[mythtv-users] netflix + myth 0.23
jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Apr 9 17:59:46 UTC 2010
On Thu, Apr 08, 2010 at 11:07:24AM -0400, Raymond Wagner wrote:
> On 4/8/2010 09:44, Brian Wood wrote:
> >On the plus side, the success of the dedicated hardware units (like the Roku
> >player) should prove to the program suppliers that Linux can "protect" their
> >content as well as any other OS, and that Linux is not just a pirate tool.
> No. Linux systems cannot 'protect' content. It is impossible, due
Sure it can. You're confusing software that runs on Linux with Free
Software. They aren't necessarily the same thing. You can run an Oracle
database on Linux that can keep stuff secret from the DBA. So it't not
impossible. It would just need to be another blob like Flash or Skype
or Hulu Desktop.
Linux is no more dangerous in this regard than Windows. MacOS might
be a little safer simply because most of it's users aren't inclined to
own or run a debugger.
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