Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 24th Oct 2006 15:15 UTC
Mac OS X "With the advent of Intel-based Macintosh computers, Apple was faced with a new requirement: to make it non-trivial to run Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware. The 'solution' to this 'problem' is multifaceted. One important aspect of the solution involves the use of encrypted executables for a few key applications like the Finder and the Dock. Apple calls such executables apple-protected binaries. In this document, we will see how Apple-protected binaries work in Mac OS X."
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RE[2]: But does it works?
by The1stImmortal on Wed 25th Oct 2006 08:40 UTC in reply to "RE: But does it works?"
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No one is legally obligated to make their OS run on your hardware just because you want it to run there.

No, but perhaps in some jurisdictions they may be obligated not to *prevent* you running your OS on any reasonably compatible hardware they didn't make. It's called, "competition".

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