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Apple Does Anti-piracy
by Jon Dough on Sat 10th Apr 2010 14:43 UTC
Jon Dough
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2005-11-30

"...OS X has no anti-piracy measures..."

Ah, but it does — Apple hardware. In general, any non-Apple PC will work just fine with whatever non-Apple operating system you throw at it. But Apple sells an integrated system in which both Apple's hardware [or at least Apple-approved hardware] and Apple's OS are essential to the proper operation of the system. This extends beyond desktops and laptops to all of their "i" devices.

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RE: Apple Does Anti-piracy
by lemur2 on Sat 10th Apr 2010 15:29 in reply to "Apple Does Anti-piracy"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"...OS X has no anti-piracy measures..."

Ah, but it does — Apple hardware. In general, any non-Apple PC will work just fine with whatever non-Apple operating system you throw at it. But Apple sells an integrated system in which both Apple's hardware [or at least Apple-approved hardware] and Apple's OS are essential to the proper operation of the system. This extends beyond desktops and laptops to all of their "i" devices.


http://linuxologist.com/ubuntu/iphone-ipod-management-on-linux-just...

http://www.libimobiledevice.org/

There are still a few things on the "todo" list, but it seems one can have a portable "i" device these days and use it reasonably well without running an Apple OS, or having any other Apple-approved desktop or laptop hardware.

Edited 2010-04-10 15:33 UTC

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