Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 5th Nov 2010 13:10 UTC
Apple It's the end of the line for Apple's line of servers, the Xserve. The Cupertino giant has just announced that the Xserve line (no more future models, either) will no longer be sold after January 31, 2011, and advises people interested in Mac OS X Server to buy either a Mac Mini or a Mac Pro with Snow Leopard Server installed.
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I know they have DRM-free music now. And it may or may not have been their idea in the first place. The format most likely was since it's not compatible with anything else. It's an Apple exclusive DRM format.

Doesn't matter, I don't buy songs anyway.

Just bitching about all the vendor and format lock-in in place. Whatever it's reasonable or possible to stay out of it with any other products I don't know. I for sure don't want it none the less ;)

Wasn't there some crap there the AppleTV or whatever it's called had it's HDD removed and only let you watch their online content? I don't know if I can be an USB host but if it does I still assume it only plays some video formats included from Apple in the first place, such as the old AppleTV did. I'm sure you can hack that and force peridan or something such upon it. But it's not like it was designed for it or with that in mind. I assume. AppleTV being an Apple product and all.

Regarding online formats I mean HTML video where Apple AFAIK only use H.264, (some of) the other players included WebM and then we got the Theora format but it seems like that's somewhat out of the question now? Though now when I'm typing it I wonder if Apple didn't used whatever Quicktime played through Safari and in that case shame on me because then it will most likely play close to anything, which imho it should. Even though Firefox and Opera may not agree.

You aren't forced to only download your applications from Apple, but you for sure will be encouraged to once Lion is out. Even though they may not say something like "omg this is the only safe way to install applications on your mac" people will use it, and Apple will get their share.

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