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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Intellectual Property
by sp29 on Wed 15th Feb 2006 02:16 UTC
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Piracy is against the law and this is what it is. These aren't bought copies of OS X. These are downloaded, borrowed and modified to work on non-apple boxes. If this is allowed it won't be only the geeks downloading OS X, but your average joe computer user.

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RE: Intellectual Property
by rayiner on Wed 15th Feb 2006 02:18 in reply to "Intellectual Property"
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How do you know Maxxus doesn't own an Intel Mac, and hacked the OS so he could run it on his beast Opteron machine (and then converted the Intel Mac into a Linux server)?

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