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OSx86 reopens forum after removing links

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."

by MacNN Staff




  1. gscarich

    Joined: Dec 1969


    sponsored links suck

    I find the sponsored links very irritating. They are not what I expect an underlined link to be. I don't know how much longer macnn will be on my list if this behavior continues.

  1. LouZer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: sponsored links

    They're annoying, that's for sure. Especially since they auto pop-up. But at least you can tell the difference (I can), as they show up green and double-underlined, vs. blue and underlined.

  1. ibugv4

    Joined: Dec 1969


    not just macnn...

    Isn't this something from Microsoft that mentioned about 2 or 3 years ago and said "one day you'll have advertising with double lined link marks inside the articles you read, come on now how bad could it be?"

    Well, now you know.

  1. Buran

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Easy to find via Google

    With a distinct username like that, the site is easily found via a simple google search.

    As for the sponsored links -- I don't even see them. Just block the Javascript that does it if you don't like 'em (I know I don't!) The Adblock plugin for Firefox is a good thing to have.

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