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[4]: Good luck...
by NeoX on Thu 9th Sep 2010 19:49 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good luck..."
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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.


No it is not irrelevant. Sorry for not being clearer, but I meant that Apple sells OS X for APPLE MAC CUSTOMERS. It is in the EULA that you are only to install it on a genuine Apple Macintosh Computer.


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.

No your example is totally irrelevant. You are comparing a vehicle to a computer and or software. Hardly the same thing. Apple has a right to say who can and cannot use their software and on what hardware they can install it on. If you don't like it you don't have to buy it.


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


Sorry, LAW was the wrong word. More like contract. An EULA is a contract between parties and as much as I think they suck, that does not make it invalid.


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?


You missed my point entirely. By selling only the OS X disc to someone that is buying a clone, they are POSSIBLY losing the sale of a Mac to go with it. Without clones you would have to buy a Mac if you wanted to run OS X.

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