Apple Pursues Poetic Justice in Legal Battle

It appears that Apple has concealed a cryptic message within the 10.4.4 version of Mac OS X for Intel, creatively crafted in poetic form!

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.

While it may not be a masterpiece, the inclusion of this poem is quite amusing! I’ve always been a fan of software easter eggs, and this one is particularly delightful.

The team behind the OSX86 Project site has even crafted a poetic response to Apple, which you can view on their website.

Here’s my own poetic response, inspired by William Carlos Williams, presented below…

This Is Just to Say

I have beaten
the DRM
that was in
the Intel box

and which
you were probably
for Leopard.

Forgive me
it was auspicious
so sweet
and so fast.
– not Maxxus

We welcome you to share your own poetic homage to Apple in the comments section below.




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