“We’ve received some information regarding Apple’s newest portable, the MacBook Pro, and with it a hidden message for would-be hackers,” OSx86 Project reports. “We were made privy to a text dump from the System Profiler of one of the new MacBooks and, naturally, couldn’t wait to sort through its contents. What we didn’t expect to see was a warning from Apple to those that would hack OS X, presumably to those wanting it to run on beige-box PCs:”
materials from unauthorized copying and use. You may not copy, modify,
reverse engineer, publicly display, publicly perform, sublicense,
transfer or redistribute this file, in whole or in part. If you have
obtained a copy of this Apple software and do not have a valid license
from Apple Computer to use it, please immediately destroy or delete it
from your computer.
OSx86 Project writes, “The most interesting part of this message? Its placement, found in /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext
Despite being a lighthearted jab at hackers, it seems that Apple is taking the pirating of the new OSx86 seriously, since the same kext is not found in the PPC version of 10.4.4.”
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