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: Technically, it isn't OS X.
by Chreo on Wed 15th Feb 2006 10:33 UTC in reply to "Technically, it isn't OS X."
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Tho I have not looked into this one bit, you can't exactly say that Darwin is NOT part of MacOS X and since I'm guessing they used OpenDarwin that would make is VERY much Mac OS X in my view. That said without looking into the issue.

The OS *should* not talk to EFI, those parts should be in kernel/driver and could be translated/emulated to BIOS (tho EFI is coming soon to generic motherboards soon).

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