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]: Geez... I give up!
by DeadFishMan on Wed 15th Feb 2006 12:04 UTC in reply to "RE: Geez... I give up!"
DeadFishMan
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2006-01-09

Thom,

I understand your point. Really. I know that you can't stand the idea of going against the terms of the agreement that you signed and I fully support that as I also do my best to fullfill all of my commitments.

But I think that I speak on behalf of many here when I say that, when we say that there's nothing wrong in this particular case, it is because nobody's gonna be prejudiced. You, as a consumer, is using the product the way that best fit your needs (or desires). The vendor gets his money, no complaints and possibly a happy customer that could come back later to purchase the real thing.

We don't see it as something ethically wrong. At least, not to the same degree that some people have implied on this thread comparing the enthusiasts willing to pull it to thieves, pirates, rapers and God-knows-what-else.

Nobody is doing this because the law ensures that he or she can do it, but if that's what it takes to uphold our rights, then we'll most likely pursue that route.

However, it doesn't really matter that much to me as I don't even own any Apple product and don't intend to do it on the foreseeable future unless they change their prices[1] to something more realistic outside the USA boundaries, even if I love their OS. I said what I said because that's is what I believe is right.

[1] I could buy a reasonable powerful x86 gaming rig with the amount of money that they charge for an iPod Nano here. Please don't get me started on the PowerMacs prices...

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