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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RE[2]: welcome the clones!
by google_ninja on Tue 10th Feb 2009 02:08 UTC in reply to "RE: welcome the clones!"
google_ninja
Member since:
2006-02-05

Noone is saying they have to support them.

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RE[3]: welcome the clones!
by godDLL on Tue 10th Feb 2009 14:10 in reply to "RE[2]: welcome the clones!"
godDLL Member since:
2008-12-11

I make OS.
You buy it. Resell it. Make profit.
Left me out of the loop. Will not support your customers.
Now what? Should I make more OS? Will happen again.
Not fare.

Will put effort into differentiating platform by providing services like on-line storage with dedicated hardware of some sort, so only my customers can enjoy it.
Will fail to impress. Become irritated.
Sign up with Sony, for using the Cell in desktop machines.

You left with customer base with no further updates. Bye.

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RE[4]: welcome the clones!
by Soulbender on Tue 10th Feb 2009 14:19 in reply to "RE[3]: welcome the clones!"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18


I make OS.
You buy it. Resell it. Make profit.
Left me out of the loop. Will not support your customers.
Now what? Should I make more OS? Will happen again.
Not fare.


Wow, that sounds almost like...every other industry on planet earth. Other sectors can cope with people reselling products, there's no reason why software should be different.
Btw, if you're not making a profit from selling it in the first place you're doing something very wrong.

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RE[4]: welcome the clones!
by google_ninja on Tue 10th Feb 2009 18:50 in reply to "RE[3]: welcome the clones!"
google_ninja Member since:
2006-02-05

Apple is a hardware company that spends a lot of time and money on marketing itself as high quality machines. Psystar and anything that comes after them will be marketing themselves as cheap osx machines. They can't call themselves Macs, because that is a trademark that apple controls.

If you want the mac experience, you buy a mac. If you just want OSX on the cheap, you go through a clone. It isn't that hard.

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