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[News] [Rival] Apple Ditched for Its Hostility Towards Freedom, Choice, Competition

  • Subject: [News] [Rival] Apple Ditched for Its Hostility Towards Freedom, Choice, Competition
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 25 Jul 2009 22:25:41 +0000
  • Newsgroups: comp.os.linux.advocacy
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Goodbye Apple

,----[ Quote ]
| I've owned a lot of iPods. My wife has owned a lot of iPods.
| Not anymore.
| For the longest time, I could use gtkpod to seamlessly access my iPods from 
| my Ubuntu desktop. It initially took some reverse-engineering effort to 
| understand the iPod's data format to be able to access it from non-iTunes 
| software, but it was possible. All of a sudden, Apple is trying everything 
| they can to prohibit interopability.    
| First, they encrypted the firmware, blocking the use of third-party firmware 
| like Rockbox and iPod Linux. This doesn't bother me much, as I always 
| prefered the original Apple firmware anyway.  


Apple Drops Complaint Against Bluwiki 

,----[ Quote ]
| After threatening to sue the operator of a public wiki site over an anonymous 
| discussion about syncing iPods using software other than iTunes, Apple has 
| changed its tune.   



Apple Withdraws Lawsuit Against Wiki Site Owner Over iPhone/iPod
Interoperability Hack Discussion

,----[ Quote ]
| Last November, the EFF took Apple to task for threatening the owner of a wiki
| site. Apple claimed that an ongoing discussion on the site about how to build
| interoperability between iPods and iPhones and alternative software other
| than iTunes violated the DMCA -- which requires quite a novel interpretation
| of the DMCA. After Apple refused to back down, EFF sued in April. Somewhere
| along the way, it looks like Apple's lawyers started to realize that it had
| pretty close to no chance whatsoever and has now withdrawn this particular
| threat.


iPhone suffers as Android buoys Linux cause

,----[ Quote ]
| Google's open mobile OS platform Android is buoying the fortunes of
| Linux-powered smartphones. The news for Apple's iPhone, however, is not so
| good.


Apple Does As Many Expected: Kills Palm Pre iTunes Syncing

,----[ Quote ]
| The pettiness of Apple continues... Last month, Apple warned potential buyers
| of the Palm Pre that it might break that phone's ability to sync with iTunes.
| It didn't take long for Apple to follow through. In an upgrade to iTunes,
| which Apple claims was for "bug fix" but also to handle "verification"
| issues, it has blocked the Palm Pre from accessing iTunes.

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