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18 January 2006

OS X on Intel... Any Intel

What now?
 

Apparently the new Mac OS X for Intel, really intended for the new Intel processor based Macs, is being run on "any brand" PC hardware. There is a mention on Wired News called Mac Hacks Allow OS X on PCs. And right now I got asked a support question on irc from someone playing around with it. (Yes, this implies that the person is actually using it, it's running.)

What will be the implications of this? For the high income countries I think Apple will loose only very few sales because of this. It's just not the same as buying supported hardware and software. But the lower the incomes go, the higher the chances that lousy hardware will replace Apple stuff and rippoff copies will replace original software CDs. It's a showing sign that a page for the necessary patches to get this going is in Russia.

Personally, if I was to own hardware with Intel processors (appart from Apple stuff), I would choose to run with OpenBSD. But even for Apple hardware, for my own, personal taste, Intel processors are just so un-sexy. I think this whole development is just sad, another part of diversity going down the drain.


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OsX on bog-standard hardware


I spotted the following on Sascha's blog:

ch-athens:
OS X on Intel... Any Intel
What now?

Apparently the new Mac OS X for Intel, really intended for the new Intel processor based Macs, is being run on “any brand” PC hardware. There is a ...

Read the linking post here: Blog name at January 20,2006 19:15
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