Language Selection

English French German Italian Portuguese Spanish

Hackers bring OS X Intel to PCs - video

Filed under
Mac

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.

Source.

More in Tux Machines

Red Hat News

Fedora: The Latest

  • Korora 22 Flash Update
    As we announced when Korora 22 was released, Adobe Flash is no longer included by default.
  • Fedora repository for Doom stuff: Zandronum, Doomseeker, CnDoom
    I had a bit of free time over the last few days, and looked at the current state of the art for Doom on Linux. The awesome Rahul Sundaram has been looking after several Doom-related packages for a while – including the Chocolate Doom package – but there are some things that seem to be commonly used these days that we didn’t have packaged. So I packaged them up, and put them in a new repository!
  • CUDA 7.0 enabled programs for Fedora 22
    I’ve udpated the CUDA version in the Fedora 22 Nvidia repository, it now contains CUDA 7.0.28 along with the cuFFT 7.0.35 patch. Note that from this version, CUDA is x86_64 bit compatible only, so there are no more i386 packages. There is still the cudart library available for 32 bit, but I don’t think it’s worth packaging.
  • Secure Boot — Fedora, RHEL, and Shim Upstream Maintenance: Government Involvement or Lack Thereof
    Note that there are parts of this chain I’m not a part of, and obviously linux distributions I’m not involved in that support Secure Boot. I encourage other maintainers to offer similar statements for their respective involvement.
  • Remi repository is changing
    The "remi" repository exists for > 10 years, it have changed a lot, and some recent changes worth to be explained.

Android Leftovers

Leftovers: OSS