Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is interesting news that hit my inbox at 2:22 AM (don't ask). It seems like the concept of selling Mac clones is more lucrative than many have anticipated, as I've just been informed via email that the German PearC has expanded its business into the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and France. Together with the news that Psystar emerged from chapter 11, it looks like the market for Mac clones is more lucrative than many of us had imagined.
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Yes, they will say f--k to Microsoft. But the difference is Microsoft choose from the beginning to be a software company. And Apple choose a different commercial model.

Good for Apple. They chose a different model, just as I can choose to ignore it. As long as they sell the OSX as a different product (the retail discs), the law seems to be on my side, at least in my part of the world, that they can't dictate what I can use it with.

I'm not quite sure of the details, and I'm not very interested in them because I've seen enough Macs to let go of a lot of the "magic" feeling they seemed to have from afar.

But, as far as every other kind of service goes, and as far as I know, since I'm not a lawyer, in Brazil, they have no right to force me to use a producte only the way they want me to.

If Apple wants to allow people to only use OSX on Apple's hardware, I guess they'll have to stop selling the discs outside U.S.A. Because it seems to be perfectly legal in quite a few places.

Please, don't take my view as serious fact. I *believe* it to be true, but I don't have enough interest in the matter to actually check it thoroughly. Perhaps I should ask it to my lawyer the next time I see him, just out of curiosity.

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