Alex wrote:Well we haven't ever run into any legal issues with Apple
They probably realise that if anything PearPC helps them, as it's enough to give people a taste of Mac OS X, but unlike Mac OS x86 (if there was little enforcement of the Mac-only policy) is not enough for them to use it instead of buying a Mac as it's a bit slow/unreliable/can't be dual-booted.
Same goes for the strategy they've taken with OS x86 really - they know it's impossible to stop it being used on a generic PC, but the hassle of doing so (the cracks being broken with every update, having to hack the install etc.) is enough to stop it being used as an alternative to buying a Mac, while being enough to give people a taste of OS X.
Having used OS X on both PearPC and VMware, but never on a real Mac as the only Macs I have are really old ones that I've been given for free, I would actually consider a Mac if I was looking for a new computer (as long as it could dual-boot Windows for games), but I probably wouldn't have realised how good OS X is without having experienced it.