Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:44 UTC
Apple The website of a Miami-based networking and security solutions reseller became inaccessible Monday, shortly after the company began advertising an unauthorized Mac clone for a fraction of the cost of Apple's cheapest system. Dubbed OpenMac, the USD 400 offering from Psystar Corporation is described as 'a low-cost high-performance computing platform' based on the ongoing OSX86Project - a hacker-based initiative aimed at maintaining a version of the Mac OS X operating system for everyday PCs. The website is back online now, and the machine has been renamed to Open Computer. Update: Psystar says they will continue to sell the Open Computer system, despite the fact that it appears to violate Apple's EULA. "We're not breaking any laws," they insisted.
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by miscz on Tue 15th Apr 2008 12:29 UTC
miscz
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2005-07-17

I haven't read the whole thread but I think we're forgetting something. Isn't it illegal in USA to circumvent protection mechanisms like DRM in OSX?

For example, libdvdcss2 seems to be illegal to use there so why would cracking OSX kernel and modules wouldn't be? And no "I've bought this DVD" or "I own my machine" arguments seem to work.

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