ATV OS Idea

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Metatron, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. Metatron
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    Metatron

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    So we have this really small version of OS X. I can't help but think it would be great if someone would put finder.app on it, patch it for any computer, mac or PC, load it on a thumb drive, and then we would have a small, but functional version of OS X in our pockets. Add safari or firefox...whola.

    Thoughts...
     
  2. iMacZealot
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    Go ahead...try it...but I'm not sure how easy that would be. I would think the Apple TV OS would be tamper-proof (or close to it).
     
  3. crazzyeddie
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    Huh? They've already hacked the OS to add functionality, play WoW, enable SSH, etc... Its not even that difficult, its the same basic OS X framework. Theres nothing there to stop modification as far as anyone has seen.
     
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    Oops...I guess that's what I get for reading only the RSS preview. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Metatron
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    Well I am not a no good at modifying OS X, but I wish I knew someone in the forums who could....

    Anyone?!?!
     
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    I was under the impression that backrow (the apple tv interface) was in the finder.app location. I'm not sure if that means anything though...
     
  7. princealfie
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    anyone getting ATV OS working on a PC motherboard?
     

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