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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: 5, Informative) by frojack on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:06AM

    by frojack (1554) on Tuesday March 04 2014, @12:06AM (#10359) Journal

    You will note that Lexmark lost this fight, and upon hearing that HP decided not
    to go down that road. All HP does is disable its ink level detection circuits
    if they can't sense one of their own cartridges. The printers still work.

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