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Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by uncle, Apr 9, 2006.
eh... He's over reacting. I doubt Apple would ever enable the chip for their DRM.
They already are using it for DRM, to keep circulation of OS X mostly confined to Macintels.
Slashdot is not an authority. It is a discussion forum not unlike this one. In fact, one of the links made by the Slashdot OP was to AppleInsider, not exactly an authority either. The OP says that Palladium is a part of Intel-based Macs. This was not in dispute. I asked for a link to support iMeowbot's assertion that Palladium is intended to prevent MacOS X from being installed on non-Apple hardware. A post by a member of Slashdot does not meet that standard. In fact, MacOS X 10.4 has been installed on non-Apple hardware. Palladium did not prevent it. It was not even an issue.
The TPM issue is well documented at the sites where running OS X on non-Apple PCs is discussed.
this references the same group as the slashdot article does.
read the comments
It most certainly was, and continues to be, an issue. TPM hacks are necessary at the outset in order to get OS X to install on non-Apple hardware. Most of the pirated images floating around are already hacked for convenience. iMeowbot is 100% correct.
you have too much faith that apple is a benevolent corporation because there is no such thing.
A corporation is only as good as its consumers, just as a government is only as good as its people.