Apple legal has forced the removal of links to videos showing Mac OS X x86 working on non-Apple certified PCs.
French language Mac website MacBidouille reports itself to have received an: “Amazingly aggressive email asking for the immediate removal of all links to the videos.”
The website immediately complied, but an editorial on its English language mirror site explains: “We deeply think that it will not change anything.”
A rush to purchase $50 used laptops turned into a violent stampede Tuesday, with people getting thrown to the pavement, beaten with a folding chair and nearly driven over. One woman went so far to wet herself rather than surrender her place in line.
"This is total, total chaos," said Latoya Jones, 19, who lost one of her flip-flops in the ordeal and later limped around on the sizzling blacktop with one foot bare.
COMPUTER giants Apple may be forced to pay royalties to arch-enemies Microsoft for every iPod it sells.
A patenting blunder means Bill Gates' firm could rake in £6 a time from his rivals' music player.
The iPod was introduced in November 2001 but Apple waited until July 2002 to file a patent application.
However, Microsoft beat them to it and claimed ownership of some of the technology in May, 2002.
Now the US Patent Office have ruled that Gates' company have the right to charge their competitors a licence fee for each iPod sold.
Apple on Monday released a security update for Mac
Hackers have managed to crack Mac OS X for Intel to make it work on non-approved PC hardware.
Macbidouille has even published a video clip showing the exploit.
Hackers successfully managed to make the OS run on a PC notebook Mitac 8050D, which employs an Intel Pentium processor.
The video shows that Apple’s OS starts up very fast on such systems. The website writes: “We can see the "About this Mac" panel, Apple System Profiler and CHUD prefpane showing information on the processor (frequency, cache and more).”