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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Screenshots
by audun on Wed 15th Feb 2006 10:16 UTC
audun
Member since:
2005-07-13

Why haven't anyone asked for screenshots yet??

We all want to see a beige computer running OS X 10.4.4

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RE: Screenshots
by MamiyaOtaru on Wed 15th Feb 2006 10:30 in reply to "Screenshots"
MamiyaOtaru Member since:
2005-11-11

Why haven't anyone asked for screenshots yet??

We all want to see a beige computer running OS X 10.4.4


You'll have to wait. With all the hoopla, the patches provided still don't make it possible to get to the welcome screen. Some folks can get to the gui, but that's it. A blue screen. That's a lot more than was possible before, they are hardly useless but much more will have to be done before it will be usable.

Obviously some will go to the trouble just for the cachet of OSX on beige, but it looks to be a terrible amount of effort.

The 10.4.5 update breaks the patches that are already out of course (that aren't even sufficient for use yet) since it updates the kernel, one of the components changed by the patch.

Patches of future updates may come faster now that Maxxuss has done it once, but that's only assuming Apple doesn't revamp things hard, like they may with 10.5.

Like I said before, hardly anyone is going to be able to get it going, and it will be just about impossible to keep up to date. No harm to Apple, fun for those who bother.

Says Maxxuss:
Here's the message from Apple buried in the OS' commpage:

Your karma check for today:
There once was was a user that whined
his existing OS was so blind,
he'd do better to pirate
an OS that ran great
but found his hardware declined.
Please don't steal Mac OS!
Really, that's way uncool.
(C) Apple Computer, Inc.


Amusing ;)

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RE[2]: Screenshots
by audun on Wed 15th Feb 2006 11:19 in reply to "RE: Screenshots"
audun Member since:
2005-07-13

Thank you for a great answer :o)

I'll be waiting for the screenshots. I don't plan to buy a copy of OS X to install on my DELL, so it'll just be for looking.

Maybe later I'll get one of those gorgeous laptops.. My old Toshiba satelite just got stolen..

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