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#1 Ravyu

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 01:58 AM

So either I wasn't paying attention to recent news or Nintendo has been very quiet about this
I was looking at the tech specs page of the Wii U at the official website and it had stated that the Wii U OS is open source and they had a link to the page where you can download it (below)

http://www.nintendo..../oss/index.html

I'm not sure what this means, but I hope it gives us the ability to customise the OS (Custom Background Anyone?)
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 02:49 AM

Those look like development software libraries. They're not as far as I'm aware going to allow consumers to modify the existing UI. so no you won't be able to customise the UI.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 05:54 AM

Hmm, that's interesting...
But yeah, even if you could modify the menu it would probably count as modified data which violates the user agreement.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:40 AM

since i live in lebanon i have slow as hell internet and the power cuts every 2 hours so can i download the newest os update and put on my wii u?

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 06:44 AM

The Wii U console includes open source software distributed under the terms of various open source licenses, including the GNU Library General Public License 2.0, the GNU Lesser General Public license 2.1, the Mozilla Public License Version 1.1, and the Mini-XML License (collectively, the "OSS Licenses"). In accordance with the OSS Licenses, we are making the source code of the open source software available to you."

It's the source code.

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 09:02 AM

And it's only the parts which are Open Source.
They did this previously too, with the 3DS' Web-browser since it used source from webkit.

Warning: Cannot modify header information - headers already sent by (output started at /home/thewiiu/public_html/ips_kernel/HTMLPurifier/HTMLPurifier/DefinitionCache/Serializer.php:133) in /home/thewiiu/public_html/ips_kernel/classAjax.php on line 328
{"success":1,"post":"\n\n
\n\t\t<\/a>\n\t\t\n\t\n\t\t\n\t\t
\n\t\t\t\n\t\t\t\t


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Posted 12 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

That's pretty coolies

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Posted 12 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

since i live in lebanon i have slow as hell internet and the power cuts every 2 hours so can i download the newest os update and put on my wii u?

LOL they sell legit Wii U's in Lebanon? Last time I was there I didn't find any legit console.

(yeah I'm from Lebanon but live in Canada).

On topic: I highly doubt they would allow you to modify anything... Wouldn't it be a breach allowing people to hack in some way? I'm not a hacker, so I don't know.
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Posted 12 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

I feel its just to optimise certain web pages to be Wii U friendly
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:47 AM

LOL they sell legit Wii U's in Lebanon? Last time I was there I didn't find any legit console.

(yeah I'm from Lebanon but live in Canada).

On topic: I highly doubt they would allow you to modify anything... Wouldn't it be a breach allowing people to hack in some way? I'm not a hacker, so I don't know.

they do but i have to drive to beruit

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:07 AM

LOL they sell legit Wii U's in Lebanon? Last time I was there I didn't find any legit console.

(yeah I'm from Lebanon but live in Canada).

On topic: I highly doubt they would allow you to modify anything... Wouldn't it be a breach allowing people to hack in some way? I'm not a hacker, so I don't know.

Yes, they do sell wii u's in lebanon. Im lebanese , I live there and I own an updated wii u.
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#12 stevenk

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:12 AM

Yes, they do sell wii u's in lebanon. Im lebanese , I live there and I own an updated wii u.

how long did it take and how fast is ur intenet

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 10:51 AM

It's funny how their is so many Lebanese on a pretty small forum.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 11:35 AM

how long did it take and how fast is ur intenet

Well, it did take sooo much time like 3-4 hours.
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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:55 PM

since i live in lebanon i have slow as hell internet and the power cuts every 2 hours so can i download the newest os update and put on my wii u?


No, this thread has nothing to do with that at all.

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