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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Why are people so oblivious to the fact...
by Hussein on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 02:46 UTC
Hussein
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2008-11-22

Apple doesn't want its software on anything but its hardware. Do you really believe the true cost of OS X is $129? The cost of the upgrade copies is subsidized by the cost of Macs (hardware).

"If I buy a car can the manufacturer sue me for putting it on the roof of my house? or for selling that car to someone who wants to use it in his garage? No I think not. Why the hell should PC software be different to a car?"

Buying a Mac (hardware) and putting it on your house's roof or selling it to your friend would be a similar analogy. Apple wont mind you doing that.


"Psystar is essentially selling an extremely modded car with custom bits, and are saying this works how we've modded it, if you make new mods you're on your own."

No that's not it! Not even close! Psystar aren't selling modded Macs. They are selling illegal clones (fake Macs). There are plenty of modded G4 Cubes on eBay, there is nothing illegal about that.

If you want OS X get a Mac. You are not forced to use it. Is OS X so great, and the others are so aweful, that Psystar's only chance of competing is selling Mac clones? I personally don't think so. Windows is the near perfect OS for everyone, so why do people go through the trouble of pirating/hacking OS X, an OS that doesn't have as much useful apps as Windows?
If Psystar really wanted to, they can use BSD or GNU and develop there OS around it. No one is stopping them! They can go further than that and base there OS on Darwin (Mac OS X kernel), the source code is freely avaiable on Apple's website.

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