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Jobs on Intel Macs, OS X, product secrecy

updated 10:20 am EDT, Tue September 20, 2005

Jobs on Intel

Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the company's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing Phil Schiller this morning held an open discussion with European media, according to Macworld UK. Jobs confirmed the company was "on track" to have .

by MacNN Staff





  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969


    buy Mac OS X for my PC

    So, if I were to buy a copy of Mac OS X for my home PC—that wouldn't be stealing, now would it? I think I'm gonna give it a try :D

  1. rtamesis

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Waste of time and money

    SJ said that Apple is going to make sure that you will not be able to install it in your PC when it officially comes out next June, so in effect you will be throwing away your money. Even if you get one of the pirated copies now circulating in the Web, you will not be able to run the updated Mac software on it.

    When Microsoft comes out with Windows Vista, your PC probably won't be powerful enough to run it, so you'll have to buy a new PC to do so. In that case, you're better off buying a new Macintel that will allow you to dual boot to Windows.

  1. ebeyer

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My biggest hope is that these MacTels will finally let me play first-run PC games, be it on Virtual PC or some sort of 'compatibility mode'. Losing my old games is my one (and only) real regret after switching.

  1. lost province

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Besides all that...

    it seems Steve-o has the fix in with St. Pete... better watch it ;-)

  1. digdog

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Quote of the Day

    Theft is bad, you don't want to burn in h***.

    -- Jobs 9:20

  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: Quote of the Day

    My favorite quote is: “Microsoft has to earn a living too”.

    --Jobs 9:20 verse 2

  1. Faceplant

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I think

    The bad thing about burning in h*** would be that the web connections and OS down there would not be nearly as snappy as they are up here. That is my thought anyway, and although I cannot support it Biblically, I believe that any upgrades you get in h*** on a 'puter system would be things like airport upgrades and that sort, and we all know that there are no wireless connections. Only dial up, and 28.8 at best. That right there is reason to not steal. Not so snappy!

  1. apple4ever

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: Waste

    No, it will be cracked, within a month I'd imagine. It will be impossible to prevent it from being run on all PCs. Somebody will find a way to run on at least on model of PCs. There is no way to secure an operating system from someone who has physical and logical access to a machine.

  1. Hobeaux

    Joined: Dec 1969



    a coworker of mine installed a copy of Tiger on his PC, but it was an extra copy that we had lying around the office. So, back to my point—if I buy a copy of Tiger, and install it on my PC at home, that's not stealing. I'm merely using a product in an unintended way.

  1. jwdsail

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Jobs quote..

    "Theft is bad," he said, warning: "You don’t want to burn in h***." "

    A bit over-the-top, even for SJ, isn't this? Protest too much?

    Sigh.. Will it really be "theft" when MacIntel OS X is on store shelves and someone pays for it and tries to get it to run on their non-macintel PC? How about when they succeed? Never-mind Christ's message of forgiveness for all sins.. Sorry Steve, but if OJ and Gates have a chance of getting out of h***, I think people that get MacOS X to run on non-macintel PCs should breathe easy.

    As far as the tech that will prevent this? Paladium/TPM that Mac users and Windows users alike slam M$ for promoting? I'm sure that will win more users to the platform ... Shrug.

    Sounds like one of those Jobs quotes that will be forgotten by the time Jobs does a 180 and decides to let non-macintel PC users buy MacOS X... No MacOS X on non-mac PCs may end up being another no flash based iPod, and no all-in-one mac built into the back of a flatscreen ...

    Or SJ and Apple may make M$ look almost saintly .. We may see Apple begin to act like the **AAs and smack down users with DMCA BS for trying to run MacOS X on non-macintel PCs.

    What? Me worry? ...

    take care all


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