Apple Goes Intel...
trixter at oldskool.org
Wed Jun 8 14:26:27 CDT 2005
9000 VAX wrote:
> What they need to do is to add some Apple ID in the PROM and check the
> ID when booting OS/X. Then nobody can make a PC that can run OS/X.
That is so trivial to hack it's not funny. A better solution is what I wrote
earlier, something like public-key encryption where each copy of the OS shipped
was encrypted with a key stored in the PROM or something. And even then it
would take under a month to add layers to create decrypted versions of the OS.
My personal prediction is that we'll see copies of OS X that run on a normal PC
in less than a year after introduction. (Note I didn't say if those copies
would be legal or not.)
Jim Leonard (trixter at oldskool.org) http://www.oldskool.org/
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