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 Get a Life on Wed 15th Feb 2006 08:05 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hmm.."
Get a Life
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2006-01-01

Yes, being able to modify software and use it as you see fit on your own computer(s) is comparable to speeding (hypothetically endangering the lives others) or not paying for gasoline (not compensating another party for physical goods).

If you buy an Intel-based Mac and want to run the operating system on your Pentium 4, that's between you and your software. That others can acquire OS X without compensating Apple for it might be a side-effect, but it's not an especially sympathetic one. Every software provider has to deal with copyright infringement. That doesn't justify or invalidate any position you hold toward copyright infringement, but if you've ever pirated anything, ever, you're a hypocrite. If you think it's any more acceptable to pirate anything else, then you're a hypocrite.

But piracy is obviously not the only incentive, and no unenforceable EULA changes that.

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RE[5]: hmm..
by dylansmrjones on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:51 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm.."
dylansmrjones Member since:
2005-10-02

Besides that, his actions are perfectly legal in Europe. Don't forget that.

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