macOS on unsupported Macs - legal or not? OpenCore
I have question if is legal to have macOS on unsupported Macs. As I have Mac Pro 3.1 what have latest macOS (actually OS X) El Capitan. This machine is still powerful to run macOS Monterey (with OpenCore Legacy Patcher - upgrade to 32GB RAM with RX 560 and SSD). I even have it and running nice and smooth. Also can run apps what are no longer supported under El Capitan - specially Adobe Photoshop and Premiere.
But my question is - it is legal from Apple side ? Thanks a lot for any advice/ideas.
According to Apple Customer Support it is not illegal :) so I will say I am on the safe site :) (and if Apple will contact me about that I have proof that I asked :) )
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That surprised me that they were actually willing to talk about it
Sure is cool that they clarified it for you:-)
@hellomacos I was surprised as well :)
@roboscrap & @hellomacos - Don’t have your hope up here.
I’m suspecting the person who responded didn’t ask up the food chain and/or didn’t know what OpenCore is, or how it’s used.
I’m sure in Apples eyes it’s best not to ruffle feathers. But clearly using it by the license is not cricket!
@danj maybe you are right, but I did this to just cover my back - at this point if I will have any issues with Apple about using OpenCore - I asked ;) if the agent didn’t know anything about OpenCore he should told me :)
@roboscrap - As you are using it on a Mac I think they are more willing to let you skate by.
If you where running it on a Intel/AMD Windoze system system I think that would bother them (the mis-spelling is intentional😎)
As to why this can be an issue is Apple Pay’s for code created by others based on the number of licenses sold. So as an example the postscript fonts which Adobe owns. I believe some of the search engine within MacOS is licensed as well.
Then there is the reverse! As an example Google paid Apple a ton of money as the default web search engine within Safari.
I will neither confirm nor deny my use of OpenCore!
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