Apple vs. Mac OS X Hackers

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    Yahoo news reports on hidden messages placed by Apple into Mac OS X for Intel to warn would-be hackers. The latest version of Mac OS X revealed a short poem:

    Apple confirmed that it had placed these messages into the Mac OS software hoping "it, and many other legal warnings, will remind people that they should not steal Mac OS X."

    It appears that that may not have been the only approach Apple may have taken, as a message on OSX86Project.org Forums indicates that they have been issued a DMCA violation notice:

    The OSX86Project.org and forums discussed methods/attempts to run Mac OS X on PC hardware.
     
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    Wow--poetry. Apple's really playing hardball!
     
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    Wow... talk about fast service! :eek: You have to love Apple's humor behind this. ;)
     
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    I think they pissed Steve off with their retort poem:

    In this spirit, we would like to humbly offer up our own poem to the developers of the “OS that ran great.”

    Rime of the Ancient Hacker
    There once was a hacker named Maxxuss
    who Steve did not think was a genius.
    But Steve pondered awhile,
    grabbed the phone with a smile,
    and said “Bill, there’s a thing to discuss…”

    Don't frack with the Steve™.
     
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    I'm surprised osx86project.org has lasted this long.It's about time imho.
     
  7. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    i don't get why people spend their lives writing viruses...

    don't they have something better to do?
     
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    I'm glad to see Apple remain light hearted about the subject. It's a true sign of supremacy over the traditional "YOU ARE VIOLATING SO-AND-SO AND WILL BE PERSECUTED, WRONGDOER!"
     
  9. Dr. Dastardly macrumors 65816

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    They would be stupid if they thought this wasn't going to happen to them eventually.

    Here comes the ****-Storm!
     
  10. 2nyRiggz macrumors 603

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    Some people suck. waste time making things to hurt people just to be a jackarse.


    Bless
     
  11. excalibur313 macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't about virus writing it is about hacking os x to do things it doesn't normally, like run on any x86 processor. I agree with you though...
     
  12. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    oh, i though this was partially in relation to the recent trojan...

    eh, oh well
     
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    No

    No!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I just started reading that site like 2 days ago. Interesting stuff.
     
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    I can't stop laughing. :D :D

    Steve Jobs is a genius.
     
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    I can't prove it or have any info but it's my opinion that a member over there wrote that "trojan"..
     
  16. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

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    I actually can not figure out why apple even bothered with this. A new site will pop up. People want osx on generic machines, some people find wrong in this, but that does not take away the demand.

    People want it and don't want to pay for it. It can not be stopped. This is simalar to the RIAA and there beef with file sharing, they can never stop it.
     
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    What would lead you to think that? I know you said you can't prove it but do you have anything at all that would make you believe that?
     
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    I've been following osx86project.org since they started up..

    Just a gut feeling.Like I said.It's just an opinion and I still have that right I hope..
     
  19. badmofo9000 macrumors regular

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    Yes you have the right, didn't mean to step on your toes there. I was just curious if you had anything to back it up. I too have been following there progress closely and I did not ever get the feeling that there was a malicious motive behind them(other that to "steal" intelectual property from Apple).
     
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    For a company, even Apple, to use religious terminology ('karma') is both presumptious and absurd. Notwithstanding the fact that this term (not its proper meaning tho') has been vulgarized across the net and elsewhere.

    I know Apple does it a lot, for example to defend exploitation by big label music companies. I think it's sickening.
     
  21. calebjohnston macrumors 68000

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    I think you need to not take things literally just to make some " I DON'T BELIEVE IN GOD" statement. Thanks.
     
  22. .Joel macrumors member

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    Damn simple solution to this, host the website overseas. [site name removed] do it, do the same thing with osx86 project.

    I like apple, but steve's policies are retarded some of the time.
     
  23. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    sickening?

    you think using the word(and thats what it is, a word), karma, is sickening?

    wow :rolleyes:
     
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    When they stole 10.4.3 1111a for the transition kit and installed it on peecee's with a standard bios they were all hooray!! look how easy it is!!..
    Then 10.4.4 came out and it stumped them with the programable efi.I'm quit sure some of the lurkers or even members got ticked off.That would be plenty motivation to try and strike back at Apple..
     
  25. lwood macrumors member

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    You obviously underestimate the ferocity of Apple's legal team, sir. :)
     

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