Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There's this hole here at OSNews, a hole left when Psystar was dealt a devastating blow by Apple's legal team. That whole saga provided a nice steady stream of news articles that's been dried up for a while. However, Psystar was not the only clone maker out there - what happened to Quo Computer, that clone maker with an actual real-world store front? They're still here, and just launched a new product.
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RE[3]: Good luck...
by tupp on Thu 9th Sep 2010 06:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good luck..."
tupp
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Except that Apple sells OS X only for Apple customers that have bought Apple products.

That point is irrelevant. Anyone buying a boxed version of OSX is an Apple customer.

Furthermore, Apple sells OSX openly, and Apple sets its price.


It was never intended for clone makers to buy and users installing it on a clone are breaking the EULA.

Again, two irrelevant points.

The manufacturer's intentions are meaningless the moment the product is sold. Chevrolet never intended for it's pick-up trucks to be modified, but, nonetheless, Chevrolet can do nothing to prevent this: http://www.4x4truckstrailers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/jacked-... The person who bought the truck is free to do with it as he/she sees fit.

Also, an EULA is just a declaration by the manufacturer. No part of an EULA is law, and, often, provisions in EULAs are ruled invalid.


I know, I know, big whoop right? Some people do obey laws I guess...

Please name the government statute that one is violating by installing OSX on a non-Apple computer.


And even if Apple gets the money for the OS X disc they are still possibly losing money on the sell of an actual Apple Mac.

Apple sets the price for the retail box. If Apples sets it too low, who's fault is that?

Secondly, How could Apple be losing money by selling extra copies of OSX?

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