Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 27th Aug 2008 22:21 UTC, submitted by tzineos
Legal Mac clone maker Psystar plans to file its answer to Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday as well as a countersuit of its own, alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices. Miami-based Psystar, owned by Rudy Pedraza, will sue Apple under two federal laws designed to discourage monopolies and cartels, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, saying Apple's tying of the Mac OS to Apple-labeled hardware is "an anticompetitive restrain of trade", according to attorney Colby Springer of antitrust specialists Carr & Ferrell. Psystar is requesting that the court find Apple's EULA void, and is asking for unspecified damages. Psystar's attorneys are calling Apple's allegations of Psystar's copyright infringement "misinformed and mischaracterized". Psystar argues that its OpenComputer product is shipped with a fully licensed, unmodified copy of Mac OS X, and that the company has simply "leveraged open source-licensed code including Apple's OS" to enable a PC to run the Mac operating system.
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What a strange world...
by GStepper on Fri 29th Aug 2008 14:58 UTC
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- Apple sales their own computers (hardware & Software).
- Apple is not a monopoly on the computer market.
- Apple has no interest in selling their macintosh's operating system (aka Mac OS X) to third party vendors.
- Apple business is efficient and doesn't need "help" for Psystar. Quite the opposite, Psystar needs Apple.
Now there's a concept everybody should understand, it's the concept of "expensive". In fact, expensive means nothing except "I can't afford it". To prove this, just consider the situation where you'd be a multi-millonaire. In this situation would you consider a 1000, 2000 or 3000 $ computer expensive ? I know some intellectualy dishonnest people would say something like "no, I'd stick to my principles...bla, bla, bla...) Hence if you can't afford a macintosh because it's expensive, don't buy it period !

Another analogy can be made with car industry, can you buy (brand new from the manufacturer) a dodge viper engine to put it in your home-made chassis ? No ! Can you complain that Dodge is a monopoly ? No !
Now Psystar's supporters, have you ever tried the process you defend in real life ? Do you have sent to court Rolls royce, Ferrari, you-name-it because it's "expensive" ? No !

Psystar is not only "naive" but stupid. They act like a child who, once he/she learnt to ask something withe "please", thinks the natural and obvious answer is Yes ! Dear Apple, can I make money on YOUR market with your OS PLEASE? Apple responded NO!
I really hope Apple will win !

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