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 alcibiades on Wed 15th Feb 2006 08:32 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: hmm.."
alcibiades
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2005-10-12

"People also don't like speed limits or the price of gas. That doesn't mean you should go to whatever lengths to get your way."

Breaking the law, and breaking your contract, are two different things. Driving too fast is breaking the law and you can be prosecuted by the police/District Attorney/Crown Prosecution Service on behalf of the people.

Breaking your contract is perfectly legal, though it may be unwise. You cannot be prosecuted by the police/DA/CPS. You can be taken to court by your counterparty, and the court can impose penalties. Whether it will enforce the contract depends on its provisions.

Violating copyright is breaking the law.

Now, installing OSX on your Dell is not violating copyright. It is not breaking any law at all. It is not stealing. It may be violating a contract (the Eula), and the provision of that contractwhich forbids it may be enforceable in law in some jurisdictions.

Not, however, in Europe.

Now could we for goodness' sake have a calm and rational debate which starts from these facts.

And perhaps the editors could check, while they are at it, that the spectre of multiple registrations and modding up by Apple zealots has not returned? There is a strong smell of fish around some of these comments and mods.

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RE[5]: hmm..
by archiesteel on Wed 15th Feb 2006 22:59 in reply to "RE[4]: hmm.."
archiesteel Member since:
2005-07-02

And perhaps the editors could check, while they are at it, that the spectre of multiple registrations and modding up by Apple zealots has not returned? There is a strong smell of fish around some of these comments and mods.

My thoughts exactly. Seems like there might be a few sock puppets in this thread.

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