updated 09:20 am EDT, Mon October 29, 2007
Leopard running on PCs?
Only days after the official launch of Mac OS X Leopard, the software is already said to be running on PCs based on Windows. Members of OSx86 Scene claim to have hacked the OS, and are providing detailed install guides and troubleshooting. Leopard is reported to be partially crippled without Mac hardware, however, most notably in the lack of Wi-Fi support, which may render the OS useless for some.
Installing Leopard on a PC may also violate Apple's official terms and conditions, although it is unknown whether this leaves it vulnerable to the same sort of disabling updates that have affected iPhone hackers. Apple has coped with previous hacks of Mac OS X by attempting to locate those supplying instructions, and taking whatever means necessary to prevent distribution. This leaves those wanting to run Mac OS little alternative but to buy Apple hardware, as no virtualization software currently works without access to at least one Mac computer.