Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2005 18:21 UTC
Mac OS X Slashdot reports: "Several people have discovered that the new Intel kernel Apple has included with the Developer Kit DVD uses TCPA/TPM DRM. More specifically, it includes "a TCPA/Palladium implementation that uses a Infineon 1.1 chip which will prevent certain parts of the OS from working unless authorized."
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by neowolf on Mon 1st Aug 2005 20:22 UTC in reply to "DRM"
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"I think that this is crazy. For people to support DRM in the name of keeping their elite platform safe from the masses smells almost of racism (ok, well *class ism*)."

How is Apple making their that their OS is only used on their hardware even related to racism or the like? The PROBLEM with racism is that it was based entirely on prejudice with no rational reasoning for it at all. However here we're talking about objects MADE to fit together. When Apple starts firing black employees for being black, then we can start talking racism. Apple making Apple software for Apple computers, that's completely unrelated. And relating this to third world countries? There are plenty of other computing platforms available outside of Apple's computers. The simple fact is it's not poor third world countries that want OS X on their PCs, it's random people in general that just want it because they do and don't want to buy Apple's computer. There's nothing fundamentally wrong with Apple wanting their product to be a package deal.

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