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

I'm gonna put all QA in one answer (and this is the last time, if you don't get it by now then you sure lack some inteligence)

I noted that earlier in the thread. My points were talking about what happens when Apple releases OS X Intel in the retail channels.

You're still bound with OEM and upgrade-only. THERE IS NO RETAIL, DAMMIT'. AND IT WILL BE SPECIFIED APPLEINTEL NOT INTEL.

I noted that earlier in the thread. My points were talking about what happens when Apple releases OS X Intel in the retail channels.

Read the site. "Upgrade version to...", and notice there is no upgrade specified. Because in the fine print on the box says it is UPGRADE for your MAC. You won't see OSX/PC version ever.

What the hell are you talking about? I bought one on ebay two months ago.

Oh, my god. AS SOON AS YOU BOUGHT THE G4, W/WO HDD, W/WO CD, W/WO INSTALL CD, YOU GOT THE ORIGINAL OS AUTOMATICALLY AND ORIGINAL OWNER LOST THAT LICENSE. IT IS NOT QUESTION OF BEING SPECIFIED OR NOT, OS AND G4 DEFINE ONE PRODUCT AND CAN'T BE SEPARATED. ALSO IF YOUR COMPUTER DIES, YOUR LICENSE DIED WITH IT

No, it wasn't

Do your brains lack oxygen or what? YOU CAN'T SEPARATE ORIGINAL OS FROM COMPUTER WHEN APPLE IS IN QUESTION. IT IS ONE PRODUCT.

I didn't agree to anything, and Apple doesn't have my signature on anything. Which is of course the whole contention behind the legality of EULAs.

Original owner did. And when he reselled that Mac to you, all rights were automaticaly transfered along with Mac.

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)?

HE CAN USE THAT OSX LEGALY ON HIS INTELMAC. NOT ON HIS OPTERON. WHEN HE BOUGHT THAT MAC HE ALSO BOUGHT OEM-LIKE OSX. MEANING HE CAN LEGALY HACK ON HIS MACINTEL, BUT HE CAN'T LEGALY (HACKED OR ORIGINAL VERSION) USE IT ON HIS OPTERON.

THERE ARE TWO RESTRICTIONS HERE:
1. EULA
2. RESALE AGREEMENT

BOTH COMBINED PERFECTLY LEGALY DEFINE THE FACTS I NAMED.

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