My MacBook by bradlauster… He’s just kidding!
The Light Side
Good news for those who pre-ordered their MacBook Pros… Peter informs me (via MacRumors) that Apple has started shipping the new MacBook Pro. In addition to the shipping announcement, the new machine is also being offered in 1.83 (up from 1.67) & 2.0 Ghz (up from 1.83) variants of the Intel Core Duo, Apple has also added a 2.16 Ghz build-to-order option on the portable. The Unofficial Apple Weblog has more on the scoop.
The Dark Side
iCheerful has informed me that the Intel version of 10.4.4 has been cracked by hacker guru, Maxxuss. As the OSx86 Project noted, the significance of this event is huge. While many users were able to run OSx86 on their PCs last summer, the general feeling was that Apple hadn’t implemented their final security solution. Few expected this final version – or at least the version that shipped with the first Macintels – to be easy to hack.
From Maxxuss Homepage:
This is a preliminary release of my Patch Solution for the official Mac OS X on the Intel platform. Ultimately, it would allow you to run this Mac OS X release on a generic x86 computer (SSE2 required).
There’s still a lot of work and documentation to do, like support for SSE2-only CPUs, a proper installation procedure and a PPF patch. However, if you like to play around, this will get you started.