Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 21:45 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just when you thought you saw it all. So, we all know about Psystar, the two lawsuits between them and Apple, and all the other stuff that's been regurgitated about ten million times on OSNews alone. Well, that little company has taken its business to the next level - by announcing an OEM licensing program.
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RE[2]: Oh no..
by wirespot on Tue 6th Oct 2009 10:21 UTC in reply to "RE: Oh no.."
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Ah, but what about the DMCA? It could be argued that Psystar is providing tools to circumvent Apple's methods of preventing OS X from running on non-Apple hardware. Recent lawsuits have decided that it doesn't even have to be good protection, just be there. And you're not allowed to break it.

But this aside, Psystar would simply do what the hackintosh forum is doing. Except they do it for money. Apple's biggest problem has always been the hardware clones. Apple sells hardware. Their OS is just the added value to make that hardware more attractive. If end users want to tinker with OS X themselves, they're fine with it. But if a rival company tries to hurt their hardware sales, that's another thing.

I personally feel that if I device a really nice piece of hardware, and also a nice piece of software to go with it, and make a nice profit out of selling the two, it's entirely my merit. I don't see why someone else should be able to sell much cheaper hardware with MY software and undercut my business. They can build their own software and God bless them. So I'm with Apple in spirit on this one.

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