Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2005 17:21 UTC
Apple Apple's legal department this week sent "aggressive" emails to several web sites that support and advocate its products solely because they linked to videos showing a hacked version of the company's Mac OS X operating system running on off-the-shelf PC hardware. In addition, Apple released a fix for the 64-bit bug. This update is also available through Software Update.
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RE: Wow
by stew on Thu 18th Aug 2005 18:52 UTC in reply to "Wow"
stew
Member since:
2005-07-06

"What is the incentive to run their software on overpriced hardware that i can get elsewhere 4x cheaper?"

Reasons to buy OS X with Apple hardware instead of using a cracked version on generic intel hardware? Sure. How about:

* it's stable
* it's legal
* you get updates
* comes with iLife
* you get a lot more software for it
* tech support

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RE[2]: Wow
by eKstreme on Thu 18th Aug 2005 19:01 in reply to "RE: Wow"
eKstreme Member since:
2005-07-06


* it's stable
* it's legal
* you get updates
* comes with iLife
* you get a lot more software for it
* tech support


Funny. If you think about it, that's a very good description of Windows XP running on my laptop. My laptop came with XP and, man oh man, what you said is the best thing anyone has said about it --- ever! Thanks for being so considerate.

My point is, you can get the very same list of reasons using another platform. They are not Mac specific. Therefore, nothing in your list is a Mac-only incentive.

Had you said you like its interface better, then OK.

I just thought I'd point this out ;)

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RE[3]: Wow
by youknowmewell on Thu 18th Aug 2005 19:03 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
youknowmewell Member since:
2005-07-08

iLife is Mac-Only, but other than that you are correct.

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RE[3]: Wow
by stew on Thu 18th Aug 2005 19:13 in reply to "RE[2]: Wow"
stew Member since:
2005-07-06

Funny. If you think about it, that's a very good description of Windows XP running on my laptop.

Fair enough, but I wasn't comparing to XP. I was comparing to running a cracked developer seed of OS X on generic intel hardware - which at the moment is probably only interesting for developers that can't/don't want to afford a developer box or to OS lunatics who think SkyOS has too much native software for them.

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