Did Apple install a rootkit in Apple TV? No.

[Update 4/5/2007 - Apple says it's your box but be mindful of voiding that warrantee]Several Apple TV modders are complaining that their enhancements to Apple TV, such as adding VNC and SSH, are being disabled over night. As some of my readers may recall, I wrote "Apple TV might obsolete the x86 appliance market" two months ago with some high hopes for it.

[Update 4/5/2007 - Apple says it's your box but be mindful of voiding that warrantee]

Several Apple TV modders are complaining that their enhancements to Apple TV, such as adding VNC and SSH, are being disabled over night. As some of my readers may recall, I wrote "Apple TV might obsolete the x86 appliance market" two months ago with some high hopes for it. I'm also hearing rumors that the USB port is disabled.

I'll be running some tests this week to see how we can hack this thing to run some cool applications like IPCop or Asterisk, but I admit I'm getting a little more discouraged, and it sounds like a little more work needs to be done. I'm beginning to wonder who owns the hardware, Apple or the user.

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