Apple sues Wired over Netbook Hackintosh video
Update: It looks like there’s no lawsuit, but Apple did contact Wired officials, and the publishers have removed the video.
bout a month ago Wired Magazine posted a tutorial for installing OS X on an MSI Wind netbook on their Gadget Lab site, complete with a video showing a Wind running a hacked version of Apple’s operating system. In the video, Wired’s Brian Chen admits that the easiest way to install OS X is to download an illegal copy of the operating system from a torrent site, although “it would be very polite to have your own purchased retail version.”
So I’m not entirely surprised to learn today that Apple is suing Wired over the video. If you visit the site, you’ll notice that the written instructions for installing OS X are still online. But the video has been pulled down. Fortunately, the folks at Gizmodo have grabbed a copy of the video and posted it for anyone who’s curious.
Now, Wired isn’t exactly the first place to publish information about loading OS X onto a netbook. And I doubt it will be the last. But it’s probably worth noting that the printed instructions are far more detailed than the steps shown in the video. So umm, if you really want to know how to install OS X, it looks like there still plenty of ways to find out.