So much for home computers as 'devices' then
So how will this ruling affect embedded systems such as the plethora of network-based media players? Should they enable people to replace the built-in media player?
What about more traditional computers used in this role, particularly Vista Media Centre edition?
More about the ruling and a link to the actual court documents here:
(tiny version in case it splits: http://tinyurl.com/2s39b9 )
The "I'm a Mac / I'm a PC" ads that ran over the last year included one which implied that the [Windows] PC was ridiculous because it came with lots of separate applications for everything including web browsing, media playing, movie making etc. Whereas the smug Mac just said "I come with Life". Maybe this ruling will wipe the sanctimonious smile off his face, if providing applications as part of the operating system is no longer fashionable - not 'PC', you might say.
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