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Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Hackers have managed to crack Mac OS X for Intel to make it work on non-approved PC hardware.
Macbidouille has even published a video clip showing the exploit.
Hackers successfully managed to make the OS run on a PC notebook Mitac 8050D, which employs an Intel Pentium processor.
The video shows that Apple’s OS starts up very fast on such systems. The website writes: “We can see the "About this Mac" panel, Apple System Profiler and CHUD prefpane showing information on the processor (frequency, cache and more).”
Move over rover, let Apple take over
In a recent opinion piece, columnist John Dvorak speculated that Apple may be trying to keep OS X off standard PC systems in order to prevent raising the level of competition with Microsoft; keep diehard Mac users happy, and to allow Apple to pretend to fight the OS getting out in the wild.
That last move would let the company say: "There was nothing we could do. This is the OS that people apparently want and need.”
Dvorak speculates that Apple will then announce a packaged, supported and tested product designed to run Mac OS X on a variety of PC systems, including older machines that are not supported by Windows Vista.
This, he speculates, would also be cheaper to buy than Vista.