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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A matter of logic...
by vasper on Sat 29th Aug 2009 08:50 UTC
vasper
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2005-07-22

Apple says it doesn't want to have to deal with the multitude of hardware that is out there. It wants to limit the amount of software it has to write to keep the OS stable an running. As a software developer I completely understand their problem. Software has specifications too, and software creator shouldn't be held responsible if a piece of software doesn't run well outside specs...

HOWEVER Psystar produces 100% OS X compatible computers as I understand it. So it does not go outside the specs set down for OS X.

My take on this is that Apple should set specific standards for supporting OS X on clones and put that in the EULA, so it doesn't have problems with its software clients.

Completely restricting running the software you can buy on any machine branded something else than Apple is an unacceptable behavior and negates their original argument about compatibility.

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RE: A matter of logic...
by rockwell on Mon 31st Aug 2009 14:09 in reply to "A matter of logic..."
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

That's the thing ... the Psystar PC's are off-the shelf components that work fine with OS X .. just like Macs are made up of off-the-shelf components, with a shiny plastic shell, for which Apple charges crazy money.

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