[Wolves] Soooooooo off-topic
andy.wootton at wyrley.demon.co.uk
Thu Apr 6 09:08:53 BST 2006
>>I think that this was a sensible move. It's interesting that they are
>>having an open beta process. I guess this is a shot to pick up
>>market-share from MS, especially with the new delay on Vista.
>Seeing as how they will both end up on the same hardware, doesn't this
>make it much easier for them to come up with a way to stop dual booting
>with Linux systems, thus killing it off leaving people with a choice of
>two proprietary systems or do without?
>I keep hearing rumours to this effect.
I think Apple have explicitly denied this, saying they would not try to
stop anyone running Linux on the Intel boxes. My colleague had Windows
runnings on his Mac Mini about a week ago using a free software kludge
and most things worked. I guess they had this ready in the background
but were trying to slow down the people who might have gone straight to
Windows without trying OS X..
Now the conspiracy theory side of my brain is taking over... any version
of Linux that enforces DRM perhaps?
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