Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 14th Feb 2006 22:49 UTC, submitted by jayson.knight
Mac OS X It seems like flee-in-Apple's-fur, cracker 'Maxxuss', has succeeded in cracking Mac OS 10.4.4 for Intel. "We were just about to hunker down and wait through the cold winter and a wet spring until we saw some results on the OS X 10.4.4 for Intel hacking efforts, but it looks like we're getting a little Valentines present from 'Maxxuss' who has already broken through Apple's heightened security that is present in their shipping version of the OS. It's just a preliminary release, not all hardware is supported and it requires a bit of futzing around to get it to work, but seeing as we weren't expecting this kind of breakthrough this early, we really can't complain."
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It's solid.
by Jimmy on Wed 15th Feb 2006 03:41 UTC
Jimmy
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2005-07-06

Hey now, I read a lot of posts saying that Apple OS X for Wintel boxes is half assed because it isn't stable or what not.

Have you tried it?

I have installed 10.4.1, 10.4.3, and now 10.4.4 on an AMD Sempron Compaq machine I bought for $299 (with rebates and 17 inch monitor)

Guess what? It only took me a couple hours to fully configure my hardware. I had to use a Netgear ethernet card, but now everything works including my printer, a card reader, and I can even sync my Palm m125.

"Apple can crack your machine!" Yeah, they can, and have. On 10.4.3, I tried to download an universial binary of iTunes. When I ran it, I got a message telling me "This version is expired!" and suddenly I couldn't run other programs. I learned, and whenever I reinstalled the OS, I didn't touch anything from Apple.

I have a 1.25 ghz iBook G4; the performance really sucks compared to my hackintosh. I'm going to use my new system with third party applications, and dual boot with Windows XP.

So for those bashers out there; performance doesn't suck, and a lot of hardware is supported. I love using OS X on my cheap box. If Apple doesn't like it, then they can take my iBook G4 and make it faster, or give me my money back. I spent $1000 on a system thats performance in the x86 world is worth around $300.

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