Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 26th May 2009 19:13 UTC, submitted by Governa
In the News The news has been out for a few hours already, but we were waiting for some official documentation and sources until we would publish it: Psystar, the Macintosh "clone" maker, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Apparently, the small company has a debt of USD 259000. The filing was made on a voluntary basis, and according to Psystar the financial troubles arise from the economic downturn.
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RE[2]: Wow!
by ferrels on Wed 27th May 2009 12:05 UTC in reply to "RE: Wow!"
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Back in the days of the Apple I, Apple II, Apple III, and Motorolla 68K Macintosh, Apple sued several companies out of existence for making clones. They use this same biusiness model today...closed hardware (or so they think), closed software, and sue the hell out of anyone who even thinks about creating clones or developing unlicensed hardware/software for their products. This model nearly put them out of business back in 1990's so you'd think that maybe they would have learned a lesson, but unfortunately they haven't.

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