OCT
31
2003

KDE on Television Show 24

The third series of television show 24 started in the US last week. In the aim to improve security, The Counter Terrorist Unit seem to have switched operating system from MacOS to KDE. Interestingly they used a 3-year-old KDE 1.x desktop. These older icons are made available under a public domain licence. If a GPL'd set of icons had been used, would we now be legally able to modify, sell and distribute the episode under the terms of the GPL over the internet?

Comments

To improve security? How often has MacOS (any version) been hacked relative to Linux?

And how is KDE comparable to MacOS (any version); the latter is a full operating system,
KDE is little more than a desktop (plus some other appendages).


By Hoju Han at Tue, 2003/11/04 - 6:00am

Just to clarify, the screen shot posted was actually in the prison from the beginning of the episode, most of CTU is still using Macs as far as I can tell.


By no one at Tue, 2003/11/04 - 6:00am

I am sure someone must have posted this, however I can't find it.

>> The Counter Terrorist Unit seem to have switched operating system from MacOS to KDE

Since when was KDE considered an operating system?


By nonamenobody at Thu, 2003/11/06 - 6:00am

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