NewsForge: Poor, Poor Apple!

“Apple has closed up its kernel for Intel-based Macs in response
to so-called ‘piracy’–that is, users running Mac OS X on hardware
unauthorized by Apple. Poor Apple–how can it possibly survive off
of the $129 license fee for Mac OS X alone?

“Now, I know that most Mac users don’t really care whether they
can rebuild the kernel or not–truth be told, I’ve never bothered
to rebuild the kernel on my G5 iMac, and I’ve never really had the
desire to. I could argue that the ability to do so is important,
but most users don’t deal in abstractions. So long as they don’t
see a practical use, it doesn’t matter…”