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Kinect could come to the PC via third-party driver; Microsoft doesn't like it

This past week, Microsoft's Kinect camera controller for its Xbox 360 console finally made it to stores. Now a group has decided to give a $2,000 prize to the first development team that can create open source drivers that will make the Kinect hardware to work on PCs and other devices.

But it's clear that Microsoft doesn't care for this project at all. News.com reports that a Microsoft spokesperson stated, "Microsoft does not condone the modification of its products." It added that it has put in "numerous hardware and software safeguards" into Kinect to keep it working just for the Xbox 360 and that it will "work closely with law enforcement and product safety groups to keep Kinect tamper-resistant."

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