I bought an extra copy of Leopard not out of worrying about legal repurcussions (there are currently two mac clone makers, one of which (Psystar) are in court defending their right to do so, yet no hackintosh developer/user has ever been "prosecuted" AFAIK), but just because I think the value my Dellintosh
gives is well worth the price. If you use an original Leopard disk then you don't need to "worry" about dodgy downloads...
I've had no problems with any of the sites which cater to the hackintosh community personally (using Opera on OS X), nothing suspicious at all (neither netcraft, phishtank, or Haute has given a warning on any of the sites), nor heard of anything from several other friends who've done the same.
Apple has not really done anything to quell the hackintosh community, and it seems to be tolerated as it will never hit the mainstream (indeed, a large number of hackintosh developers/users end up switching to a "real" Mac so I think it is good marketing for Apple!). But I do reiterate along with 40hz the dubious legality (Psystar is betting they can prove otherwise) of installing Leopard on non-apple hardware. Current EFI emulation means that none of the OS itself needs to be touched, thus it doesn't violate Apple's End User License Agreement... The next version of OS X (Snow Leopard) has been found to work fine using EFI emulation on PC hardware.
Here is a starter article from Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.co...no-hacking-required/
Info on the EFI emulation that means nothing in OS X is "hacked": http://en.wikipedia..../OSx86#EFI_emulation
InsanelyMac forum: http://www.insanelymac.com/
OSx86 wiki: http://wiki.osx86pro.../index.php/Main_Page
An informative forum post at Anandtech: http://forums.anandt...62&enterthread=y
A USB EFI emulation dongle, allowing standard install from Leopard disk, not too much known about it but it seems to work: http://www.efi-x.com...php?language=english