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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RE[2]: DRM
by on Mon 1st Aug 2005 20:32 in reply to "RE: DRM"
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International companies have too many SIG that lobby for them in a particular government. Therefore an international organization that was headed by a not for profit organization would be established to oversee all use of DRM hardware on any platform, anywhere in the world. It would be similar to a number of international accords and would be overseen by international law.

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RE[2]: DRM
by rugbuzpafnuti on Mon 1st Aug 2005 20:36 in reply to "RE: DRM"
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How is Apple making their that their OS is only used on their hardware even related to racism or the like?

If you cant even comprehend what the previous poster said, why are you even commenting on it?

Get at least *some* education and text comprehension skills first, ok?

Start in primary school and work your way up then. And a hint, just for you: if you dont understand something on first sight, read again. And again. Eventually you'll get it.
In real life this will keep you from being called "silly bloody moron". Thanks for your attention. Now read this text again, and try to comprehend.

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