updated 09:40 am EST, Mon February 20, 2006
OSx86 reopens forum
The OSx86 project has restored its forums after legal pressure from Apple forced the website to take them down last week. Confirming that Apple had served the site with a cease and desist letter that cited the DMCA (Digital Nillenium Copyright Act), the site took its forum offline as it debated its next move. A new note on the website said it has take down any offending links to the software patches that allowed users to run Mac OS X on generic Intel-based PCs, bypassing Apple's safeguards that tried to lock the operating system to its own hardware. "Apple is certainly well within their rights to protect their OS and we have always supported them in this effort. Our first-class moderating staff has helped ensure that direct links to any patches are not allowed. We have in the past linked to the homepage of Maxxuss - but not to the offending 10.4.4 patches - in the interest of news, but we've removed those links just in case."