I just read over at MacDailyNews that a x86 version of Mac OS X 10.4.1 Tiger has been leaked. It is said that this copy of Mac OS X Tiger for Intel is already listed on various piracy sites on the Web and that it is also spreading through torrents and p2p networks.
Keep in mind that this is a rumour. I have yet seen any real evidence that Mac OS X Tiger for Intel hardware has been leaked. There are some screenshots of Mac OS X x86 downloads and photos of PCs running Mac OS X but those can be faked quite easy.
MacDailyNews suggests that Apple might have secretly leaked the OS to give potential future customers a free taste of a full speed Mac OS X running on their own PC hardware. But I doubt they would do this as there would be almost no driver support for various types of hardware for instance. A half-running OS wouldn't be good promotion for Apple.
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Re: ''Mac OS X Tiger for x86 processors leaked'' by Anonymous on Monday, June 13 2005 @ 17:31:16 CEST
It is a hoax and I have verified it myself. The faked xIso release turns out to be about a 1 GB ISO. When I botted it up in Vmware, I got the famed picture from Goatse.cx -- and that really scared me :-) If you don't know what it is, Google it. You will be very frightened. In any event, it is not real...so all this hoopla for nothing
Reply by Anonymous on Friday, July 29 2005 @ 19:24:37 CEST
same thing happened to me, complete fake
Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 17:50:02 CEST
There is a guide for installation here, I somehow doubt someone would get into creating it for a fake.
Reply by Anonymous on Saturday, August 13 2005 @ 19:45:52 CEST
Yes the new leaked version is probably real, but this article dates from June. There were rumours in June that Mac OS X x86 had leaked but those files contained nothing else but crap..
Reply by Anonymous on Monday, September 19 2005 @ 19:10:18 CEST
i'm so happy you all are so intellegant, and I wasted my time reading this... As you NOW know, it's not a fake...