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[4]: hmm..
by archiesteel on Wed 15th Feb 2006 04:59 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hmm.."
archiesteel
Member since:
2005-07-02

Apple is free to sell their products in any way they choose, and they do not force it upon anybody. You are free to not buy their products. But by dishonouring the agreement, and making them lose money, you are infringing on their freedom to make a living.

I'm sorry, but if Apple choses the wrong business model, it is their own problem. They are free to sell their products any way they choose, but that doesn't mean that the model they chose is sound...

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RE[5]: hmm..
by Johan on Wed 15th Feb 2006 05:21 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm.."
Johan Member since:
2005-06-30

damnit, i was going to hit reply but accidentally modded you up. oh well consider it a gift.

I'm sorry, but if Apple choses the wrong business model, it is their own problem. They are free to sell their products any way they choose, but that doesn't mean that the model they chose is sound...

If their model is not sound, then it their freedom to run it to the ground. No one else has the right to decide their business model for them. Does it make it right for me to steal more fruits from the grocer if i think they are overcharging? No, but i do have the power to not buy from them.

Thieves can't get away with the excuse "i don't think their business model was right". Neither can we.

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RE[6]: hmm..
by rayiner on Wed 15th Feb 2006 05:34 in reply to "RE[5]: hmm.."
rayiner Member since:
2005-07-06

Does it make it right for me to steal more fruits from the grocer if i think they are overcharging? No, but i do have the power to not buy from them.

The grocer has the right to charge whatever he wants for the fruit (actually, he doesn't because there are all sorts of regulations, but let's pretend). He doesn't have the right to say that you can only buy strawberries if you dip them in the sweet cream he also sells. I'd like to see that trial in a court of law.

Thieves can't get away with the excuse "i don't think their business model was right". Neither can we.

Because thievery is illegal. Breaking a EULA is a different matter entirely.

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