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Predicting the Future




Since the release of the Intel capable Mac OS X 10.4.4 hackers and computer geeks have been busy cracking the operating system onto PCs, and have been mildly successful. What apple doesn’t want you to know, however, is that the new intel based Macintosh computers are, in fact, normal PCs. Why is it, then, that Apple has significantly reduced the security of the TPM? Why is that with little programming Mac OS X works almost seamlessly on any machine previously reserved for running Windows? Analysts and “experts” say that it is merely a fluke, and that Apple wishes to keep Mac OS X on Macs alone, but this can’t be possibly true. Though a corporate body, Apple is not stupid.

The infamous OSx86 project was predicted, though not to exact details, by Apple, and knew what would happen when they released their Developer Kits to members of ADC. Why is it that the kits were priced at merely $999, which at the time of the release was cheaper than any Mac on the market? Apple wanted their new gem pirated. The constant battling between contributors to the OSx86 project and Apple computers, has kept both on their toes. The constant Mac cracks exposed security holes and weaknesses in the architecture that the folks at Apple didn’t spot, helping make the Mac OS X operating system better. Whether they have tried to or not, those helping the OSx86 cause have helped make the OS better, not just for themselves.

Those working on the project have programmed line after line of code trying to get the OS to work on the PC, and have done it, eliminating the work of the programmers at Apple Computer. Providing the crack free all over the internet has given Apple a pretty much open source relationship with Mac OS X use on a PC. Running Windows on a Mac is only the beginning; the days of the old rivalry of Mac vs. Windows are upon us once again.

The only thing stopping Apple Computers from distributing their new Mac OS X as a universal program is a pretty big loss, hardware. If Apple decides to make the new “Mac OS X – Universal” why would one need to be buying Apple hardware anymore? Mac hardware is expensive and though trendy and sleek looking, money matters most. Hence the TPM. The TPM provides a temporary stopper for mainstream OS X use on other machines. The days, however, are getting close, when buying your machine from Apple will be more beneficial. While the price of a Mac is becoming significantly lower, the power of the operating system and the seamless relationship between software and core-ware is skyrocketing. Soon, the decision won’t be to buy a Mac or a PC, but whether to install Windows or Mac OS X on your Mac.

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