[OT] "MacMini" 7-8 years later
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
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
>> 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
> But then, again, I don't live in one of the Western creeping-corporate
> police states such as Britain.
> On Mar 3, 2013 3:36 AM, "Richmond" <richmondmathewson at gmail.com> wrote:
>> "Startlingly original":
>>> Notwithstanding; I want one!
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