Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 22:42 UTC, submitted by anon
Legal The legal back-and-forth between Apple and clone-maker PsyStar continues to develop, with the latest news being a move by Apple - the Cupertino company has invoked something with many already predicted Apple would call upon: the DMCA, or the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This was done in an amendment to the original suit, filed in July this year.
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RE: Um, reaching a bit?
by sultanqasim on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 00:03 UTC in reply to "Um, reaching a bit?"
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It's true that the OS X used by Psystar is essentially an OSx86 version but it seems to be their own OSx86 distribution (just like linux distro) with their custom updater software etc. The main problem that Apple seems to have with them is that they have the guts to sell a hacked, sort-of pirated and illegal* copy of OS X and claim that it is like a real mac. It may also be concerning Apple in the sense that people are getting bad impressions of OS X from these comps Yes, I admit to having tried using forms of OSx86 and I must admit that they kinda suck and seem uhh... illegal hack-like and buggy.

*Illegal if you count EULAs as law. Some people of the GNU extremist type will dismiss EULAs, contracts, licenses, copyrights, trade secrets, and anything proprietary as invalid.

P.S. If you feel offended about what I said about the GNU type, please don't take this personally and don't start a flamewar. Lets all be geeky friends :-)

Edited 2008-12-03 00:08 UTC

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