Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 2nd Dec 2008 22:42 UTC, submitted by anon
Legal The legal back-and-forth between Apple and clone-maker PsyStar continues to develop, with the latest news being a move by Apple - the Cupertino company has invoked something with many already predicted Apple would call upon: the DMCA, or the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. This was done in an amendment to the original suit, filed in July this year.
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RE: What can I say?
by h3rman on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 16:23 UTC in reply to "What can I say?"
h3rman
Member since:
2006-08-09

Go Psystar. Win this. Then I might just buy one of your computers after all.


I'm afraid you're going to have to buy one right now to help them perhaps even survive the attack of the Apple lawyers' army. :-)

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RE[2]: What can I say?
by Darkmage on Wed 3rd Dec 2008 16:45 in reply to "RE: What can I say?"
Darkmage Member since:
2006-10-20

The psystar machines DO come with a boxed copy of mac osx, that's written on their website. So I doubt they're being sued for that. As far as I know an unmodified osx kernel will boot on a pc with a hacked bios. I have not tried this myself but I did hear about it from some people in the osx86 community. If that's true then all Psystar is changing is some ACPI strings in the pc's bios. Else they are emulating the ACPI calls through an EFI emulator. They may also be modifying some device drivers, stuff like nvidia etc. but generally that's just adding some device id's to some text files and adding a few new .kext files to injext/boot the drivers up. they might not even do that if they supply the right GPUs. Audio is basically the same.

Edited 2008-12-03 16:47 UTC

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RE[3]: What can I say?
by NeoX on Thu 4th Dec 2008 02:03 in reply to "RE[2]: What can I say?"
NeoX Member since:
2006-02-19

As far as I know an unmodified osx kernel will boot on a pc with a hacked bios. I have not tried this myself but I did hear about it from some people in the osx86 community. If that's true then all Psystar is changing is some ACPI strings in the pc's bios. Else they are emulating the ACPI calls through an EFI emulator. They may also be modifying some device drivers, stuff like nvidia etc. but generally that's just adding some device id's to some text files and adding a few new .kext files to injext/boot the drivers up. they might not even do that if they supply the right GPUs. Audio is basically the same.

Wrong. You cannot simply install OSX retail on a "moded" Pystar Computer. You have to do modifications to the OS, which is the problem.

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