New Forum Area

Discussion in 'Site and Forum Feedback' started by nomar383, Jul 7, 2008.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. nomar383 macrumors 65816

    nomar383

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Location:
    Rexburg, ID
    #1
    I would like to make a suggestion that a new "Hackintosh" Forum be developed. I understand that people could use insanelymac.com of course, but I think a lot of users have built these systems and would love to share their experiences and help new users. This site has a large user base and is a great community for anything mac related. If there is a need for a moderator for a new forum such as this, I would be willing to help.
     
  2. italiano40 macrumors 65816

    italiano40

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2007
    Location:
    NY
    #2
    Hackintoshs are illegal and if you read the TOS, it shouldn't be discussed here
     
  3. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Location:
    Rexburg, ID
    #3
    Illegal in terms of possibly violating a EULA who's own legitimacy is in question anyways? Buying the parts is all legal, and explaining how to put them together is too. The software installation is the only question really and can be refered to another site to avoid any legal issues.

    I am picturing more of a showcase of already built, or in progress hackintoshes. With some hardware and mod help on the side.
     
  4. macEfan macrumors 65816

    macEfan

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2005
    Location:
    Forbidden, you do not have access to that server
    #4
    I am guessing MacRumors will not agree to starting a Hackintosh Forum. They are trying to stay on Apple's good side. As it is, Apple already doesn't really like rumors that may be true floating around the internet. Duscussion of running OS X on a PC could possibly get MacRumors into legal trouble because this site has grown so large over the past year. If you really want to discuss the Hackintosh, there are plenty of other sites online that can assist you.
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    #5
    Several great Hackintosh sites ... why not use them?
     
  6. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Location:
    Rexburg, ID
    #6
    Like I mentioned, I only bring this up because I like this community. However, the comment about this site staying on the up and up with Apple makes sense. Well it was only a thought
     
  7. MacDawg macrumors P6

    MacDawg

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2004
    Location:
    "Between the Hedges"
    #7
    MR has demonstrated in the past there is no appetite for this among the leadership

    I would doubt it would get much support from arn or the other "gods" now

    Woof, Woof - Dawg [​IMG]
     
  8. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

    TheAnswer

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2002
    Location:
    Orange County, CA
    #8
    As you stated, the software installation violates the EULA. While your suggestion for this was that the forum here be for the hardware side of Hackintosh projects only, I have a feeling that trying to keep discussion on the software installs out of the forum would create too much work for the mods.
     
  9. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2008
    #9
    I'm going to guess that this just isn't going to happen, sorry.:(
     
  10. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Location:
    Rexburg, ID
    #10
    Yeah, I kinda already figured that, but it was worth a shot
     
  11. rdowns macrumors Penryn

    rdowns

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2003
  12. nomar383 thread starter macrumors 65816

    nomar383

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2008
    Location:
    Rexburg, ID
    #12
    Will a mod just delete this thread? I have a feeling I'll get a million more "thumbs down" when I already understand lol
     
  13. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2004
    Location:
    Bergen, Norway
    #13
    Delete? Nah...

    Close it, then, you say? No problem... ;)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page