On 01/06/2010 13:40, Tamas K Papp wrote:
> On Tue, 01 Jun 2010 13:02:07 +0200, Pascal Costanza wrote:This is actually just one claim.
>> On 01/06/2010 12:46, Tamas K Papp wrote:
>>>>> If I recall correctly, I did get VLC, but it was not working for some
>>>>> But at the moment I booted up Debian from the HD for the first time,
>>>> Your story doesn't make sense. Enforcing region codes is either done
>>> If only the world was categorizable using these simple dichotomies :-)
>>> I think it was "hardware", but the circumvention method was installing
>> If you didn't bother, this means that switching to Debian couldn't have
> You appear to be very quick to jump to conclusions. First, you claim
> Unfortunately, neither claim is warranted.Indeed, I cannot judge how easy it was to achieve in Debian, but I
> Switching to Debian and installing the appropriate decoding library
certainly achieved it on OS X. It's true, Apple doesn't have an interest
to make this convenient, because it would harm them.
> Please don't feel that you have to defend Apple/OS X: I am sure thatI'm not defending Apple. For example, the restrictions on what
> it works fine for you, it just didn't work for me. I understand that
> it is possible to entertain the notion that this wasn't the fault of
programming language to use for iPhone/iPad applications are plain
> OTOH, I don't think they are very keen on open architectures andI'm not sure yet what to think about the app store. Apple seems to be
> relinquishing even a tiny bit of control (the iPhone App Store is a
> recent example). If you can live with that, that's fine. I can't.
successful in (re)establishing business models for content providers,
which in principle I think is a good thing. Quality work needs time and
skills, and people need to payed for investing time and skills. Apple
seems to be pushing too far in some regards, though. I'm not sure what a
good balance would be.
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