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Alone Against Apple

The time has come.

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Hrm... Are we the only ones against Apple?

The clampdown on social media is devastating. Ron Paul, of all people, was stomped on by Facebook. A few weeks back, Facebook hired on five IT experts on censorship from mainland China, now working in their Seattle office. Apple helped China crush the Hong Kong protests. Back home, the likes of John Gruber write about the New York Yankees and the curvature radius of the corners on rounded rectangles.

The time has come.

Apple is a part of this mess, you know. They're not the saintly crew that Tim Cook paints them to be. Straight through their technology they've become increasingly repressive, destroying and trashing good years of hard work by NeXT engineers, making a mockery of good honest admirable computer science.

You cannot boot an Apple device without prior approval from Apple. Your Apple purchase comes from the factory with this approval in a sovereign component. Should you wish to 'wipe and reinstall', you need that approval again.

Every application you launch on an Apple product is monitored in realtime by Apple. (And you wondered why they needed that monster facility in North Carolina?) Your application launches are not only recorded and logged, they also need Apple's express approval.

Apple can at any time choose to 'brick' your Apple product. Perhaps a single app they don't like, or perhaps the entire device. 'Brick' as in render useless. As in 'annihilate', reduce to nothing.

The infamous and not so mythical 'kill switch'.

It's time to fight back. Using an Apple computer, there is only one way. We have that way, and it would seem we're entirely alone. Everyone else is too busy following the New York Yankees.

Rixstep's suite of 'anti-Apple' software titles is all you'll need to fight Apple. There is namely an 'Achilles heel' in all devious schemes, and Apple's is no exception.

By using this suite, and by practicing sensible computer use, you can avoid the crunch by Apple, you can avoid having your every application launch recorded by Apple, you can escape Apple's feared 'kill switch'.

This is no long-time solution: Apple went over to the Dark Side. Wiping and reinstalling will still require the same nod to the demons in Cupertino. But at least, for now, you'll be spared further intrusion until you find a new platform where you are totally free.

The Products

1. The ACP/Xfile Test Drive.

This product is completely free. No strings save for the occasional request (which you can ignore) that you buy the real product.

The ACP/Xfile Test Drive is a small collection of the 'ACP' - 'Apple Core Project' which has over 120 applications and utilities.

2. The real ACP.

This is the bee's knees. The whole enchilada. This product includes new products as well - for free. And for a full year at no additional cost. Renewals are possible after this first year.

3. The Xfile Collection

The Xfile Collection is a subset of the ACP devoted exclusively to file management.

It's important to understand what you're up against, and it's vital you do something about it. Fight Apple.

Find further info on purchases here.


Find a link to the Test Drive at the top of any of our web pages.

About Rixstep

Stockholm/London-based Rixstep are a constellation of programmers and support staff from Radsoft Laboratories who tired of Windows vulnerabilities, Linux driver issues, and cursing x86 hardware all day long. Rixstep have many years of experience behind their efforts, with teaching and consulting credentials from the likes of British Aerospace, General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Lloyds TSB, SAAB Defence Systems, British Broadcasting Corporation, Barclays Bank, IBM, Microsoft, and Sony/Ericsson.

Rixstep and Radsoft products are or have been in use by Sweden's Royal Mail, Sony/Ericsson, the US Department of Defense, the offices of the US Supreme Court, the Government of Western Australia, the German Federal Police, Verizon Wireless, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Microsoft Corporation, the New York Times, Apple Inc, Oxford University, and hundreds of research institutes around the globe. See here.

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