has apple stopped the osx on new macs running on pcs

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macmadant, Jan 16, 2006.

  1. Macmadant macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    #1
    i hope they have, it breaks my heart to see a dell running osx (or any other non-mac hardware to be hounest):confused: :confused: :confused:
     
  2. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Location:
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    #3
    there is. harware and firmware wise
     
  4. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #4
    heh...that was the issue with the current version...you see how long it took to work around that. No matter how they try to stop it, in the end, someone will figure out a work-around.
     
  5. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Location:
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    #7
    ive heard that about viruses for years
     
  7. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #8
    Are you agreeing? :confused:
     
  8. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2005
    Location:
    A religiously oppressed state
    #9
    I think what he is saying is people have always been saying that there is going to be a virus written for OS X but one has never been made.
     
  9. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Location:
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    #10
    nope - im disagreeing :)
     
  10. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #11
    Umm, I'm not sure why...but alright...

    Anyways...OS X on x86 continues.
     
  11. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Location:
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    #12
    Your a windows user arent you?

    osx is on a few pc boxes - but only the crapiest developers version. wether the true osx gets on to pc boxes remains to be seen
     
  12. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #13
    Oh yea, I'm sure it's only a handful of folks out there. It is of no interest to anyone other than techies I'm sure. I like the OS, so that was motivation enough for me. It is the full version though...no crappy about it.

    I'm a dual user :D
     
  13. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Location:
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    #14
    so are you sayoing you have cracked a full version of osx? 10.4.4

    or the developer version - which is crap and easy to crack?

    eitherway what your doing is illegal.
     
  14. EricNau Moderator emeritus

    EricNau

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    #15
    I don't think it will be possible, at least not for a long time.
     
  15. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #16
    Developer's version was 10.4.1

    Current one out there is 10.4.3, although 10.4.4 might be, I haven't searched.
     
  16. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #17
    current Intel version is 10.4.4 for the new MacTels
    Last version was 10.4.3 for Developer Kit Only..
     
  17. branana macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    #18
    I am running OSX 10.4.3 on a nForce 3, Athlon 64 3500+ computer with 1 gig ram. I have the latest itunes/quicktime unibins, VLC unibin, adium unibin. I do not notice anything different. Rosetta works fine, much faster in emulation than Office runs on my G4.
     
  18. Peace macrumors P6

    Peace

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2005
    Location:
    Space--The ONLY Frontier
    #19

    There's one thing you dont have..
    EFI
     
  19. branana macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2006
    #20
    http://www.intel.com/products/motherboard/d915pdt/
    Boards like that based on 915 and 945 chipsets are already purchasable in your local store. Put in a 3.2ghz Pentium D, and it's ready to go.
     
  20. asherman13 macrumors 6502a

    asherman13

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2005
    Location:
    SF Bay Area, CA
    #21
    i think that that's more about the fact that there are very, very few mac users who would actually want to write viruses; we're only 5% (newsweek's interview with sj), and almost all of us don't want our macs to be disabled.

    they could specify somewhere in the soft/firmware that the os that'll be available in stores will only run on certain configurations. besides, there isn't a reason for them to sell the x86 verson of the os until 10.5, since all new intel macs will ship with it, and they wouldn't want anybody to be using it on anything but the new intel macs.
     
  21. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2005
    Location:
    Pittsburgh, PA
    #22
    what are you guys talking about? It won't be hard to install OSX on an x86 platform. It'll be like installing windows on a PC! Same basic idea, same basic type of install, same damn platform. It won't be hard to install OSX on a PC.
     
  22. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2002
    Location:
    New Zealand
    #23
    Windows doesn't have checks to ensure that it's running on Apple hardware.
     
  23. Airforce macrumors 6502a

    Airforce

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2006
    #24
    When 10.4.4 is hacked, no doubt about that. It is that way with 10.4.3. It is just a matter of burning it to a DVD and starting up the computer.
     
  24. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

    BakedBeans

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Location:
    What's Your Favorite Posish
    #25
    What is it with people who think they know everything and dont really know anything at all

    5% sounds small doesnt it - except when you count the 70% us educational market and the 80% creative pro market. and that there are multi millions of mac users.
     

Share This Page