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A video has surfaced that supposedly shows the developer version of the x86 version of Tiger running on a Dell Laptop. It seems very clear to me that this is a hoax. Not only does the video neglect to provide the easiest proof — a clear […]

A video has surfaced that supposedly shows the developer version of the x86 version of Tiger running on a Dell Laptop. It seems very clear to me that this is a hoax. Not only does the video neglect to provide the easiest proof — a clear view of the “About this Mac” window –, but the lag that the video shows is indicative of a VNC connection. I am not saying that I doubt the validity of the reports that Tiger will run on standard PC’s, I simply think that it is not that case with this video. What do our brilliant readers think?

UPDATE:
Another video has emerged, along with more detailed pictures. This looks far more legit to me, and seems like a different machine altogether.
Hat-Tip to Nick for pointing this new video out to me.

  1. Hoax it is for sure I say. VNC it must be. (Yes, Revenge of the Sith recently see I did :D).

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  2. It’s VNC. Look at the way it minimises. That tearing is a classic VNC “effect”.

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  3. I’ve seen this video as well. I did notice that it was running a little slow but I didn’t think of the VNC option.. very valid point. I’m sure that’s probably what it was.

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  4. By comparing the About This Mac window from my Dual G5 and the Intel Pentium 4 system that Steve Jobs demo’s in his WWDC Keynote, the major difference is that the Intel based mac does not state what the Startup disk is – there are only two lines on the Intel build window: Processor and RAM.

    Does anyone know what model of Dell this is? It seems the word length and amount of words (from what I can make out of the blurry frames) that describe the processor seem to fit more with PowerPC than something that says Intel Pentium.

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  5. And to save time for others, you can see a side by side comparison of my Mac’s About This Mac window and Steve Job’s Demo WWDC Intel Mac window here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomasz/19204151/

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  6. This has also surfaced:
    http://maconmac.bastix.net/intel.mov

    As seen in http://forums.macnn.com/showthread.php?t=259848

    As people say there though, they image does look skewed on the video.

    I agree. The camera is absolutely still, which you need to keep still to pull this off if you were overlaying the image onto the video later.

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  7. What really would be more interesting to everyone I’m sure, is what we get to see when we click on More Info… in the About This Mac window.

    If I can do this:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomasz/19208457/
    in 5 minutes, then it’s all too easy to fake.

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  8. Yeah, but I still think the second video is legit. Also, its pretty easy to see that the photoshop you did is faked, the text is too dark.

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  9. Yeah, it is fairly easy to spot my fake, but i only did it in 5 minutes.

    Though you are right, the other one does look more legit and have now seen an extra picture I didn’t see till after my previous comments.

    I just think it might be a bit too early for all this to show up. While those photo’s are nice and clear, the video is from far away.

    Who knows, it might be legit – what I’m probably more surprised about is how well it works on different hardware.

    Anyway, I should get to bed – it’s 1:25am for me.

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  10. tigerpccompany Tuesday, June 14, 2005

    if you look in the back ground of the picture you can see a macmini running with no display it may be a possibility that they rewired the display of the dell to display that mac mini desktop and edited it of photoshop later

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