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Re: [gNewSense-users] Computer Won't Boot

From: Harry
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] Computer Won't Boot
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2011 11:39:50 -0500

Sent from my iPhone

On Jan 1, 2011, at 11:08 AM, Sam Geeraerts <address@hidden> wrote:

Harry wrote:
Also, regarding the signature, it's actually easy to remove, I just
did it on this message. You'd be surprised what one can do with an
iPhone - I dual boot mine with Android Froyo, have a terminal
emulator, etc. I also have access to Cydia, a port of APT to the
iPhone that works just like it does on Linux, and nothing can be
rejected from this because anyone can create a repository. Not to
mention booting almost any x86 OS like Linux or Windows 95 with

But I assume you can only do those things on the alternative OS, not the OS that came with it.

We could really go on with this all day, but the Terminal, Cydia, and Bochs are all done in iOS.

Jailbreaking is completely legal too, a DMCA exception was
approved specifically allowing jailbreaking and unlocking of phones.
Plus, I don't have to fight updates to the OS that close jailbreak
holes, because the smart people at the iPhone Dev Team figured out a
way to exploit the bootrom, which can't be fixed in a software

The fact that you have to jailbreak and exploit means that the device was designed to not give you the freedoms a general purpose computer (with or without phone capabilities) should have.

This is true. Like I said, we could go on debating this all day, and it would probably be best to take this off the gNewSense mailing list. Email me at address@hidden if you want to continue discussing it.

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