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Happy Valentines Day... from Maxxuss.

The hacking guru has announced preliminary patches for Apple's latest release of OS X for Intel, version 10.4.4. According to his website,

This is a preliminary release of my Patch Solution for the official Mac OS X on the Intel platform. Ultimately, it would allow you to run this Mac OS X release on a generic x86 computer (SSE2 required).

There's still a lot of work and documentation to do, like support for SSE2-only CPUs, a proper installation procedure and a PPF patch. However, if you like to play around, this will get you started.


The significance of this event can’t be overstated. While many users were able to run OSx86 on their PCs last summer, the general feeling was that Apple hadn’t implemented their final security solution. That much was true.

Onlookers have told us that the 10.4.4 is a serious step forward in security, utilizing many of the same technologies as the 10.4.1 and 10.4.3, as well as the obfuscated code that Apple filed a patent for a few months ago.Few expected this final version – or at least the version that shipped with the first Macintels – to be easy to hack.

What this means is that Apple’s best attempts to secure their OS have, ultimately, failed. For its best efforts, the company is unable to lock OS X to their hardware. Without doubt, this will have profound impacts on the company’s future as running OSx86 on a PC becomes less a hacker’s trick and more mainstream. When all it requires is the downloading of a DVD, that’s certainly the future we’re looking at.

This also opens a host of new questions for Apple, OS X, and the PC users who love it. Will this mark the beginning of Apple’s legal endeavors to keep OS X locked down? Will it persuade Steve Jobs that releasing his OS is an insanely great idea?

Time will tell. Things keep getting more exciting. Stay Tuned.

[Digg this Article]

Edit: The technical discussion thread is here!

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Woha !!!!!
And there it is !

Cool stuff from THE GURU again


1st post By the way

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Now that is a bit of good news. I wonder if Maxxuss will no turn his attention towards the prize for getting OSX and Windows XP dual booting on the new macs?

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WOW!!!! It´s Great!!!!! :o :) :D

We love you, MAX!!!! :)

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Whouhouuuuuu, Good work Maxxuss!!!!!

Keep it up, you'r a genius.

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For all the gnashing of teeth, and chomping at the bit from all of us in this and other forums - was there ever any real doubt? Maxxuss, Maxxuss, MAXXUSS! (Sounds like something from the crowds in Gladiator!)

Awesome job!

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fantastic! i wait soon patches to run on sse2!! maxxuss you are great!

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Maxxuss nice one there, this might persuade apple to release OSX for all x86 comps

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Damned MAXXUSS, YOU DID IT AGAIN!!
Is there anything you can't hack? I don't think so.
Great job, thanks.
Now, how does this crack work? Replace some files?
I'll take a look at his site.

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fantastic! i wait soon patches to run on sse2!! maxxuss you are great!


If you look at the patches closely there is a script called replace.sh, in there it actually says:

echo "Your CPU has no SSE2. This is the minimal requirement for this patch."
		returnAndExit

Looks like you may not have to wait!

Still need PAE and NX though!

I'm off to try and find a DL disc for less than silly money.....

Nick

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Great Job !

Apple should you offer a Mac for your work, as they did for top contributors :hysterical:

But do NOT FORGET your GIRLFRIEND today ! :guitar:

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Fantastic news and great work Maxxuss.
a true hacker at work, now if only maxxuss can hack the xbox 360 to allow home brew to run.

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I think we should hold off from thinking this is the best apple can do just yet. At the moment we are only cracking/hacking a system restore cd, not a retail product, which, they just may want to protect alot more ($$$)

Thats not to say that someone like maxxuss won't be able to beat that when it comes :hysterical:

cheers all, big smootches, happy valentines-day!!

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...Apple’s best attempts to secure their OS have, ultimately, failed. For its best efforts, the company is unable to lock OS X to their hardware.


best attempts? ultimate effort? can we ever be sure?

(one hundred and forty third germane post)

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Ladies and gentlemen, please sit back and enjoy your ride on Maxxuss Airlines. We expect a bit of turbulence but our captain assures us it will be a safe and wonderfull trip to 10.4.4 City.

Just got back from my date. yes even geeks have girlfriends too :hysterical:. It's nice to read this after not being on the computer overnight.

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Ladies and gentlemen, please sit back and enjoy your ride on Maxxuss Airlines. We expect a bit of turbulence but our captain assures us it will be a safe and wonderfull trip to 10.4.4 City.

LOL, indeed, thanks Maxxuss, looking forward to the ride :hysterical:

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Now if only the folks from MacVidia can get a kext out, and someone can figure out a way to get SATA working on nForce, I'll be one happy {censored}!

It sucks having to rely on my damned USB portable drive which is only 160gb, versus my internal sata drives, 2x120gb, 2x200gb respectively :guitar:

I don't like not having over half a terabyte sitting there unusable. And to switch to intel... That's just... *ugh* dirty. :hysterical:

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nice... but I am still holding out for nVidia drivers :-(

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I guess i am not the only one saying this but, great job maxxuss. Now lets hope we get it soon for sse2

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Best valentines day present ever.





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