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[2]: The legality of hacking OS X
by Duffman on Wed 15th Feb 2006 09:47 UTC in reply to "The legality of hacking OS X"
Duffman
Member since:
2005-11-23

"Apple telling you what you can install OS X on is like a book publisher telling you what brand of bookshelves you can keep a book on."

False. Apple is selling book that can only be kept in their own bookshelves because the size/format of the book doesn't fit on another bookshelf.

This guy is cutting the book because he wants it to fit in his bookshelf. It's just like trying to read a floppy disk in a CD drive.

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nimble Member since:
2005-07-06

False. Apple is selling book that can only be kept in their own bookshelves because the size/format of the book doesn't fit on another bookshelf.

That's a good analogy actually.

This guy is cutting the book because he wants it to fit in his bookshelf.

So what? As long as it's his copy of the book and his copy of MacOS he can do with them what he wants.

Booksellers can't do anything about using their books as loo paper, and nor can Apple do anything about running MacOS on a bog standard PC. ;)

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