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Old 02-01-2010, 05:01 PM   #1
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LXer: Could Apple's iPad be the New Firefox?

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Everyone is noting that Apple's iPad is a closed system; but there's a dangerous knock-on consequence of giving people the ultimate system for *consuming* content: they don't really understand computers. That's bad, because it means that politicians will find it even easier to bring in legislation like ACTA that will harm free software. Here's what can be done about it - and why the iPad might still be good news for open source.



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