[NTLK] write to Tim Cook
denstene at mac.com
Fri Dec 2 11:49:05 EST 2011
> On 2011-December-02, at 7:56 AM, Nic Malone wrote:
>> Apple made OS 7 available from their website for use without a licence a few years ago. So why not Newton OS?
> On Fri, Dec 2, 2011 at 10:01 AM, David Ensteness <denstene at mac.com> wrote:
>> Mac OS v.7.5.5 has been available to anyone with a Mac that will run it (i.e. granting a license for supported hardware) for something like 15 years if I recall correctly [via support.apple.com].
> On Dec 2, 2011, at 10:40 AM, Andrei Chichak wrote:
>> This is a very different situation. With OS7, you get a runnable version, very much like what you get in the ROM of your Newton. With the Newton, you can download the updates that will bring it up to date to the day that it was deleted. You are asking for Apple to give you the source code for the Newton.
In case it was unclear – agreed with Andrei, the two are not the same.
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