Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:44 UTC
Apple The website of a Miami-based networking and security solutions reseller became inaccessible Monday, shortly after the company began advertising an unauthorized Mac clone for a fraction of the cost of Apple's cheapest system. Dubbed OpenMac, the USD 400 offering from Psystar Corporation is described as 'a low-cost high-performance computing platform' based on the ongoing OSX86Project - a hacker-based initiative aimed at maintaining a version of the Mac OS X operating system for everyday PCs. The website is back online now, and the machine has been renamed to Open Computer. Update: Psystar says they will continue to sell the Open Computer system, despite the fact that it appears to violate Apple's EULA. "We're not breaking any laws," they insisted.
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droidix
Member since:
2008-03-13

Apple-labelled meaning, a machine with Apple firmware; the same definition they used for their PowerPC; there is nothing stopping anyone from creating a PC, the line is drawn when you use Apple intellectual property (aka Apple Firmware) to enable you to run Mac OS X on a non-Apple machine - it would require, even if just a couple of lines of code, Apple firmware or emulation of it. All which violate it. Hence the reason why it was never a breach of contract to sell PowerPC equipment, it was the burning off the Apple firmware on the non-Apple machine which is a breach of contract.


Again, splitting hairs, but does the contract actually define "Apple-labeled" as "machine with Apple firmware" or, does it reference another document that does?

I might be wrong on this, but no actual copyrighted Apple firmware code is used for EFI emulation in modern day hackintoshs. Please correct me if I am mistaken.

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Again, splitting hairs, but does the contract actually define "Apple-labeled" as "machine with Apple firmware" or, does it reference another document that does?


You are the one coming up with the term 'Apple-labeled', the MacOS X EULA is quite clear, alo

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droidix Member since:
2008-03-13

Actually, that term appears quite frequently in license:

http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf

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