Well, it looks like reports that Apple might be killing Atom support
in the next Snow Leopard update may have been slightly overblown, as the latest developer build of OS X 10.6.2 (10C535) has apparently restored support for the processor and simultaneously brightened the spirits of hackintoshers
the world over. What's more, there doesn't appear to be any explanation for the switch-a-roo from Apple which, as Electronista
notes, could indicate that it was simply a bug or a temporary measure -- although it does of course also mean that Apple can just as easily flip the switch again if it sees fit (which seems like at least a 50 / 50 shot).