Intel OSX 10.4.4 cracked already

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  1. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    No biggie.

    "True security" will be implemented in 10.5.

    10.4.x being cracked.. well it's just a stopgap to leap from the IBM ship early.
     
  2. cnakeitaro macrumors 6502

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    aren't all versions of MacOS on PC's emulated anyways? They don't get real performance like we do.
     
  3. emw macrumors G4

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    Dammit. Why can't they direct all of this energy into getting Windows to run on my MBP? Then I can completely abandon my PC. Running OSX on my Dell is not that exciting.
     
  4. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Vista should work straight way, just wait till then, if you can:p . two new operating systems to play with!
     
  5. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    bunch of ****ing nerds; just intentionally ruining a companies hard work. If they wanted OS X on a non-apple machine, they would have worked with other companies to make it so.
     
  6. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502

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    Apparently there's one guy who goes by Maxxuss that figures this stuff out. He must be pretty good :cool:
     
  8. Applespider macrumors G4

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    While there are geeks out there who will jump for joy and start installing OS X, I suspect the majority of consumers will ignore this.

    Part of the beauty of OS X for me is that I know it will work with my hardware. I don't want to spend hours making it work; I don't want to spend days trying to figure out why something has stopped working after an update. What I do on my Mac (or my work PC) isn't about tinkering with the OS, it's about using it to get other stuff done - and I suspect the majority of consumers (non-geek) are the same.

    Those installing OS X on other hardware probably aren't Apple's key market for new Macs in the first place. If it makes people curious to try it who otherwise wouldn't have gone near a Mac, it will probably be a good thing.
     
  9. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    You are so right. The problem is that the majority of consumers have no idea they can just get other stuff done. They're so conditioned into having to deal with all the crap that goes with running Windows on a PC :( If only they knew...
     
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  11. johnnybluejeans macrumors 6502

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    Did you miss the switch to Intel? The copies of OSX running on PCs is the same OSX running on my iMac Core Duo.
     
  12. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    Isn't VMWare required to run the hack? Sounds like emulation to me :cool:

    Like an emulator, VMware Workstation provides a completely virtualized set of hardware to the guest operating system...
     
  13. vniow macrumors G4

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    Nope.
     
  14. Cooknn macrumors 68020

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    DOH! Well, that's news to me. Thanks for that info h4ck3r ch1ck :eek:
     
  15. AJBMatrix macrumors 6502

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  16. vniow macrumors G4

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    No.


    No.

    Partially true.


    It must be a small community that keeps up on this sort of thing because the vast majority of even Mac users are clueless on how exactly these hacks/patches work.
     
  17. ZildjianKX macrumors 68000

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    This is sad, but I've been hoping the MacBook Pros use the same wifi card that most Centrino laptops have. I'd love to dual boot OS X on my thinkpad, but the driver support just hasn't been there (sucks not being able to use WiFi or OpenGL). Heck, even if my X300 videocard was supported, I might buy a supported PCMCIA wifi card just to run OS X.

    Of course, I've spent thousands on macs and don't plan to buy another mac for a couple more years, just would like to run OS X on every computer I have :)
     
  18. Daedalus256 macrumors 6502

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    Guys, you have to understand that when people want something, they're going to do it.

    These hackers aren't like some small time dudes, they're big names in the underground. This isn't in the least bit surprisingly and to be honest I don't think I'd mind running OSX on my Gaming Rig :)
     
  19. Macmadant thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The dirty evil robbing bas****:mad: it makes me sick
     
  20. dblissmn macrumors regular

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    To the earlier poster concerned about the macbook wireless card -- it runs 802.11a, in addition to b and g, so I would not be surprised if it is indeed the Centrino-compliant chip.

    As far as hacking is concerned, I think basically it is a good thing if it gets more developers, or potential future developers, or simply potential future consumers with a love of computing, familiar with the Mac platform and supportive of it. The switch to a UNIX-based operating system that has come with jettisoning Classic and moving to OS X has brought a lot of new people in, and this is how platforms get reinvigorated. I certainly don't think it is a threat to Apple's hardware sales given the complexities involved and the fact that the hacking required is enough to deter ordinary consumers like me . . . I think it ultimately drives software sales and software development, using as an engine people who otherwise wouldn't be doing much for the Mac at all. And for those who regard it as piracy, remember that OSX86 isn't about illegally copying software, it is about getting legally purchased software to run on something that was, until now, shutting it out.
     
  21. Xephian macrumors 6502a

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    This can be good for people like me who have a Mac and a PC.
     
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