The first Intel-based Macs haven't even been released yet and there's already hacked versions of it that bypass the protections to keep it running on Apple-only hardware. I love it. Apple should have released its OS on standard Intel hardware a long time ago. The fact that they didn't hurt the PC industry as Windows got more entrenched and the real choices narrowed for computer buyers -- both corporate and consumers. Sure, Apple could have still offered its cool hardware and there would have always been a segment of the population that would pay more for that. But they could have had a much more profound effect on the industry by adopting standard Intel hardware and becoming a serious OS player. Looks like they still aren't interested.
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