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Maxxuss has disappeared. The sites he once updated with patches and materials are either outdated or offline. He has not visited our forum since March 18th. Letters are left unresponsive. It seems the man who was rapidly building his name as one of our time's most notorious hackers is simply gone.

So what happened? There have been several times in the past when he has been dormant or otherwise quiet – in these cases, we haven’t reported on it since it is normal for there to be a lull in the action. Sensationalism is something we try to keep to a minimum.

But this is more than an extended vacation. OS X 10.4.6 has come and gone… yet no word from the once-resident OSx86 hacker. Indeed, others have now taken his place in releasing patches for the new builds.

There are a few possibilities. It’s conceivable (although somewhat unlikely) that he simply decided to leave the hacking of OS X on PCs to others. He also could have been hired by Apple. Or sued. Or jailed.

What’s most surprising is that we have heard nothing in so long. Granted, hiring and arresting are both good reasons to break communications, but the whole situation is somewhat odd. We haven’t even heard anything about his other hacking exploits, like we did when he broke the Skype-Intel collusion.

So wither Maxxuss? Who knows. He is a sterling example of a controversial figure – a Robin Hood loved by many and hated by some.

While the debate about your work rages on, Maxxuss, here’s hoping this article finds you well.

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Maxxuss has disappeared. The sites he once updated with patches and materials are either outdated or offline. He has not visited our forum since March 18th. Letters are left unresponsive. It seems the man who was rapidly building his name as one of our time's most notorious hackers is simply gone.

So what happened? There have been several times in the past when he has been dormant or otherwise quiet – in these cases, we haven’t reported on it since it is normal for there to be a lull in the action. Sensationalism is something we try to keep to a minimum.

But this is more than an extended vacation. OS X 10.4.6 has come and gone… yet no word from the once-resident OSx86 hacker. Indeed, others have now taken his place in releasing patches for the new builds.

There are a few possibilities. It’s conceivable (although somewhat unlikely) that he simply decided to leave the hacking of OS X on PCs to others. He also could have been hired by Apple. Or sued. Or jailed.

What’s most surprising is that we have heard nothing in so long. Granted, hiring and arresting are both good reasons to break communications, but the whole situation is somewhat odd. We haven’t even heard anything about his other hacking exploits, like we did when he broke the Skype-Intel collusion.

So wither Maxxuss? Who knows. He is a sterling example of a controversial figure – a Robin Hood loved by many and hated by some.

While the debate about your work rages on, Maxxuss, here’s hoping this article finds you well.


Amen... :angel:

Thanks for your hard work Maxxuss...

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Yes, where is he? I hope that's still alive and in freedom. I hope that he has only decided to disappear from OSX86 scenario for sometime.
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Well he isn't american so he's free and fine for sure

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Well he isn't american so he's free and fine for sure


Ah ah, you mean he's not american so he is in good mental health ^^

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Yes, where is he? I hope that's still alive and in freedom. I hope that he has only decided to disappear from OSX86 scenario for sometime.
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Took the words right out of my mouth. I hope he is safe and fine. :angel:

Edit: Hurray! 100th post!

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i hope he is not in jail or being sued

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I'm pretty sure he's fine and well! Probably on vacation in the Bahamas sipping on those pina coladas and well :censored2: get the idea!!

I just hope I'm right and he's well...

Viva La Maxxuss!!! :D

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Maxxuss have just changed her nick.

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maxxuss shold be fine and must be in holland right now

probably just lose interest with osx86 ..etc

anyway this community is not dead , and osx will not stop at "10.4.6" there new thinks cooking around

time will show

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I am thinking he has done his part, things work great and he has passed the batton on to others.

I just wish he came arount to chat, but maybe he was getting to many people bugging him.

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Maxxuss have just changed her nick.

Torv



What do you mean by this?? :D

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The Pirate Bay has a torrent for a 10.4.5/6 combined update DVD that seems to have been created by Maxxuss.

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He also could have been hired by Apple.

That's what I think (I think that he was an Apple engineer since the begining)

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Ah ah, you mean he's not american so he is in good mental health ^^



Hey now! We resemble that remark. He he :P


Spanish, basketing weaving, rice and beans eating native american. That's PC for ya.

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I also belive that.

In my opinion, if Apple doesnt want OSX86 running on PC, it wouldn't run anyway, they have an entire control on the hardware who is meant to run OSX86, they could add all the security they want... But they didn't.

Maxxus was only here to launch the process, to give faith to the community.

We all know that a lot of OSX 86 on PC users, will switch for an Intel Apple one day or another, Apple know it. That's why they release Boot Camp to break the last frontier, now for users it's just a matter of money.

The OSX86 project is the best advertissement for Apple I have seen since : "Think Different !".

As a system administrator, this website permit me to earn easily OSX86 skills. Now, I'm not worry anymore about switching our old PC for new Intel Mac.

To conclude, my belive is that Maxxus is an Apple ingeneer and he has the agreement of Apple to release all the patch he has done.

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Maybe he felt like he was making too big of a commotion. Maybe he's been around the entire time... Who knows. I do hope however he returns to the scene, as I'm sure no one really wants to lose one of the founding fathers of this amazing project.

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Wherever he is, I hope he's doing OK! This guys a genius, I don't think he has nothing to do with Apple(Apple employee or else).

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In my opinion, if Apple doesnt want OSX86 running on PC, it wouldn't run anyway, they have an entire control on the hardware who is meant to run OSX86, they could add all the security they want... But they didn't.


Yeah, that's why Apple updates keep breaking the patched versions out there, forcing those to create another fix which will be broken by the next update, right?

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I do not beleive Maxxuss was ever an Apple employee, or that his patches were encouraged by Apple.

But I do hope he is safe and well. :P





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