Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 20:56 UTC
Mac OS X Getting Mac OS X up and running on a computer without an Apple label has always been a bit of a hassle. You needed customised Mac OS X disks, updates would ruin all your hard work, and there was lots of fiddling with EFI and the likes. Ever since the release of boot-132, this is no longer the case. Read on for how setting up a "Hack"intosh really is as easy as 1, 3, 2.
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RE[2]: missleading title
by Traumflug on Wed 27th May 2009 06:42 UTC in reply to "RE: missleading title"
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Actually, Mac OS X does detect the hardware configuration. But the detection is apparently through EFI only, and boot-132 replaces EFI with a version emulating the required hardware keys.

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RE[3]: missleading title
by Liquidator on Wed 27th May 2009 06:56 in reply to "RE[2]: missleading title"
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If in the future, Macs have a verification chip that communicate with OS X using strong encryption, it's gonna be ever harder for hackers to circumvent this protection and to emulate the genuine chip.

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RE[4]: missleading title
by grahamtriggs on Wed 27th May 2009 10:22 in reply to "RE[3]: missleading title"
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Although, that will only be effective when:

a) They start shipping Macs with verification chips

b) They stop supporting the existing hardware base

c) They prove that you can't emulate the verification chip (the reality is that it will be possible to emulate, the question is how much processing power it will take), and the check can't be bypassed.

Bottom line is it might eventually (after a long time to get through the hardware cycles) have an effect on casual installation, but it's not going to stop anyone determined. Ever.

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