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[6]: hmm..
by CrimsonScythe on Wed 15th Feb 2006 03:25 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: hmm.."
CrimsonScythe
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Ok, then take your PC and head to your nearest Apple vendor. Buy a copy an order installation. They will simply refuse this sale.

Yes, of course they will refuse to install it. They don't want me to install OS X on anything but an Apple computer, but that means absolutely nothing. I doubt very highly that they'll refuse to sell you the copy of OS X, though.

Only upgrades, no retails. Just as if you read fine print on the box. While original license is untransferable from the Mac it was bought with (you can't buy Mac without OS).

You still seem to think that what they print on the box is law. You need to understand that what a company claims is NOT law in any way, shape, or form. Your whole argument hinges around this delusion, and invalidates pretty much everything you've said so far.

If, let's say, a box of nails says that you can only use them for hanging up pictures with, do you really believe that it's illegal to use them to build a shelf with? Or do you perhaps just have a vested interest in trying to get people to believe that what a company says is the final word and cannot be questioned?

And you should check the facts before thinking loud

Again, you're confusing facts with claims. There is a big difference. What Apple claims is that they're upgrades only, but until they can actually check whether or not you are entiteleed to an upgrade and thus deny you the purchase, what they are selling is still full versions of OS X. And even if they could, it would be interesting to see whether or not such behavior would be legal.

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