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...
by JustAnotherMacUser on Tue 14th Feb 2006 23:26 UTC
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2006-01-08

..a war of attrition by Apple.

"There's nothing like the real thing ba-by..."

http://homepage.mac.com/hogfish/iMovieTheater19.html

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RE: It's...
by CrimsonScythe on Wed 15th Feb 2006 02:54 in reply to "It's..."
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2005-07-10

Just out of curiosity, but what was the point of that video? That an iMac can play several videos jerkily?

Then again, when I play two videos in QT on my Powerbook they both jerk, while my Gentoo box easily plays 4 videos smoothly. (On 3 year old hardware, mind you. Both computers have 1.5GHz cpus.) Maybe all that shows is that Mplayer/Xine is better than QuickTime, but that's been my impression ever since I first tried QuickTime.

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RE[2]: It's...
by somebody on Wed 15th Feb 2006 03:11 in reply to "RE: It's..."
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

Just out of curiosity, but what was the point of that video? That an iMac can play several videos jerkily?

Then again, when I play two videos in QT on my Powerbook they both jerk, while my Gentoo box easily plays 4 videos smoothly. (On 3 year old hardware, mind you. Both computers have 1.5GHz cpus.) Maybe all that shows is that Mplayer/Xine is better than QuickTime, but that's been my impression ever since I first tried QuickTime.


And neither can do that any other player on OSX. With the fact you constantly lack codecs.

This should change with VideoCore, but I wonder how long it will last for players to be transfered to VC.

I'm waiting for almost 10 years now to be able to play videos decently on my Macs (your first impression is the same as mine after 10 years). Lucky me, Linux to rescue here and the fact that Macs are always complete minority of my computers.

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