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Hello people of Overclock.Net

I have seen many of these ''Hackintosh'' discussions on OCN and this is simply is not acceptable due to the Apple EULA.

Clarification of what Hackintosh is:

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Originally Posted by halifax1
"Hackintosh" means the unauthorized creation of a computer running the Apple Mac OS. Mac OS X is only legally to be installed on an Apple machine, and any unauthorized installation of said OS is against Apple's EULA.

Threads pertaining to information regarding how to install OS X on an NON-Apple machine anywhere on the site, specifically in the Mac section, or threads asking for help with your "Hackintosh", whether it be installation help, hardware help, or configuration help, is strictly forbidden anywhere on this site.

The Apple EULA forbids Apple software to be used on any hardware other than Apple Labled hardware.
 

 

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2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. This License allows you to install and use one copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one computer at a time,and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time. You may make one copy of the Apple Software (excluding the Boot ROM code) in machine-readable form for backup purposes only; provided that the backup copy must include all copyright or other proprietary notices contained on the original. 

 

http://store.apple.com/Catalog/US/Images/MacOSX.htm

As Overclock.Net supports Lawful discussions we cannot allow discussions of the Hackintosh sort or any other modifications that violate the EULA of another company.

If such threads are created they will be REMOVED and the offending members dealt with

Thank You.

post #2 of 14
Enterprise, thank you. The discussion is illegal and should have not been discussed in the first place. If you need help with building a "Hackintosh" you shall go to other forums and seek help, there are plenty of mac forums tht would be happy to help you with your "hackintosh".
    
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Well I think that is pretty lame. Did you get any threats from Apple? Other forums discuss it, and if you pay for the OS its not like you are taking anything away from Apple.

But you've got to do what you've got to do.
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The fact that microsoft software can be ran on macintosh hardware, in comparison with apple's eula, and our attempt to stand by it, i have to say i am not in agreement with, even though as an OCN member i will strictly abide by it.

The mac osx even comes with a software package called bootcamp allowing the installation of windows on apples hardware.


So roll out PC hardware which mainly uses windows as the primary os, cannot be used in conjunction with apples software. Bleh, disgusting eula.
post #5 of 14
I doesn't matter. You pay for the OS only to be used on Mac hardware. You are not allowed by the EULA agreement when you install OSX to use it on non-apple branded hardware.

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Originally Posted by u238 View Post
I think you can use non apple software on mac hardware? They provide a tool for installing windows...
It is NOT supported by apple, people decided to get creative with there macs when the new Apple macs with Intel Processors came out and started to install windows o nthe machine. IN order to prevent people from destroying there machines with trying to install it cold turkey apple released Boot Camp. It is NOT supported by apple, and if your mac has a problem with Windows running Apple will NOT help you.
    
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Originally Posted by Mygaffer View Post
Well I think that is pretty lame. Did you get any threats from Apple? Other forums discuss it, and if you pay for the OS its not like you are taking anything away from Apple.

But you've got to do what you've got to do.

We abide by other companies Rules. There EULA state that the use of Hackintosh is a violation of there EULA. As we abide by the EULA laws we CANNOT allow such discussions.

Other forums can remain unlawful if they wish.
post #7 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by [Teh Root] View Post
I doesn't matter. You pay for the OS only to be used on Mac hardware. You are not allowed by the EULA agreement when you install OSX to use it on non-apple branded hardware.



It is NOT supported by apple, people decided to get creative with there macs when the new Apple macs with Intel Processors came out and started to install windows o nthe machine. IN order to prevent people from destroying there machines with trying to install it cold turkey apple released Boot Camp. It is NOT supported by apple, and if your mac has a problem with Windows running Apple will NOT help you.
Right, I'm not debating that. Just by the fact that Apple themselves provide a tool for installing windows shows that it must not be against the EULA. Also, that bit of the EULA quoted says nothing about installing 3rd party operating systems on apple hardware.

Edit: Never mind, Enterprise fixed it.
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Honestly though, with all being said, this isnt a debate thread about apple's eula, more so a rule thread being created by a moderator.
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Originally Posted by Arakasi View Post
Honestly though, with all being said, this isnt a debate thread about apple's eula, more so a rule thread being created by a moderator.
Hit the nail on the head.
post #10 of 14
as a new member im glad to see the initiative of good moral values are high on the
list here at OC.net, law or not, the ability to act to prevent a breach of a third party's
End User License Agreement shows you are all part of a very respectable computer
enthusiast community

its the staff's duty to uphold the law where possible whilst their members use their
facilities and forums, to know they do so is very pleasing to me, thank you for
showing great leadership enterprise, im sure all the moderators here would have
done the same had they noticed it before you

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