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[5]: missleading title
by Liquidator on Wed 27th May 2009 11:37 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: missleading title"
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It's not going to stop anyone determined. Ever.

If it takes too much time and effort to reverse-engineer, people are just gonna give up.

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RE[6]: missleading title
by twitterfire on Wed 27th May 2009 11:53 in reply to "RE[5]: missleading title"
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They can't ad a very strong protection chip because they need to support the actual mac hardware who has not such chips.

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I've heard that they are dropping support for the older PowerPC hardware meaning my wife's macbook will have to be replaced rather than simply buying the next major osX version. If that's the case, dropping older non-authenticating intel machines may be possible in a few years.

The bigger risk is if they manage to implement an authentication mechanism in such a way that it requires circumvention. Then they can abuse the DMCA the same way the big media companies get too.

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