Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems As if selling non-Apple labelled computers with Mac OS X pre-installed and licensing the technology to do so to third parties wasn't enough, Psystar has now moved ahead and has started offering its Rebel EFI package for everyone to buy and use. It makes it possible for just about anyone to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer.
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OS X "tie-in" to Apple hardware
by obsidian on Sat 24th Oct 2009 10:11 UTC
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As readers will remember, not long ago Microsoft were strongly condemned for their "tie-in" (integration) of I.E. with Windows.

Ok, so now we have Apple selling OS X, and it has a license that *compels* the user to only run it on Apple machines. Surely, that is tie-in? The illegal restriction of user choice?

What's the difference between that and the MS situation? Is there a difference?

Edited 2009-10-24 10:18 UTC

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