Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Oct 2009 13:21 UTC
Legal So, we have Apple who is paranoid about people installing legally purchased copies of its operating system on non-Apple labelled machines. Just when you thought it couldn't get any more ridiculous than that, we have a hardware company trying to prevent people from installing operating systems on its hardware. Wait, what?
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RE: What you own
by JoostinOnline on Wed 14th Oct 2009 14:43 UTC in reply to "What you own"
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2009-09-18

They never broke the law. There were no modifications made to TI-OS (which is actually distributed freely). TI does not in any way own the hardware after selling it. All they did was make it possible to have greater control over the HARDWARE. TI has never complained when people made 3rd-party OS's, which have been available for over 5 years; I actually was part of a group who developed one in high school. Even without the keys, one could easily send an alternative OS to a calculator. This just makes it easier.

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