Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 18:28 UTC
Apple "I think that Apple could be just as strong and good and be open, but how can you challenge it when a company is making that much money?", Wozniak told a crowd in Sydney, according to ITNews. They'd score so many brownie points the internet would explode.
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clasqm
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2010-09-23

2. Set each iOS device to jailbroken by default. Most users are, quite frankly, morons that wouldn't know how to take advantage of the added functionality if you mailed them a thousand page printed manual going over every possible action in explicit detail.


"Apple Support, how can I help you?"

"I installed this great system tweak from a repository my buddy gave me, but I can't remember what it was, and now my iPod Touch won't boot."

6. Remove the gray area and make Hackintoshing explicitly legal. A limited hardware lineup like Apple's is never going to meet everybody's needs - why not sell an operating system to the rest? $30 for a pure open source OS with superb vendor support and tons of commercial applications is entirely reasonable.


"Apple Support, how can I help you?"

"I paid $30 for this POS software and it won't install on my 15-year old Pentium 2! I want a refund!"

Once you allow your OS onto machinery you don't control, and you charge money for the privilege, you take on the duty of supporting a vast number of unknown configurations. That means more testing, more support lines, more drivers to be written. All of which will have to be paid for. Forget $30. Make that $130 or $230. Yes, what you pay for Windows.

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Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

"I installed this great system tweak from a repository my buddy gave me, but I can't remember what it was, and now my iPod Touch won't boot."


"Sorry, your warranty is no longer valid."


"I paid $30 for this POS software and it won't install on my 15-year old Pentium 2! I want a refund!"


"Sorry, that is not a supported system."

Why do people think this is rocket science? Apple don't have to support these systems. Besides, making your own hackintosh from your own retail DVD is perfectly legal. It's just that it's not legal for someone else to make and sell hackintoshes.

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Alfman Member since:
2011-01-28

Soulbender,

"Why do people think this is rocket science? Apple don't have to support these systems. Besides, making your own hackintosh from your own retail DVD is perfectly legal."


Legal yes, you're almost certainly not breaking a law. But it is against the TOS, so it becomes a civil matter. The big question is whether these kinds of license agreements would stand up in court. Given that courts are all over the place these days, I honestly don't think I could predict any outcome. Since apple has not been prosecuting end users for violations, we may never find out.


"It's just that it's not legal for someone else to make and sell hackintoshes."

It was very long ago and I barely remember the case at all, but I don't remember there being a law against what psystar was doing? At the end, psystar was selling hardware, macos, and it's own shim software *separately* so customers were installing macos themselves, and to be honest I was very tempted to buy one myself. But apple kept suing and kept winning till there was nothing left of it's little hardware competitor.

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