proceed at your own risk" scenario, despite a fairly uncontentious environment currently. As Tonymac told me via email, "Sure, it's always a possibility that Apple finally gets fed up with the scene and pulls the plug. But after almost five years of Intel Macs and the scene developing I don't think that's a real possibility at this point." Knock on wood. He also makes the good point that the Hackintosh process will by its very nature bring more people to the Mac platform, and while I think the process will be fairly easy for you, PopSci reader, it's still a bit too complex to make anything resembling a tiny dent in Apple's hardware sales bottom line. But, as with anything hack-y, proceed carefully and be prepared for the potential that a software update from Apple could end the whole party.