OSx86 forum?

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  1. iMicky

    iMicky New Member

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    There's been a lot of Hackintosh related discussion in the Mac OS X forum recently, which is starting to flood the discussion for the actual OS itself but also makes it harder to find discussions on either subject.
    Because most of the threads are asking for help, I think a new forum would alleviate the problem by separating the discussion into 2 separate groups. The OSx86 forum could cater for help, discussion and tutorials regarding Hackintosh builds, and the Mac OS X forum would carry on as usual.

    Although a concern would be the discussion of pirated Mac OS X distros, it could work if it had strict guidelines like the current Emulator forum (no roms or bios files allowed). Other than that, I think it's in compliance with the rules because this discussion has been going on for a while now.

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    Yeah people could quite easily get themselves banned because of this, lots of hackintoshing includes piracy...
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    How do you figure?

    Only involves piracy if the person chooses to pirate the installation disc....
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    I guess... but some ways have to involve that, dont they?
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    Still illegal to run Mac on any device other than Apple products. But guess it doesn't matter.
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    Oh ok that just proves my point, no?

    EDIT: Surely if you buy the computer and buy the install disk then it can't be illegal?
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    Yes, but the forum would only be used to discuss the legal alternatives like buying the official Snow Leopard disc and not pirating it.
    Running OS X on non-Apple software might be against the EULA, but the legalities involved in that are questionable. For example, Jailbreaking is against the EULA of the iPhone, but that was officially ruled to be legal not too long ago.

    It's a grey area really, but the discussion still happens on the forum anyway since it's not technically piracy.

    Like I said above, it's not illegal but it is questionable.
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    Kinda, technically you said piracy and what I mentioned is not piracy.

    If you buy a Mac or PC? Which are you talking about?

    If you buy a PC and install disk, still illegal... technically.
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    If you buy a PC and then buy an install disk can't you do whatever you want with your possessions?
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    Not according to the EULA. It's Apple we are talking about, you should expect that.

    Edit: To be more specific, you can do whatever you want, you just can get in trouble with Apple.
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