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 BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 10th Sep 2010 18:26 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Good luck..."
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"[q]Except that Apple sells OS X only for Apple customers that have bought Apple products.


Ah, so Apple requires you to provide some sort of proof-of-purchase for other Apple products before they'll sell you a retail copy of OS X?

Oh, wait, they don't? So much for that idea.
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Did I say they required that? NO I did not. [/q]

Congratulations, you've countered a claim I never actually made. Allow me to spell out the point that you evidently missed: if Apple can't even be bothered to undertake the trivial effort required to enforce their "intention" by technical means, then they deserve no sympathy whatsoever.

Like I said they are not enforcing it.


And since enforcing that "intention" would be trivially-easy, that makes them either morons or inexcusably lazy (or both?).

But that is what OS X is INTENDED for, not for clone makers.


And...? Apple seriously believes we'll all just conform to their intentions out of the goodness of our hearts? Or maybe they're depending on the honor system?

Anyone that stupid should not be allowed to run a lemonade stand, much less a multi-billion dollar multi-national corporation.

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