Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 07:33 UTC
Legal Earlier this week we reported on the court case between Apple and PsyStar, stating they went into settlement negotiations. Details, however, were sparse. The law firm representing PsyStar has now replied to the matter, and there's good news for those of us who hope to see crazy EULA clauses tested in court.
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RE[4]: Not Surprised
by bert64 on Wed 22nd Oct 2008 15:33 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Not Surprised"
bert64
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2007-04-23

Apple retain backwards compatibility long enough...
And they retain it by providing emulation, rather than encumbering new software with old bugs and design flaws...
I have an Intel based Mac, and it can run ppc osx apps through emulation despite the different hardware. I can also emulate PPC or M68k macs running OS9 or earlier and run older apps, which in some cases are faster than the real hardware was. That said, i have very little use for such old apps, mostly proprietary games.
On the other hand, old open source apps can generally just be recompiled - i run xv on my mac, which was written for unix systems in the early 90s and hasn't really changed since then.

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