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It isn't directly illegal to do so. You see, OS X interfaces with the TPM on the proprietary motherboard Apples use when it installs, and it won't install if there isn't one. It's illegal to modify the operating system to circumvent this.

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BTW, is this under a virtual machine? Or is it native? And how is the performance?
if this is true. and assuming by "tpm on the proprietary motherboard" you mean the bios. shouldnt it be possible to just code in something into our bios to trick it without modifying the OS?

from what i understand is apple just used hardware like any other computer manufacture does just better quality

i mean emachines/etc use whatever hardware they can. just mod out overclocking stuff/etc from bios, so why wouldnt apple do something similar?

but by all means. correct me if im wrong! (id like to know as much info on this subject as possible)
    
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Macs have no bios they use efi. Supposed to be the new bios.
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heh. so true. but so WRONG! its the only reason i dont have like a 300$ copy of osx on my rig.... because if apple truely wanted my money.... they wouldnt care what hardware it used :'( come on apple!!! take my money!!! u know u wana

*plays the waiting game for apple to realize their dumb mistake*
Uh, OS X is only $90
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Uh, OS X is only $90
sure. but id pay 300$ for a legal and supported version for my current hardware..... im sure im not the only one... (whats the dif between paying 200+$ for vista) or osx?

i know its cheap. but they could offer another version that is for non mac hardware... thats more expensive. "id bite on that bait....."
    
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I'd like to see a mobo maker put a TPM chip on the mobo, even though it's not MAC supported hardward as a middle finger to the people who decided to do that. I don't think apple can copyright or patent the contents of that TPM chip.

Think about it this way.. You're a coffee filter maker, you make filters that only fit in your coffee makers. Someone else comes along and makes a thing w/ the same shape as yours. Same concept.

Of course, they *MIGHT* be able to copyright the TPM chip, but that sounds like a big legal mess.
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I do think it looks cool though...
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Macs dont use all standard stuff. they have no bios they have EFI (Semi Bios)
Actually you guys would hate it. Seriously impossible to OC. Period because no bios to mess around with. And its set to replace bios's in a few more years. OH NOES
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Macs dont use all standard stuff. they have no bios they have EFI (Semi Bios)
Actually you guys would hate it. Seriously impossible to OC. Period because no bios to mess around with. And its set to replace bios's in a few more years. OH NOES
if this is true. than it seems that apple wont be able to stop us for much longer.... /me cant wait xD

but its gonna be hard for them to pull out of the bios mobo business and into the efi mobo business and do it in only a few years..... i mean. it takes time to transition....

id expect to see some mobo's that come in bios/efi right now. like. the same mobo just the bios/efi is all that is different. shouldnt be to hard?

or even a jumper on your mobo that you can swap between bios/efi so it can be either or? sounds good to me
    
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post #19 of 22
EFI is not the thing that make OS X work but theres a special chip with codes that , if not present, block OS X from installing/booting.
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LoL. My performance sure isn't sluggish. And my current 2gig Geekbench owns.

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