[mythtv-users] Apple iTV - MythTV Frontend?

osma ahvenlampi oa at iki.fi
Mon Jan 15 14:21:32 UTC 2007

On 1/15/07, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> Historically, Apple has never purposefully prevented anyone from using
> whatever OS they'd like on their hardware. I used Yellow Dog quite a bit
> several years back without issue on my PPC machines and currently dual-boot
> my MacBook Pro between OS X and Windows. I can't imagine Apple much cares
> what you do with it as long as you don't expect support for alternative
> operating systems. It's not like they're Microsoft, yet.

You forget this is not a computer, it's a TV set-top-box with built-in
iTunes connection. I'm quite sure Apple very much cares where it loads
content from, even if it does follow the iPod business model of making
money on the hardware and providing the service nearly at-cost,
because the service's function is to lock-in the user to Apple's

This is not to say that Apple _has_ locked the box from alternative
operating systems, only that you shouldn't necessarily expect they
haven't just because the computers aren't locked.

Osma Ahvenlampi   <oa at iki.fi>       http://www.fishpool.org

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