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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leech
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2006-01-10

[quote]No that's not it! Not even close! Psystar aren't selling modded Macs. They are selling illegal clones (fake Macs).[/quote]

That's a load of horse crap. They are selling regular PCs that have hardware that is picked to work with Mac OS X along with a legally purchased copy of it.

Sadly, not only Apple wants them to go away, but I bet Microsoft would love to see them go away as well.

Come on, when Steve Jobs thought it through to port the Mac OS to x86 hardware, he should have known that this very thing would eventually happen.

The 'Clone' was what really made Windows successful in the first place. Remember the days when they weren't called 'PC' but called "IBM PC Compatible'? If IBM hadn't allowed the cloning of it's x86 hardware back then, we'd have a lot more choices in our platform than we do now. Whether that would be a good thing or bad thing, is debatable. I think it would be a good thing (competition feeds innovation and all that jazz.)

I say bring on the clones!

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