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  1. pinchio, the post you replied to is over 2 years old. It is not likely you will get a response. It has been over 2 years since wesley posted anything at all.
  2. No, it's not. I can't believe there are this many stupid people in the world.
  3. And then we have you reading "between the lines" because it's the only way you can rationalize away that perhaps it's you who hold to naive legal theories in a fantasy world where people who sell stuff can control - for always and forever - what a buyer may do with the products they sell. In this fantasy world the object of one's affection - Apple - can put whatever they want in a so-called license agreement and everyone MUST OBEY what it says, because Apple says so. Period. And if the actual law seems to say otherwise, why, then it's a generational thing. How DARE those people think they have any kind of freedom or rights? You're pathetic. But I think you know that already.
  4. Start reading the threads. You can't expect to come on here and just have things handed to you.
  5. Search has been broken for several months so you'll have to go page-by-page and scan the topics manually. Also, this is not the right forum for asking questions about compatibility. You might try the "Buying Advice" forum.
  6. That's the best you can come up with? An article that's 3 years old? If something is happening "frequently" I would think one could find some examples a little more recent than 3 years ago. False. Software makers CLAIM they license their software. That doesn't make it automatically true. Especially when you pay BEFORE being shown the EULA and you pay SALES tax on it, and usually cannot return it to the place of purchase for a refund. I agree that breaking a EULA is not a criminal act. In most cases it's not a breach of contract, either, because the way the sale is handled do not bring into force any contractual relationship whatsoever. If you were shown the EULA beforehand - and told you had to agree with it ahead of time before they would sell it to you - then you could make a case for a contractual agreement. That's done a lot at websites where you have to read something and agree to it BEFORE you can download some software. Not. That's the key issue - they DO force you agree to the EULA. That's the exact thing that makes them invalid in a retail transaction. You cannot impose additional terms on someone AFTER they have upheld their end of the bargain. I dare anyone to find centuries of legal doctrines where one party can turn to the other - after the contract has been made - and tell them, "Oh, by the way, you also agree to 10 other things we didn't discuss. Here's the list. See ya'." I don't like most car analogies, either but they always spring to mind. Anyway, you're entitled to your opinion, Tom, but not your own facts. At least you tried to make a coherent argument.
  7. That's nice. Too bad this isn't the right forum for asking about compatibility issues.
  8. Contribute for driver development?

    Hagar is absolutely right. These things always end in disaster. The best you can hope for is a "level of effort" on the part of a programmer or project team, but there are no guarantees anything will ever be delivered that meets your expectations. The same is true on the developer's end. There are no guarantees that he will be compensated in any way for putting in long hours of programming if he takes on a project like a device driver with no agreement up-front. In a larger community - like Linux - I can donate several months of my spare time working on a driver and I know, in the end, I will get the benefits of somebody ELSE working on another totally different driver down the road. So I gladly donate my time because I know I will get something back (even if it's not money). In the OSX space there simply aren't enough qualified programmers interested in writing device drivers. There's virtually no incentive to do it. 100,000 people want something and when the 500 people capable of making it say they want to get paid for it they get treated like they have the plague. Too many takers and not enough givers. My hat's off to those who donate to the ongoing projects. If the number of donors went up a hundred-fold then maybe some of this stuff would get done.
  9. But was that with a JMicron controller? One impression you get reading these forums is that you should avoid JMicron if at all possible. You can make it work, but it's a lot easier if you don't have one in the first place. I seem to remeber booting from a device (HD or DVD) connected through a JMicron controller chip doesn't work if it's set to AHCI mode. If I'm wrong maybe someone else will jump in and correct me.
  10. I have one that works great with XP and Linux. Haven't tested it with OSX. What's the SATA setting in the BIOS? AHCI or IDE (sometimes called "compatibility mode")? It should work OK on OSX in IDE/compatibility mode but ideally you want to run it in AHCI mode. Depends on the OS device driver.
  11. Hahahahahahaha! That's one of the most ignorant statements I have ever read on the internet. In fact, they are no such thing. You should read up some time on the elements that go into making what the law considers to be a contract. You don't have to be a lawyer or even go to law school to understand the basics. Here's a hint for you because you like to blather instead of educating yourself: A EULA is not a contract. At best it's a "License Agreement", and at worst it's a meaningless attempt on somebody's part to convince you that you have no say in the matter. I repeat....
  12. Wireless PCI device help.

    Is that a PCI card? The RaLink PCI drivers for Leopard that you get from their websites are broken. They've been broken since they were released 6 months ago. There is no known fix at this time.
  13. Those nForce boards are bad with networking. Try completely disabling the adapters one at a time and see what happens. Don't just turn them "off" in the system preferences, completely disable them by moving the kexts out from /System/Library/Extensions. You can move them back later after you evaluate the results. Start with the nForce LAN kext.
  14. Developing WiFi Driver for OS X

    What open source driver are you talking about? OSX inherits a lot of its network guts from FreeBSD. That's where you should be looking. There is virtually no Linux code involved at all in any OSX driver.
  15. You DON'T know what the EULA is before you purchase it, that's the whole point behind why EULAs are invalid! You can't impose contractual agreement on someone AFTER they paid their money. That's EXACTLY the point. There is a reason for the EULA, but whether or not it's binding has never been tested in court. If you think all EULAs are valid then you are like a sheep who believes everything he hears.