Imagine if your next Mac cost you only $300, and ran faster than any G4 or G5 you’ve ever used.
That future may already be unfolding: Hackers have found a way to bypass a chip designed to prevent the Mac OS from running on non-Apple PCs, which are often cheaper than Macs.
Some of the hackers are running the tweaked version of the operating system on their PCs natively. Others are using the system with VMware, which allows the Mac OS to support more PC hardware.
Hackers and curious computer users this week have been downloading the tweaked Mac OS X for PCs, nicknamed “OSx86,” from the BitTorrent file-distribution system.