Finally, the OS x86 Project website has returned to life. (http://www.osx86project.org) Thanks to the efforts of great hackers like Maxxuxx and forum members like JaS, many geeks and newbies are running highly useable versions of Mac OS X on their laptops and PCs. In the past, I have observed that whenever apple serves a website or a company with a DMCA violation notice, that sounded the death knell for the company. Very rarely any of them bounced back. But not os x86 project.
The truth is, for several months now, this website and its associated forum and wiki have been serving as a great test bed for Apple’s intel OS X. So many bugs were reported and work-arounds were published by the forum members and I have no doubt that Apple benefited a lot from these sources of info. It is very apparent that the DMCA violation notices were served only after Mac OS X86 came out of beta.
BTW, in this age of internet were you can even host a website from Antartica, Apple’s efforts may prove futile if the number of new win2osx.net-like websites that have cropped up in the last few days are any indication. For a list of these websites, please go to hacker-par-excellence Maxxuss website at http://maxxuss.hotbox.ru.
Well, I do not condone piracy and will never upgrade to the hacked version of OS X 10.4.4. (I am still running 10.4.3 8F1111a build, which was the last developer build publicly available) or above until Steve releases a retail versio of OS X. (Which I don’t see coming. I am waiting for the new iteration of mac mini to come.)