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[3]: Oh no..
by Laurence on Tue 6th Oct 2009 13:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Oh no.."
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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.

Apple didn't devise the hardware though. In fact, bar the logic board, it's just standard PC hardware.
And you can't even argue that the logic board is what seperates the OS X's performance / stability from a typical PC World-built (for example) Windows desktop.

Apple aren't the hardware OEMs, they're hardware middle men. They're a software house that pre-loads their products onto off-the-shell hardware.

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.

Competition laws say why other companies SHOULD be allowed to undercut you.

And if Apple don't want to compete in price, then they should just continue to compete on quality.
After all, if their hardware is so fraking magical (like Jobs like to exclaim), then people will continue to buy their hardware from Apple.

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