Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 14:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Psystar announced it Rebel EFI package, the company was quickly accused of simply taking open source code, repackaging it, and selling it for USD 50. While selling open source code is not a problem, not making the source code available if the license demands it is. Netkas, famous OSX86 hacker, and a Russian site are now claiming they have found the smoking gun.
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RE[5]: Comment by kaiwai
by tomcat on Thu 29th Oct 2009 07:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by kaiwai"
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Um, why is that bad?


Because you don't have to use iTunes in order to use Quicktime; therefore, it makes no sense to bundle iTunes with a Quicktime security update. It's yet another sleazy way for Apple to get their crappy iTunes software on the machine.


I don't recall this one. Link please?


http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/05/08/22/apple_targets_unautho...

This case is particularly sad and pointless. It amply demonstrates why people hate attorneys. Assholes.

http://www.macblogz.com/2008/10/07/apples-ruthless-legal-team-goes-...


Proof please?


http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9003879/Apple_Steve_Jobs_kne...

Every phone has a kill switch and if they don't, carriers put them in anyway. How is that any worse on the iPhone than every other cel phone out there?


Hold on a sec. That's not true. Every phone does not have a kill switch for particular applications. I can write an app and put it on my WinMo phone, and neither Microsoft nor Sprint is going to be able to kill it.

Evidence?


http://www.kottke.org/07/03/artist-christian-marclay-says-that-appl...

http://old.onebiglibrary.net/obl/onebiglibrary.net/story/did-apple-...

http://www.engadget.com/2006/01/21/apples-ad-sinks-to-such-great-lo...

Every company stretches the truth about products, it's called advertising. Still, what kind of outright lies have you seen? I must have missed those particular commercials. Advertising and marketing is a world of half-truths


I don't have enough time in my day to list all of them. But, I'll summarize. If you believe Apple, every PC is infested with malware, crashes constantly, loses data, etc, etc. None of these claims is particularly relevant to Microsoft's modern operating systems. Worse, they ignore obvious problems in Apple's own operating system. Do you think that Apple is going to mention the complete loss of data in Snow Leopard when a user interacts with Guest? Nope. They'll keep pounding away with the same BS.

Edited 2009-10-29 07:31 UTC

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