Thursday, August 18, 2005

Apple's OSX on Non-Apple Hardware & Security

Recently, Apple's OSX operating system was hacked and modified to run on non-Apple PC's. There are numerous sites posting instructions on how to install it on a regular PC natively. If Apple's operating system is being hacked before it's even publicly released, what kind of security issues will Apple face in the future? One tech journalist even went so far as to say that the release of OSX into the wild could be a smart move for Apple, and eventually position them more competitively for desktop dominance. The word on the street is that OSX is running faster on Intel boxes than on other hardware, including Apple computers! While there is still much development to come out of OSX, it will no doubt be interesting to see how Apple deals with securing the operating system and if it will ever be officially released for non-Apple computers.

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