Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 21st Nov 2011 22:03 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Okay, I think we can all agree on the fact that while Microsoft's Surface machines might not be particularly useful for most of us, we all secretly want one, or something similar. Thanks to EXOPC, you'll now be able to: for $1299, you'll have a 40" multitouch interactive desk.
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spiderman
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2008-10-23

I realize now my post was not clear and could be interpreted the way you did, sorry about that. I was just wondering if that would be possible to install free OS like GNU.
I agree with you it should be legal in any sane jurisdiction.Unfortunately, sane jurisdictions are hard to find these days. In the US, for instance, this would be illegal under the DCMA because it is an attempt to circumvent digital locks. That depends if there is any lock in the OS to start with, of course but I assume it is pretty standard these days.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Yeah, that could be my mis-interpretation initially. My first thought also was "hm.. can I stick Debian behind that? Is the company open to alternative OS and hardware hackers?"

In terms of DMCA, I would hope to see hardware like this be added to the acceptions list as it would clearly fall in-line with other hardware already recognized as acceptions to the law when it's the device owner choosing to modify the hardware/software. This would really fall closest to current general purpose computers if it's more than just the input hardware.

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