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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2005-07-07

Again, let's be clear about this. My contention is not that installing OS X on a PC violates Apple's EULA, but rather that its likely that Apple's EULA has no power to enforce such restrictions. More generally --- EULA's take upon themselves vast, far reaching powers to enforce restrictions on the use of products, but its not really clear what laws give them such powers!

You don't get it.

OEM, retail and upgrade are the problem here not EULA. By definition any OSX you buy separately is declared as upgrade product, not retail. Apple selld upgrades only. And I think I explained that well enough in one of my previous posts.

There is a difference between beeing able to buy and legaly buy.

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rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Apple selld upgrades only.

Show me where it says that on their website? By your logic, there is no way to buy a new OS for a bare Mac. That doesn't make any sense. Are you saying that everyone who assembles their own Mac from parts is using OS X illegally?

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