backtop


Print 9 comment(s) - last by Homerboy.. on Apr 3 at 12:57 PM


Image courtesy Engadget
Modified kernel forces Mac Mini to give up the "Smallest OSX Computer" title.

When the specifications for the Apple TV were released, the speculation about how long it would take for a full-fledged OS to be run on the system began almost immediately. However, anyone estimating a time frame of "less than two weeks" might have been labeled as anything from "overly optimistic" to "insane."

A devoted Apple hacker named "semthex" has apparently created a modified OSX kernel and released it to the public. The truly amazing news is that the modified kernel is being distributed under the terms of Apple's own Apple Public Source License, with source code to follow.

A video has already been made and uploaded to Google Video showcasing the (more) functional Apple TV running the Intel build of OSX 10.4.8, and forum users are reporting various degrees of success.

The Apple TV sports rather mediocre specifications when compared to even the Mac Mini, but as shown by other open-source projects such as Xbox Media Center, dedicated coders have a way of squeezing every last ounce of performance out of a given platform. With the diminutive size of the Apple TV and quiet operation, it could make a very welcome addition to several home entertainment centers.

No word yet on whether or not the Apple TV will run Boot Camp; but as shown by this hack, it's probably just a matter of time.



Comments     Threshold


This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled

Good to playaround with !
By crystal clear on 4/3/2007 5:30:15 AM , Rating: 2
"Modified kernel forces Mac Mini to give up the "Smallest OSX Computer" title."

Yes another toy to play around on weekends like the PS3-
Experimenting!!!

Yes I will buy it just for that !!!

But prefer emphasis on the following-

Inside Apple's Leopard Server OS

"Apple's new OS X Server 10.5, which will be showcased at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in June."

http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jh...

"Apple Unveils Higher Quality DRM-Free Music on the iTunes Store"

DRM-Free Songs from EMI Available on iTunes for $1.29 in May
CUPERTINO, California—April 2, 2007—Apple® today announced that EMI Music’s entire digital catalog of music will be available for purchase DRM-free (without digital rights management) from the iTunes® Store (www.itunes.com) worldwide in May. DRM-free tracks from EMI will be offered at higher quality 256 kbps AAC encoding, resulting in audio quality indistinguishable from the original recording, for just $1.29 per song. In addition, iTunes customers will be able to easily upgrade their entire library of all previously purchased EMI content to the higher quality DRM-free versions for just 30 cents a song. iTunes will continue to offer its entire catalog, currently over five million songs, in the same versions as today—128 kbps AAC encoding with DRM—at the same price of 99 cents per song, alongside DRM-free higher quality versions when available

http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2007/04/02itunes.h...

During a press conference on Monday, Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced that iTunes will soon begin selling DRM-free music tracks from record label EMI and later fielded questions on the prospect of DRM-free videos, the affect of higher bit-rate tracks on future iPod capacities and more

http://www.appleinsider.com/article.php?id=2624




By crystal clear on 4/3/2007 5:59:33 AM , Rating: 1
Sorry skipped my mind-yes also D.T. has an article on

"Apple Unveils Higher Quality DRM-Free Music on the iTunes Store


"I'd be pissed too, but you didn't have to go all Minority Report on his ass!" -- Jon Stewart on police raiding Gizmodo editor Jason Chen's home

Related Articles













botimage
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. - RSS Feed | Advertise | About Us | Ethics | FAQ | Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information | Kristopher Kubicki