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[6]: Good luck...
by NeoX on Thu 9th Sep 2010 22:51 UTC in reply to "RE[5]: Good luck..."
NeoX
Member since:
2006-02-19


And how am I supposed to know that? You seem to think that just because you say it's an upgrade, everybody should magically know and accept that. I'm sorry, but the law doesn't work that way. Nor the box, nor salesmen say it's an upgrade, and to make matters even more clear, it works as a full retail copy.

As such, wishful thinking or no, it's a full copy. End of story.


Apple publicly announced (http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2009/08/24macosx.html) that it was an upgrade for 10.5 leopard users, hence the $29 upgrade price. When I bought it the salesman at the Apple store was quite clear that it was an upgrade. I was told that if I did not have 10.5 I was not eligible for the upgrade price and that I would have to by the Box set if I was on 10.4. It even states that on their store site. While I'll agree that because it does not check for previous versions I don't know how they could enforce that.

End of Story: Upgrade

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RE[7]: Good luck...
by henderson101 on Mon 13th Sep 2010 10:04 in reply to "RE[6]: Good luck..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

What he said - Upgrade.

Thom, we already had this little battle when SL was released. I too was told at point of purchase, with no doubt in the eyes of the sales operative, "This is an upgrade disc, you must own a copy of 10.5 to be eligible to install this software." You claim this doesn't get conveyed by the Apple dealers in Holland - well, this is their poor training and lack of detail. If you buy directly from Apple, you are told this by the staff. If you buy from the Apple website, it says this. As I said at the time, if your Dutch re-sellers are not telling you this fact, *they* are in the wrong.

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