Every time there is a major system update, the administrators on tonymacx86 will make a news post on the front page of their website.As the community learns more about a particular system update, this news post will list all relevant information about the update in a convenient and sequential manner. However, there are always exceptions-- for instance, the OS X 10.8.2 update broke a hardware monitoring kext that caused certain Hackintoshes to become unbootable.While priced the same as OS X Snow Leopard, this cat is no slouch.

At a time when Mac users are opting for the faster yet smaller SSDs, extra hard drive space, like network bandwidth will be at a premium.

Automatic Updates has been possible for Mac apps for quite some time, but up until now the system updates of Mac OS X were not part of that automatic installation option.

While most of these updates are relatively harmless, every new version of Mac OS X has to potential to cause new problems with your hardware. UPDATE (December 6, 2015): This guide is aimed at Hackintoshes that use Chimera or Chameleon bootloader to run Mac OS X.

If your Hackintosh runs OS X 10.11 (aka "El Capitan") or newer, it most likely uses Clover bootloader, which allows you to simply update OS X from the Mac App Store with relatively little trouble.

If you don’t want your bandwidth to be used by software updates without your own trigger of that function, you can disable them instead by unchecking the appropriate settings in the System Preference App Store panel.

Hello,after updating to 10.7.2 (from working 10.7.0) I get the Still waiting for root device error. And do you want to delete the kernel cache, or the Extension caches? How is it possible to enter terminal commands without a working installation?

What will be interesting this time around is how one performs this download-based upgrade.

While users have gotten familiar with the upgrade process of the disk-based distribution, the Mac OS X upgrade path will likely be a little different; requiring enough free hard drive space for the download, the upgrade process, and the larger OS foot print that will likely result.

This is yet another step away from traditional media distribution as Apple (s aapl) will effectively be cutting out other means of software distribution like Amazon (s amzn).