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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obsidian
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2007-05-12

Yes, there is a significant difference, many of them.

The issue with OSX is

(1) whether you are violating copyright to install it on the 'wrong' computer

(2) whether the EULA clause which prohibits that is enforceable.

(3) and, in the USA, whether, if it is enforceable, to break it and then use the software is a copyright violation.


The cases are Vernor vs Autocad, Blizzard vs MDY, Softman. Read each of them, including the groklaw account of Blizzard, and you will understand the issues.
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You can see that these are not the same thing at all.

Ahh... Very many thanks - that was a very good summary of the differences!

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