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posted by LaminatorX on Monday March 03 2014, @11:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the Java-should-be-open dept.

r00t writes:

"Taking a page out of Lexmark playbook, the Keurig company, famous for it's one-cup coffee making system, now comes with new and improved 100% DRM. Apparently, Keurig is upset over re-usable third-party 'coffee pods' which allow the consumer to escape the Keurig throw-away models which carry a retail price 5% to 25% more. Keurig's CEO, Brian Kelly referred to the move as 'game-changing performance.' Perhaps this will finally be the year of Linux on the Coffe Maker?"

 
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  • (Score: 2, Interesting) by BradleyAndersen on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:03AM

    by BradleyAndersen (3383) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:03AM (#10358) Homepage

    when i by X, i should be allowed to do with X whatever i please, so long as i am not harming others through such use. i *almost* bought one of these ... now i will re-think.

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  • (Score: 5, Interesting) by frojack on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:11AM

    by frojack (1554) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:11AM (#10362) Journal

    i *almost* bought one of these ... now i will re-think.

    Don't buy.
    These are amazingly fragile and fickle devices.
    The warranty return rate on them is sky-high. Especially the earlier models.

    Most of the time Keurig stands behind the product and ships you a new one so you
    are only without the device for a week or two. My brother's machine broke down 3
    times, and each time he was upgraded to the newer model free of charge.

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    No, you are mistaken. I've always had this sig.
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:56PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday March 04 2014, @05:56PM (#10817)

      Anonymous posting for reasons.

      I've been told point-blank by people who sell and service these machines not to touch any consumer model, because the water pump is made of shitty cheap material that WILL break within months. The office models have slightly better pumps. For some values of "better".

      Do keep in mind, the money is selling you the overpriced refills. The brewing machine is effectively a loss-leader disposable item, and is engineered as such.

    • (Score: 1) by MachineShedFred on Tuesday March 04 2014, @08:35PM

      by MachineShedFred (1656) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @08:35PM (#10933)

      and each time he was upgraded to the newer model free of charge.

      Which, they'll happily do now, as the new model will contain their DRM shit that prevents you from not having to buy their blessed fucking coffee.