Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Aug 2009 22:05 UTC
Legal The week isn't even over yet, and we already have another instalment in the Apple-Psystar soap opera. Psystar has filed a new lawsuit in the Florida Southern District Court in Miami, asking for an injunction and damages because of Apple's "anticompetitive attempts to tie Mac OS X Snow Leopard to its Macintosh line of computers".
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RE[3]: Psystar is right
by apoclypse on Sat 29th Aug 2009 02:04 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Psystar is right"
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Its kind of flawed. A more apt analogy would be an OEM install of Windows. You can only install that particular version of Windows on the targeted machine. Some OEM discs even check to see if they are in fact running on the right hardware. Apple does, but they also don't include OEM discs with their machines (well they kind of do) the operating system install disc is the OEM disc. Unlike MS they do not limit the installer to any specific machine and choose to do that via the EULA instead of any DRM measures. Which is commendable, imo, and I don't think that any company that chooses to not hit their customers with drm should be penalized by opportunist who don't contribute a single red cent back to the company they are building their bank on.

At this point I'd rather see Psystar go away. They are leeches on the hackintosh community and are a shining example of why Apple users are Apple users.

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RE[4]: Psystar is right
by FredFlintStone on Sat 29th Aug 2009 02:54 in reply to "RE[3]: Psystar is right"
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Again with Microsoft's OEM copies its not restricted to a single OEM and the OEM copies are not available over the shelf for sale. Which is why apple actions might be considered as anti- compete. If apple would have given snow leapord as a free upgrade to Leapord this case would have been thrown out in a minute. But its selling it as a separate product.

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