MacIntel OS X leak is something Apple had planned on?

This dude has ten reasons why leaked copies of MacOSX for Intel is not only a good thing, but something Apple had in mind when shipping their developer pre-release boxes:

Given Apple’s experiences with software piracy, particularly the rampant software piracy that spread developer builds of Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger all over the Internet this past spring, Apple’s management from the top down knows full well that this developer preview will be in the hands of every kid with a cable modem within days of its release. Most of them will be able to install it on their own computers and run it and the full suite of iLife ’05 applications at full speed, and run most existing Mac software in translation.

As a result, Apple will give thousands, possibly millions, of people a taste of Mac OS X running full speed on their own PCs.

0 thoughts on “MacIntel OS X leak is something Apple had planned on?

  1. “After the keynote, Phil Schiller said that, although Apple will do nothing to prevent users from running Windows on Apple boxes, Apple would not allow OS X to be run on non-Apple machines.”

  2. It runs on any x86 type PC not only Intels. Hence it being called OSx86, and not OSX-Intel. As AMD and Intel processors are both x86 type processors, it’d be difficuilt to make it run for intels and not AMDs without that TPM device