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[3]: hmm..
by DevL on Tue 14th Feb 2006 23:34 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: hmm.."
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I think your misinterpreted Thom.

He's not putting down the efforts of Maxxuss (for hacking 10.4.4) - he's questioning the reasoning behind trying to obtain a free lunch.

And no, the "freedom" to run Mac OS X on the hardware of your choise is NOT a human need and by implying it is you're making a mockery out of all the people in the world living under dictatorship!

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RE[4]: hmm..
by Get a Life on Wed 15th Feb 2006 08:13 in reply to "RE[3]: hmm.."
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As long as you aren't causing physical harm to others or your environment, what are acceptable restrictions that sellers may place upon all goods sold? Do I get to tell you how to read your books? Where you hang your copy of my painting? What you can mix with my vodka? Do I get to dictate what you run on your Xbox? What arbitrary asinine restrictions are acceptable, knowing fully that I will apply them to any product you license or purchase.

You know, just because people suffer under incomprehensible hardships caused by a different concept of empathy and justice, doesn't mean that arbitrary restrictions in a more 'free' society are acceptable. If you live in a country that says that healthcare is a universal right and it's denied to someone, is your belief invalidated because someone is having their feet cut off by an oppressive government somewhere else?

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