Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There's this hole here at OSNews, a hole left when Psystar was dealt a devastating blow by Apple's legal team. That whole saga provided a nice steady stream of news articles that's been dried up for a while. However, Psystar was not the only clone maker out there - what happened to Quo Computer, that clone maker with an actual real-world store front? They're still here, and just launched a new product.
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RE[3]: Good luck...
by Soulbender on Thu 9th Sep 2010 07:47 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Good luck..."
Soulbender
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2005-08-18

Except that Apple sells OS X only for Apple customers that have bought Apple products.


If I have purchased a copy of OSX then I am obviously an Apple customer who has purchased an Apple product.

Some people do obey laws I guess...


What law? A EULA is not law. Apple does not make laws, they sell products. Whatever the consumer do with the products after they're purchased is none of Apple's business. Apple can not dictate what a consumer do with their produts after purchase. In fact, if there's any law to be broken here it is broken by Apple trying to dictate post-sale restrictions.

And even if Apple gets the money for the OS X disc they are still possibly losing money on the sell of an actual Apple Mac.


Who cares? It's not illegal to not buy a Mac.

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RE[4]: Good luck...
by NeoX on Thu 9th Sep 2010 19:58 in reply to "RE[3]: Good luck..."
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2006-02-19



If I have purchased a copy of OSX then I am obviously an Apple customer who has purchased an Apple product.

Sorry not what I meant. I meant that it is intended to be sold to Apple Mac Hardware customers. People that bought an Apple Mac, not a clone.



What law? A EULA is not law. Apple does not make laws, they sell products. Whatever the consumer do with the products after they're purchased is none of Apple's business. Apple can not dictate what a consumer do with their produts after purchase. In fact, if there's any law to be broken here it is broken by Apple trying to dictate post-sale restrictions.


Again, my poor choice of words. Contract is the right word.

I really don't understand all the Anti-Apple people. If someone makes a computer and an OS specifically for that computer, why should they not be able to protect said OS from being essentially stolen by competitors to run on unofficial hardware. Even if they are paying retail they are still not being ethical at the least. Apple is a computer/Hardware company after all.

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RE[5]: Good luck...
by Soulbender on Fri 10th Sep 2010 06:10 in reply to "RE[4]: Good luck..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If someone makes a computer and an OS specifically for that computer, why should they not be able to protect said OS from being essentially stolen by competitors to run on unofficial hardware.


Nobody says they cant try to protect it, what they can't do is forbid you to do what you want with it after purchase. Legally it doesn't matter if Apple is a hardware or software company or a company selling apple pie. Once the product is sold they can't tell you shit what you can do with it. Sure, they can void your warranty if you do something that goes against the contract (EULA in this case) or sue you if you break copyright law etc but that's it.
There's nothing illegal about purchasing OSX and installing it on unsupported hardware.

Even if they are paying retail they are still not being ethical at the least


If there's anything unethical going on it's Apple trying to force you to use a purchased product in a certain way that goes against your rights as a consumer.

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RE[5]: Good luck...
by Soulbender on Fri 10th Sep 2010 06:12 in reply to "RE[4]: Good luck..."
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

If someone makes a computer and an OS specifically for that computer, why should they not be able to protect said OS from being essentially stolen by competitors to run on unofficial hardware.


Nobody says they cant try to protect it, what they can't do is forbid you to do what you want with it after purchase. Legally it doesn't matter if Apple is a hardware or software company or a company selling apple pie. Once the product is sold they can't tell you shit what you can do with it. Sure, they can void your warranty if you do something that goes against the contract (EULA in this case) or sue you if you break copyright law etc but that's it.
There's nothing illegal about purchasing OSX and installing it on unsupported hardware.

Even if they are paying retail they are still not being ethical at the least


If there's anything unethical going on it's Apple trying to force you to use a purchased product in a certain way that goes against your rights as a consumer.

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