Linked by David Adams on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:33 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Legal Apple has the right to continue restricting its operating systems to its own hardware thanks to a decision handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder wrote in her opinion that Apple's Mac OS X licensing agreement was indeed enforceable against Psystar, which had sold non-Mac computers with Mac OS X installed.
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RE[5]: It's their OS
by twitterfire on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 21:10 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: It's their OS"
twitterfire
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2008-09-11

Okay...I can feel my needle edging away from "reluctantly agree" to "disagree"...

My sense through all of this is that Apple is engaging in hardware protectionism through misapplication of the term "copyright infringement".


It's exactly what they are doing. They are a software company which design reasonable good software but instead of selling software make their money by forcing end-users to buy expensive and subpar hardware from them. It's like MS forcing you to buy their PCs and phones for 5x the real price.

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