Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 14th Aug 2009 22:34 UTC
Legal We've got some intriguing news about the Apple vs. Psystar case. The depositions where Apple asked questions to Psystar are now over, and now it's time for Psystar to hold depositions of several people in the very highest echelons in Apple. Psystar's new lawyer team takes a more open approach to the lawsuit, and has now published the list of Apple people that will be testifying, and is also asking for community input.
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RE: Puzzled By Your Stand?
by bluedodo on Sat 15th Aug 2009 06:30 UTC in reply to "Puzzled By Your Stand?"
bluedodo
Member since:
2006-03-26

Isn't Apple entitled to restrict the use of their operating system/intellectual property (and the millions of dollars invested) however they want?

It amuses me how often people put words in other's mouths that are clearly divergent from what they actually said. Nobody has said Apple can't do what they like with their intelectual property they can store it away where noboy can get to it, eat it, set it on fire and call it macaroni.

What Apple have done is put it in a package and put that packgage on sale with the contdition that it's only installed on Apple hardware. Now given the approach to sales that most people take as it makes the most sense to them. The package that Apple sells is their's to do with what they like, including install it on a hackintosh. The end user doesn't care about the EULA, they spent their money on something, they own it.

This end user license stuff is just another way for big business to extract more money from people with laywer bullshit. You wouldn't buy a TV that could only be used in a house that the manufaturer approved. Why would you take that kind shit from Apple, Microsoft or any other company that tries to pull that on you?

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Bill Shooter of Bul Member since:
2006-07-14

Well the $26,000 question is whether the lawyer bull is simply morally wrong, or legally wrong.

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RE[2]: Puzzled By Your Stand?
by jackeebleu on Sun 16th Aug 2009 17:46 in reply to "RE: Puzzled By Your Stand?"
jackeebleu Member since:
2006-01-26

I'm frankly puzzled by your analogy of buying a TV for use in a manufacturer approved house, or fashion. In fact, purchase something and read the fine print, like using a toaster outside in the rain or in the bathroom. Or even using a TV outside.

Apple's name and reputation are on the line with every product that they release. And yes it does come down to marriage of specific hardware and software creating an environment that just works. Again, if you folks want OS X that bad, and are smart enough to build your own cheap ass box, use darwin and have at it with your brilliant self.

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RE[3]: Puzzled By Your Stand?
by tupp on Sun 16th Aug 2009 20:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Puzzled By Your Stand?"
tupp Member since:
2006-11-12

I'm frankly puzzled by your analogy of buying a TV for use in a manufacturer approved house, or fashion.

Well, basic concepts often confuse the "one-button-mousers."


In fact, purchase something and read the fine print, like using a toaster outside in the rain or in the bathroom. Or even using a TV outside.

Huh? Not sure what is the point.

Is this statement using an example of product safety warnings in an attempt to justify Apple's efforts to restrict OSX usage on non-Apple machines?


Apple's name and reputation are on the line with every product that they release.

If Apple's name and reputation is so wonderful and important, perhaps it should ask the judge to forbid news reporting and forum discussions regarding:
- exploding Ipods;
- Apple's extraordinary attempts to cover-up exploding Ipod incidents;
- spontaneous combustion of magsafe connectors;
- Apple's restrictive Iphone policies;
- Safari/OSX security vulnerabilities;
- Apple's marketing falsehoods/exaggerations;
- Apple's forced obsolescence;
- the Iphone's lack of a replaceable battery;
- the Iphone copy/paste fiasco;
- the many problems with Apple's design and usabilty;
- the relative intelligence of the the Mac user base;
- etc. (list goes on...)

Actually, it would be even better if the judge could order that, when anyone criticizes Apple, everyone near the Apple critic must close their eyes and cover their ears. Such an order would really do wonders for Apple's precious reputation.


And yes it does come down to marriage of specific hardware and software creating an environment that just works.

Yes, because (as we all know) Macs just work:

http://www.macfixit.com/

http://forums.cnet.com/mac-forums/mac-laptops-forum/?tag=contentMai...


Again, if you folks want OS X that bad, and are smart enough to build your own cheap ass box, use darwin and have at it with your brilliant self.

Why bother, when Apple will sell one a legal retail copy of OSX?

Edited 2009-08-16 20:33 UTC

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