Illegal copies of Apple's OS X operating system are pretty easy to obtain and install. The application for one doesn't use any of the software activation and "genuine advantage" gimmicks that Microsoft is using.
Anything that can be protected using software, can be cracked using software. So instead the computer maker is resorting something more powerful: karma.
The OS X 10.4.4 version of the operating system for Intel systems has a poem embedded inside the software that will remain invisible for the average users but that hackers could run into:
"Your karma check for today:
There once was a user that whined
his existing OS was so blind
he'd do better to pirate
an OS that ran great
but found his hardware declined.
Please don't steal Mac OS!
Really, that's way uncool.
(C) Apple Computer, Inc."
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