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The job is non-trivial, but I don't think it would be hard for someone 'experienced in the art'. 256k or even 512k is not a lot of code, and the ROMs are highly structured with a well-defined interface. I suspect it would be easier than cracking some of the more sophisticated copy-protection schemes used in Amiga games. In some respects ROM code is easier ...


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It may have been a combination of hubris and legal prudence on Commodore's part; per Commodore: The Amiga Years: The Amiga designers wanted something more original than [Berkeley Softworks'] proposal. "This may have been unfair, but part of it was we thought GEOS looked too much like a Mac; a color Mac before there was a color Mac," says [Dale] Luck. "It ...


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While some lawyers do occasionally file lawsuits based mainly on their targets having "deep pockets", like Microsoft had, this is not generally successful. In order for a typical corporate lawsuit to gain any traction in the court, the plaintiff must provide sufficient "standing". In order to establish standing, Apple sought to convince the court that ...


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