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[5]: Good luck...
by Soulbender on Fri 10th Sep 2010 06:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good luck..."
Soulbender
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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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