[OT] "MacMini" 7-8 years later

Roger Eller roger.e.eller at sealedair.com
Sun Mar 3 11:44:35 CST 2013


I only suggest that they allow an unsupported fork because 'support' for
all that crazy PC hardware is the typical answer for why Apple doesn't do
this.
On Mar 3, 2013 12:35 PM, "Richmond" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 03/03/2013 07:15 PM, Roger Eller wrote:
>
>> I really wish that Apple would at least allow an open source fork of OS X
>> so people can choose their own hardware.
>>
>
> There doesn't have to be an Open Source fork; if installing Mac OS X is
> comparatively easy to install on a machine such as the NUC
>
> and the necessary patches are "out there",  then, surely, Apple's software
> people could just put various install DVDs together
> for non-Apple machines together and sell them.
>
> Considering that people are already doing "that", and others are doing
> "that" via virtualisation solutions (myself
> included) Apple, by not doing that, are just losing potential revenue.
>
>  It's obviously compatible (with a
>> little effort). I enjoy checking out the cool custom built 'Macs' on this
>> site:
>>
>> http://www.tonymacx86.com/**user-builds/86370-success-**
>> syngatesfan200s-intel-nuc-**dc3217by-thunderbolt-edition-**
>> non-thunderbolt-edition.html<http://www.tonymacx86.com/user-builds/86370-success-syngatesfan200s-intel-nuc-dc3217by-thunderbolt-edition-non-thunderbolt-edition.html>
>>
>> I don't don't support software piracy. The custom built machines on the
>> aforementioned site always use retail installation media, and it is
>> discouraged to do otherwise.
>>
>
> The problem is not one of software piracy, but one of EULAs (this has been
> discussed hereabouts several times).
>
> Personally I am all in favour of Copyright for those who want to copyright
> their stuff (and there is Copyleft and so on for those
> who don't), but think EULAs are horrible:
>
> after all, you don't hang a murderer because he used a kitchen knife that
> was marked "for kitchen use only" because he
> used the knife in the bedroom, but because he killed his wife with it.
>
> But then the whole thing revolves around concepts of ownership: I have a
> collection of Mac install disks (and a few Windows ones)
> lying around my properties; and, unlike the combs, hairbrushes, shirts and
> trousers, according to EULAs they are not mine, and the people
> I thought I bought them from (but the answer is they "licensed them to
> me") I can only do a small subset of possible things with them.
>
> As possession is 9 tenths of the law that is hard to enforce [for instance
> I know an architect who works in Berlin whose whole office runs bog-standard
> Intel PCs running Mac OS X as per your 'NUC' link], but it is used to
> bully and intimidate people into being "good little boys and girls".
>
>
> As I said before (approximately) if I want to play cricket with a frying
> pan no EULA "only for cooking" attached to the frying pan is going to stop
> me.
>
> But then, again, I don't live in one of the Western creeping-corporate
> police states such as Britain.
>
> Richmond.
>
>  On Mar 3, 2013 3:36 AM, "Richmond" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>>  "Startlingly original":
>>>
>>> http://www.intel.com/content/****www/us/en/motherboards/**<http://www.intel.com/content/**www/us/en/motherboards/**>
>>> desktop-motherboards/next-****unit-computing-introduction.****html<
>>> http://www.intel.com/**content/www/us/en/**motherboards/desktop-**
>>> motherboards/next-unit-**computing-introduction.html<http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/motherboards/desktop-motherboards/next-unit-computing-introduction.html>
>>> >
>>>
>>> Notwithstanding; I want one!
>>>
>>> Richmond.
>>>
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