Hackintoshes require special modifications, both in software and hardware, and the discussion of such modifications happens already in the appropriate forums. Such forums are:Would like to know if it's have any Hackintosh section in the forum? I didn,t found one.
They really ought to. Knowing the mods, they'll shy away from it because Apple deems it in violation of the EULA. Still though, there are a lot of people on here who do it and a lot of people on here who want to talk about it.Would like to know if it's have any Hackintosh section in the forum? I didn,t found one.
This is a very good explanation as to why we don't have a section for this. There are other sites with more resources for it and, more importantly, it is a violation of Apple's SLA and posting about it on MacRumors would be a violation of our rules as well.Are you really sure about that? I see a very small amount of threads overall on the subject and most of the traffic gets advised to go to the speciality sites mentioned above in this post. Those sites can do a much better job addressing a topic that is very controversial.
Not to mention that I doubt that Arn or the other sites want to deal with the potential of dealing with the subject in an objective and legal way since there is no real way to do it legally (it only can be done by violating the SLA of Mac OS X) and the debates on the subject tend to get very little progress (and most importantly dont require a whole dedicated sub forum).
But honestly, I doubt there is enough interest to sustain a dedicated to to the subject, and the context is such that I doubt that Arn wants to be seen as endorsing or encouraging such a task anyhow.
that seems a little simple. Insanelymac and Tonymacx86 are bore-sighted on the Hackintosh scene with dozens of forums of their own. Here, try asking about installing a 10.8.1 kext to get sound working for your GAz87 motherboard with Realtek ALC889a sound codec and see how far that goes.I'd rather have hackintosh section here at MR, than going somewhere else for it. How about?
But there is a section on Jailbreaking and iOS hacks which would run afoul of the same rules. So I would think the better reason is just that Arn doesn't think there is enough interest.This is a very good explanation as to why we don't have a section for this. There are other sites with more resources for it and, more importantly, it is a violation of Apple's SLA and posting about it on MacRumors would be a violation of our rules as well.
Hackintosh threads are permitted here at MacRumors. The OP and some other members were looking for a dedicated forum for such discussions. As it stands, there's only been a handful of discussions spread across the OS X and hardware forums. Most of the time, respondents point the OP to tonymacx86 and InsanelyMacHackintoshes are not Apple approved hence no threads.
Jailbreaking isn't Apple approved yet there is a whole section dedicated to it here.Hackintoshes are not Apple approved hence no threads. Likewise talk about anti-copying software circumvention and the like. Common sense, really. Not a big deal; just accept this isn't the place for such discussions and move on.
I think the one difference here, is that at least with Jailbreaking, you're buying Apple hardware. Apple has already made their money (sure they won't get a cut of software if you use another App store, but there is no guarantee an owner of an iOS device would buy any apps). Further Jailbreaking is currently considered legal.Jailbreaking isn't Apple approved yet there is a whole section dedicated to it here.