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How the hell are you going to fool it into thinking you have firmware?
what do you mean?

The EFI was bypassed ages ago.

The problems now is simply Kext support.

Ofcourse, you don't get 3d, so games are out of the question, unless the hacked drivers support your specific card.
 

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talked to some dev's today.

monday a new mac pro is coming out with dual 5680s.

then i will have the kernal that supports my cpus.

the guys are also working on getting kext for gtx480 support along with the marvell sata3 and lan chips.

then i'll have it running
 

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what do you mean?

The EFI was bypassed ages ago.

The problems now is simply Kext support.

Ofcourse, you don't get 3d, so games are out of the question, unless the hacked drivers support your specific card.
it is a bit easier since more people are doing this. for some odd reason a lot of people are getting into hex editing and doing it themselves. seems kinda pointless to me to do all of that work and not get paid for it.
 
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it is a bit easier since more people are doing this. for some odd reason a lot of people are getting into hex editing and doing it themselves. seems kinda pointless to me to do all of that work and not get paid for it.
If you can prove it then its good resume fodder. I used to do stuff like that all they time back when I was trying to build my resume. Lots of "charity" work.
 
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If you can prove it then its good resume fodder. I used to do stuff like that all they time back when I was trying to build my resume. Lots of "charity" work.
Generally speaking, I would think twice before putting illegal acts on your resume, ;)
but then again, I have no idea where/who your applying to :cool:
 
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Generally speaking, I would think twice before putting illegal acts on your resume, ;)
but then again, I have no idea where/who your applying to :cool:
Making drivers is not illegal ;)
 

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Making drivers is not illegal ;)
if you read apple's ToS it is. writing your own drivers technically is not against any laws but using those drivers to enable the use of an apple product without actually purchasing the software to run on their intended hardware is. though, apple does not seem to mind much yet.
 
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if you read apple's ToS it is. writing your own drivers technically is not against any laws but using those drivers to enable the use of an apple product without actually purchasing the software to run on their intended hardware is. though, apple does not seem to mind much yet.
Hmm. If you write a piece of code without having agreed to their EULA(Third party IDE's etc), does that make it illegal? :p

I think this is getting a bit off topic tho :roll:

Virtual box, and Vmware should both have working OS X drivers, though. Vmware Fusion does. It's sanctioned for OS X Server use.
 
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What I was referring to was art related. I would do magazine illustrations and such for free just to have something in my resume when I first started. I'm sure its the same for up and coming software engineers.
 

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Hmm. If you write a piece of code without having agreed to their EULA(Third party IDE's etc), does that make it illegal? :p

I think this is getting a bit off topic tho :roll:

Virtual box, and Vmware should both have working OS X drivers, though. Vmware Fusion does. It's sanctioned for OS X Server use.
of course writing code for drivers is not illegal. what i said is it is illegal if you use them in a way that violates the eula. and as everyone knows, apple is the most strict of all of them.

right, vmware fusion has os x drivers but you can only run the virtual os x on an actual OSX system, not a linux system or a windows system.
 
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Yes, I've been successful in installing Windows 7 on my Mac Pro (work).

Oh wait... <re-reads post> You're going the other way?! :wtf:

Sorry, not much help here as I couldn't stand OSX and went BootCamp. Good luck though!
 
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right, vmware fusion has os x drivers but you can only run the virtual os x on an actual OSX system, not a linux system or a windows system.
Again, this is getting more and more off topic. if you don't want it here, close the thread and future threads.

I was just trying to point him to areas of interest. :p
 

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Again, this is getting more and more off topic. if you don't want it here, close the thread and future threads.

I was just trying to point him to areas of interest. :p
it is on topic. there are a lot of issues people have to deal with when getting osx up and running on a pc. knowing what works and what doesnt is important and know what is technically illegal and what isnt is just as important. :toast:
 
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it is on topic. there are a lot of issues people have to deal with when getting osx up and running on a pc. knowing what works and what doesnt is important and know what is technically illegal and what isnt is just as important. :toast:
Neither of us are lawyers, and its an extremely grey topic, probably best we don't speculate :roll:
 

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Interpreting EULA and current laws without proper knowledge is, though.
some of the parts may require legal knowledge but most of the EULA is written in plain english. this is a discussion afterall and obviously we will have wrong interpretations at times. i don't think that prohibits us from discussing them. if everyone had to have full knowledge of what they were discussing then TPU would not exist.
 
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some of the parts may require legal knowledge but most of the EULA is written in plain english. this is a discussion afterall and obviously we will have wrong interpretations at times. i don't think that prohibits us from discussing them. if everyone had to have full knowledge of what they were discussing then TPU would not exist.
Laws in Ohio, Laws in Washington, laws in Afghanistan, laws in Ontario, laws in France.

Internationally, it gets even worse :roll:

Wrong legal interpretations may actually have serious consequences for someone. Apparently in some states, an unclaimed narcotic in a car, is the drivers by default. Or having a front and back license plate.
 

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Laws in Ohio, Laws in Washington, laws in Afghanistan, laws in Ontario, laws in France.

Internationally, it gets even worse :roll:

Wrong legal interpretations may actually have serious consequences for someone. Apparently in some states, an unclaimed narcotic in a car, is the drivers by default. Or having a front and back license plate.
yes i know this. my point is that this is a discussion board and people will discuss things they are not totally familiar with. that was my point from the beginning. i am leaving this thread open as a curtousy to fitseries so that he can post up once he gets it working.
 
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didnt you use to be a mod dippy?
Over this section, but I'm spending way too much time on active duty, and deploying soon, and I'm not able to maintain consistent posting.
 
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back on topic, new OSX update in hand... working on getting the kext for the 56XX cpus for my install ISO
I'm not sure where GPU support is these days, I know a lot of people have fiddled with putting EFI on their current pc GPU. You probably wont get full 3d support that OS X offers without a custom, mature driver.
 
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of course writing code for drivers is not illegal. what i said is it is illegal if you use them in a way that violates the eula. and as everyone knows, apple is the most strict of all of them.

right, vmware fusion has os x drivers but you can only run the virtual os x on an actual OSX system, not a linux system or a windows system.
Hmm. If you write a piece of code without having agreed to their EULA(Third party IDE's etc), does that make it illegal? :p

I think this is getting a bit off topic tho :roll:

Virtual box, and Vmware should both have working OS X drivers, though. Vmware Fusion does. It's sanctioned for OS X Server use.
I don't think Human Resources will debate you on the legality on an act such as this,
they will say Thank You and send the next person in please. :laugh:

Talk is cheap, so is the written word,
now a proto-type or demo is worth more than both,
so what your doing better be legal. :laugh:
 
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