Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 21:45 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just when you thought you saw it all. So, we all know about Psystar, the two lawsuits between them and Apple, and all the other stuff that's been regurgitated about ten million times on OSNews alone. Well, that little company has taken its business to the next level - by announcing an OEM licensing program.
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2008-09-11

I think that is the time that European Commissioner for Competition take act against Apple tying the OS to their hardware.

That is Apple blocking its hardware competitors out of the market through anti-competitive practices.

If MS and Intel were fined for anti-competitive practices, why can't be Apple?

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wirespot Member since:
2006-06-21

If MS and Intel were fined for anti-competitive practices, why can't be Apple?


Because MS and Intel were artificially limiting the choice of customers or businesses of buying competing products. Apple is doing nothing of the sort. They are offering hardware and software and tying them together, yes. But they're not twisting anybody's arm to get their stuff instead of other stuff, like Microsoft and Intel are doing.

The tying itself is not illegal. Limiting customer choice is.

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theinonen Member since:
2009-10-06

"If MS and Intel were fined for anti-competitive practices, why can't be Apple?


Because MS and Intel were artificially limiting the choice of customers or businesses of buying competing products. Apple is doing nothing of the sort. They are offering hardware and software and tying them together, yes. But they're not twisting anybody's arm to get their stuff instead of other stuff, like Microsoft and Intel are doing.

The tying itself is not illegal. Limiting customer choice is.
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Sorry, but that is just what they are doing. If you want OS X, then you must also buy their crappy computer. This limits the choice of the people that do not have an Apple built PC.

It is not really fair, that you can install Windows on their hardware, but at the same time it is not legal to install their operating system to a PC, that is manufactured by someone else.

And if the Apple built computers are of so high quality, then why all the Apple forums are full of people with some kind of trouble.

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