Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 24th Dec 2008 20:49 UTC, submitted by judgen
Legal The legal back-and-forth between PsyStar and Apple is slowly but surely moving into the twilight zone. Not too long ago we had Apple going all black helicopter on PsyStar claiming people and/or companies other than PsyStar are involved in the clone maker's unlawful practices, even though Apple could so far not name any of them because, well, they don't know who they are yet. If that wasn't enough, PsyStar now claims that Apple's copyright on Mac OS X is invalid.
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Humorous
by shadow_x99 on Thu 25th Dec 2008 21:05 UTC
shadow_x99
Member since:
2006-05-12

It seems that every once in a while, there are some weird lawsuits launched agaisnt some successful company...

Sco vs IBM
Microsoft vs Mike Row Soft
Psystar vs Apple
etc.

It is at best pitiful.

At the worst, Apple may simply stop to sell retail versions of OS X and start publishing new versions of OS X online using a valve-like strategy (i.e. Steam) or blizzard-like strategy (i.e. WoW Patch System)

Psystar cannot do business if they cannot get their hands on these shiny retail copies...

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RE: Humorous
by Bobthearch on Fri 26th Dec 2008 05:43 in reply to "Humorous"
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2006-01-27

At the worst, Apple may simply stop to sell retail versions of OS X and start publishing new versions of OS X online using a valve-like strategy (i.e. Steam) or blizzard-like strategy (i.e. WoW Patch System)

Psystar cannot do business if they cannot get their hands on these shiny retail copies...


I've been wondering this myself. If Apple intends for the retail box OSX packages to only be installed as 'upgrades', why do they include the entire operating system?

And if Apple is genuinely interested in preventing their OS from being installed on other makers' computers, the most obvious solution is for Apple to return to their own propietary hardware that isn't available to anyone else.

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