Ubuntu – Mac on Linux, is it legal


While browsing i found an interesting tool in sourceforge.net
it says

Mac-on-Linux is a Linux/PPC program that virtualizes MacOS or MacOSX in Linux.

Is it legal? If yes how to install it in Ubuntu?

Best Answer

It's against the EULA, but in general, each provision of a EULA is treated separately (at least, according to Wikipedia), i.e. so a part of a EULA might be found to be legally non-binding. The legality depends on where you are, but if you're in the US, I would guess it's illegal because of the DMCA. Apple sued a clone manufacturer(Psystar) several years ago for selling machines with OS X installed on them. They sued under several different legal reasons, but one of them was that Apple uses encryption methods protected under the DMCA to keep OS X from being installed on non-Apple hardware. The court found that indeed the DMCA was violated and Apple won.

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