August 17, 2005

More about running Mac OS X on regular PCs

Now the hacked version of OSx86 is running on Dell laptops and other PCs with Intel and AMD microprocessors.


The hackers suspect Apple wanted to demonstrate the weaknesses of TPM security, and may have plans to license its operating system to PC makers eventually.

"Perhaps Steve Jobs wants to be able to tell Apple shareholders, 'Hey, I tried,' before he licenses the operating system (to other manufacturers)," said Mashugly.

It seems like getting around the TPM wasn't that hard, according to a hacker nicknamed "parch," who said, "Apple could have made the lock heavier."

Posted by jackhodgson at August 17, 2005 11:55 AM