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Apple Treats Would-Be Hackers to Poetry

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Apple Treats Would-Be Hackers to Poetry

Apple Treats Would-Be Hackers to Poetry

Apple Treats Would-Be Hackers to Poetry

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Apple Computer can't stop people from trying to pirate its software, but it can issue pirates a warning. A hacker trying to steal the operating system, or OS, recently discovered that Apple put a poetic warning inside: Part of it reads: There once was a user that whined/His existing OS was so blind/He'd do better to pirate/An OS that ran great/But found his hardware declined. People have copied the poem and circulated it on the Web.

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