Linked by David Adams on Thu 4th Aug 2005 05:32 UTC, submitted by tbutler
Apple OfB is reporting that, contrary to widely-published and discussed rumors, Apple is not including the controversial Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chip in its Intel-based Macs. An anonymous registered Apple developer claims that the Apple x86 test boxes do not have DRM or TCPA components. Developers are forbidden from discussing the units by the nondisclosure agreements they've signed with Apple. so they've been unable to counter the rumors.
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Apple is a hardware company.
by Sabon on Thu 4th Aug 2005 15:36 UTC
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For those people that are seriously confused. EVERYTHING Apple does is centered around selling more hardware that THEY have their name on. So they are going to be very sure that Mac OS X requires a computer with their name (logo) on it.

If you think you are going to be able to install Mac OS X on a non Apple box you will find it VERY difficult to do, if you can do it at all.

Just as cracking is the only interest of some people. Apple's only interest is in selling more of their computers. So ... all the applications (Mac versions) including Mac OS X will be written using whatever they need to be secure that it won't install (or at least won't run) on non Apple computers.

If you are still confused. Just keep reading this over and over and over and over and over and over and ...

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v RE: Apple is a hardware company.
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