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Author: ArchiePelago Big gold star, 5000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 202016  
Subject: Re: News & Other Stuff: Post CES / Pre Macworld Date: 1/9/2006 6:35 PM
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The developer's version of OSX for Intel currently runs on existing hardware/motherboards.

True, if the person doing the hacking takes some files from an older version and mixes them in. Apple tamper proof code makes it harder with each release.

The question isn't whether it could be done, the question is whether (or how) Apple will stop it.<.I>

And the answer appears to be the hardware support for "Trusted Computing" that Intel are putting into the next generation of CPUs. The facility that is will also be used by Microsoft for Next Generation Secure Computing Base (aka Palladium).

Essentially it's a very secure form of DRM that can't be tackled with mod chips or by clone makers because the hardware support is internal to the CPU.

Just because the development versions of Intel OSX has been hackable to run on PCs doesn't mean the proper release version will be. The release version won't have to run on those PC development machines, just real new Intel Macs.
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