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]: Fun while it lasts
by rayiner on Wed 15th Feb 2006 00:52 UTC in reply to "RE: Fun while it lasts"
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Oh and I can't believe that there are still people confident in the fact that Macs are build to a higher quality standart that any pc.

One of the fans in my G5 PowerMac has begun intermittently buzzing. Not a whole lot, but its off-balance just enough to be annoying. I've got an 8 year old Dell which ran as the server in our house for several months while the basement was being remodeled. It inhaled all sorts of dust, but to this day, the fans are as quiet as the were when they were new.

Apple's hardware quality is vastly overstated, something which surprisingly enough most Mac users are aware of. They've dealt with the super-loud "wind tunnel" G4 PowerMacs, the buzzy power supplies in the G5 PowerMacs, the leaky water cooling systems, the constant logic board problems in some of the earlier G4 iBooks, all the assorted issues that plagued the Rev A G5 iMacs, etc. They still love Apple machines, but they don't seem to have the irrational image of Apple hardware quality some of the Apple contingent like to espouse.

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