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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RE[2]: hmm..
by the_trapper on Tue 14th Feb 2006 23:16 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm.."
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Yeah, I'd rather see this cracker use his expertise to do legal things instead of this stuff...

What he is doing is not illegal everywhere.

But oh well, apparantly there's a market for half-baked OSX installs on cheap self-built crap in a lot of basements around the world.

Maybe there's a market for legally purchased copies of Mac OS X running on the hardware of our choice. Not all of the "self-built crap" is cheap Thom. As far as I am concerned it is only stealing if you don't pay Apple for OS X.

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RE[3]: hmm..
by Tom K on Tue 14th Feb 2006 23:52 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm.."
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> Maybe there's a market for legally purchased copies of Mac OS X running on the hardware of our choice.

Maybe you can keep dreaming. :-)

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RE[4]: hmm..
by JMcCarthy on Wed 15th Feb 2006 04:10 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm.."
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We can continue dreaming when it comes to Apple opening up to that market. They're not interested in selling an operating system or "just" a computer, more of a lifestyle, eh?

It's painfully obvious however, that there is a market for people who want the cake, without it being served on a turd plate.

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v RE[3]: hmm..
by somebody on Wed 15th Feb 2006 00:28 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm.."
RE[4]: hmm..
by CrimsonScythe on Wed 15th Feb 2006 02:29 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm.."
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I don't know if your intention was to troll or if you're just narrow-minded, but I'll bite anyhow.

Really? Then, how do you buy OSX without Mac legaly.
1. Every retail box has clause that it requires Apple hardware.
2. All retail boxes are upgrades only in the fine print.
3. Every OSX is tied to computer just as any OEM license.
4. You can't buy Mac without Mac/OS/X.

Here you are under the strange delusion that these 4 points actually mean something everywhere you can buy OS X. If the box said that you'd have to jump off a bridge, would you still consider it legally binding? Anyway, such license provisions are in many countries worth next to nothing, since they often go against local laws.

Been smokin' too much pot lately?

What the hell is this about? Are you really so simpleminded that you can't come up with anything better than a stupid insult?

In that case, why not buying Apple then?

Obviously it hasn't occurred to you that Apple may not sell the best hardware out there.

Yeah, if you could. But you can't. If vendor doesn't want to sell you, he can't be forced. And guess what, Apple doesn't want to do that.

You can very easily go to a store and buy a copy of OS X, legally. So why are you saying that Apple doesn't want to do that? Are you saying that they in the immediate future will be pulling all upgrades to OS X from the stores?

Admit it, any kind of thinking like yours can be translated to "Look at me, I'm cheap"

Oh, I don't think you should be the person to try to put words in other peoples mouthes. I hope you have something better than a knee-jerk simpleminded reactionary comment the next time, but I'm not holding my breath.

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