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 Celerate on Wed 15th Feb 2006 00:48 UTC in reply to "RE: hmm.."
Celerate
Member since:
2005-06-29

"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."

What makes you think that being a smart consumer and building a computer at home makes the hardware any worse, did you forget that article on what hardware is behind the shiny aluminum panels of Macs already?
http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=12671

Home building a computer means that you can heave the exact same parts minus the branded case for much cheaper, how then would being home built make the case cheaper. And for that matter most people building their own computers are putting together powerful systems, not cheap ones.

If people were going to use cheap computers they wouldn't home build them, they'd buy an e-machines computer for $300. Home built computers are in majority much higher end and would put even the iMac line to shame.

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RE[3]: hmm..
by Celerate on Wed 15th Feb 2006 00:52 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm.."
Celerate Member since:
2005-06-29

There's a mistake in there,
The part: "how then would being home built make the case cheaper."
Should have been: "how then would being home built make the hardware cheaper."

Too bad there isn't an edit option for replies too, proof reading isn't perfect.

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RE[3]: hmm..
by Dave_K on Wed 15th Feb 2006 01:01 in reply to "RE[2]: hmm.."
Dave_K Member since:
2005-11-16

Home built computers are in majority much higher end and would put even the iMac line to shame.

That's very true, most of the home built systems I see are high end gaming systems, or are built because the user has specific requirements that aren't met by ready built products. The kind of computer enthusiasts I know who build their computers tend to spend as much on their case, PSU and cooling as other people spend on their whole computer. It's the cheap PCs mass produced by various companies that give PCs in general a bad name for quality.

I built my PC because I wanted something silent for audio work and it cost as much as a high end Mac. Considering how noisy most high end Apple computers have tended to be, I doubt their Intel towers will fit my needs. Given the choice I'd rather run Windows and have superior home built hardware than buy a Mac, even though I do like Mac OS X.

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