Apple Sues Mac Clone Maker Psystar…FINALLY
It’s been a long time coming…and I know this isn’t exactly breaking news for anyone following Mac/Apple related news topics, but I had to comment. I can’t believe how long it’s taken for Psystar to get slapped by Apple for stepping on Apple’s hardware toes. The interesting thing is, based on what I’m reading, this doesn’t appear to be as much about the EULA (End User Licensing Agreement) breach, as about trademark and copyright infringement. Here’s a link to the initial source we found the news at:
Personally, I like the idea of Mac clones. Although I wasn’t a big fan of the clones in the late 80′s, now that we’re on Intel processors, the hardware options become a lot more interesting. This could end up being a huge boost for the Apple OS and it’s market penetration if they open up licensing at some point. I’m certainly not saying I don’t like Apple hardware, it rocks. But I always cringe a bit at the cost of their more robust systems. Course “cringe a bit” doesn’t prevent me from actually ponying up the bucks to buy a high end system.