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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Comment by mynameisnobody
by mynameisnobody on Sun 5th Jul 2009 11:04 UTC
mynameisnobody
Member since:
2009-07-05

You don't get it, hey?

It s not the case of re-selling your PC or your iPhone!!!!
It is not the case of re-selling your copy of OSX!!!!
It is not the case of installing your OSX on your privately used PC!!!
You can it and shout it out to the world what a technically savvy bloke you are.

Ask DELL or HP which OS they'd rather pre-install on their PCs. OSX of course.
Why don't they? BECAUSE APPLE REFUSES TO SELL THEM LICENSES

Why don't Psystar and Pear PC sell their PCs with Windows or Linux pre-installed?

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RE: Comment by mynameisnobody
by dmantione on Sun 5th Jul 2009 11:58 in reply to "Comment by mynameisnobody"
dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06

You don't get it, hey?
Ask DELL or HP which OS they'd rather pre-install on their PCs. OSX of course.
Why don't they? BECAUSE APPLE REFUSES TO SELL THEM LICENSES


That's okay. Nothing forces Apple to sell copies (!) to HP or Dell. But apparently, Psistar and PearC are still able to buy copies. But there is also really no law that forbids them to install PC's with those copies.

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testman Member since:
2007-10-15

That's okay. Nothing forces Apple to sell copies (!) to HP or Dell. But apparently, Psistar and PearC are still able to buy copies.

That is fine, however:

But there is also really no law that forbids them to install PC's with those copies.

…and yet it is in the courts as we speak.

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RE: Comment by mynameisnobody
by unclefester on Sun 5th Jul 2009 12:29 in reply to "Comment by mynameisnobody"
unclefester Member since:
2007-01-13

Ask DELL or HP which OS they'd rather pre-install on their PCs. OSX of course.
Why don't they? BECAUSE APPLE REFUSES TO SELL THEM LICENSES


It is very likely that Dell and HP are only willing to pay $15-25 per licence. They wouldn't even consider paying full retail prices. That is why Apple won't sell OSX to them.

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tyrione Member since:
2005-11-21

" Ask DELL or HP which OS they'd rather pre-install on their PCs. OSX of course.
Why don't they? BECAUSE APPLE REFUSES TO SELL THEM LICENSES


It is very likely that Dell and HP are only willing to pay $15-25 per licence. They wouldn't even consider paying full retail prices. That is why Apple won't sell OSX to them.
"

They've never been offered and never will.

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RE: Comment by mynameisnobody
by Bobthearch on Sun 5th Jul 2009 16:55 in reply to "Comment by mynameisnobody"
Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Ask DELL or HP which OS they'd rather pre-install on their PCs. OSX of course.
Why don't they? BECAUSE APPLE REFUSES TO SELL THEM LICENSES

Apple refuses to sell them bulk wholesale licensing. But legally (IMO) there's nothing stopping Dell or HP from buying OSX at full retail just like Pystar.

Why don't Psystar and Pear PC sell their PCs with Windows or Linux pre-installed?

Not sure about Pear C, but Pystar does sell computers will Windows and Linux installed. Choose the computer model, choose the OS, and Pystar builds to your specs. From a consumer's standpoint, what could be better?

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Here I did it again - confusing or mis-typing PearPC and Pear C. Now there's a cause for a copyright lawsuit...

Edited 2009-07-05 16:58 UTC

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RE: Comment by mynameisnobody
by computrius on Sun 5th Jul 2009 23:56 in reply to "Comment by mynameisnobody"
computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

Psystar does actually, along the side of the osx pcs

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RE: Comment by - jurisdiction
by jabbotts on Mon 6th Jul 2009 00:36 in reply to "Comment by mynameisnobody"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Your ignoring Jurisdiction. Psystar is within US law and, being in court for more than an hour, seems to be in a legal grey area currently being clarified.

PearC is within EU law which clearly allows for the business model unless next week's news involves another court case.

Stop trying to impose US law on jurisdictions outside of US borders. (meant generally for everyone who keeps arguing that it's illegal while conveniently ignoring the local law)

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