Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal The legal case between Apple and Psystar has just taken another, very small turn. Psystar gained a small victory over Apple today, because U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup allowed Psystar to modify its counter-suit against Apple, after he had dismissed the original counter-suit. However, something more interesting came out of this ruling: the judge hinted at what would happen if Psystar were to win.
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Apple could avoid all this
by theCyberHawk on Tue 10th Feb 2009 01:46 UTC
theCyberHawk
Member since:
2008-08-13

I think by creating a special version of Mac OS X, say a cut-edition, or something, that would legally install on the average PC, hence instantly gaining at least 30% of OS market. And more advance versions aka "business"/"ultimate" that would legally install only on Mac HW.
They were simply afraid to enter the PC market and face Micros$$oft. That's all.

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RE: Apple could avoid all this
by tyrione on Tue 10th Feb 2009 02:37 in reply to "Apple could avoid all this"
tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

Apple is testing the waters. They could lock their OS down and only run on certified Apple hardware or they could offer that sweet spot headless mid-tower everyone has been crying about and subsequently castrate the clone vendors.

If they are serious with the second option the Mac mini will be larger and include a dedicated GPU and be at least as tall as the Shuttle system case.

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penguin7009 Member since:
2005-07-10

To be quite honest when I had a problem with my Psystar Mac I never even thought once about calling Apple Support. I purchased my computer from Psystar and they were the only ones I even thought of calling for support. Since they took good care of my problem there was no need to call anyone else.

Quite honestly as far as Mac X goes there is really no need to call Apple. It just works and works great!

penguin

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