Hackintosh maker bites back at Apple
Calls for death of Mac EULA
Psystar, the company that sells open systems capable of running Mac OS X, plans to fight back against the copyright infringement lawsuit Apple has filed against it.
The Miami-based firm said during a press conference this afternoon it plans to challenge Apple's long-standing licensing ban on running the Mac operating system on non-Apple branded devices.
Psystar said it plans to file a legal complaint against Apple alleging the computer vendor leverages an improper restraint of trade under the Sherman Antitrust Act and Clayton Antitrust Act by tying OS X to Apple hardware.
Psystar said it will request the court find Apple's End User Licensing Agreement (EULA) void and seek unspecified damages. And it plans to deny all charges made last month by Apple claiming violations of license, copyright and trademark.
Psystar Open Computer
Apple also accuses the open system vendor of pirating OS X and modifying its code to allow the operating system to run on Psystar machines. The company denies both charges. Psystar says it doesn't modify any proprietary code, claiming it uses open-source licensed resources for its OS magic.
"Every single copy of the OS is a purchased copy," said Rudy Pedraza, president and co-founder of Psystar. "Despite the allegations that there's a 'master disk,' that's not the case."
The company is still selling its Intel-based OpenComputer desktops running Leopard despite Apple's legal posturing. ®
Leveraging the works of others
"It really is a cheek of another company to think they can just leverage off the work of others, lazy fucks, why don't they just fund and write an operating system themselves."
Anybody who has seen Connections knows better than to spout nonsense like this. No inventions come from whole cloth; they're either built on the works of others or discovered while studying the physical world.
Stirrups? Added to an existing device, the saddle. Lazy fuck, leveraging off the work of others!
Hey, is Psystar using English in their documention? Lazy fucks, leveraging off the work of others! They should invent their own language and alphabet!
The carburetor? The idea was stolen from a perfume sprayer. Lazy fuck, leveraging off the work of others!
Benz couldn't think of a better name for his automobile, so he named it after his daughter. Lazy fuck, lever... oh, sorry. Forget that last one.
Seriously. If I apply your comment elsewhere I find that Dell, HP, Lenovo, IBM, Gateway, Acer, Asus, and many others are (or have been) installing -- gasp! -- an operating system that they didn't develop! into their products. It's called "Windows." And a few of those have the infernal gall to actually download Linux for free and install that instead!
This isn't about stealing ideas or software, for that matter, seeing as how they're buying the software (just like the rest of us do). Rather, it's about seeing a market opportunity and being willing to take a chance on defeating Apple's EULA.
Frankly, I'm rooting for Psystar here. I think it's high time software companies stopped writing their own copyright laws. The EULA needs to be taken out and shot.
MHO. YMMV. But stop whinging about lazy fucks leveraging the works of others. It's disingenuous, specious, and hypocritical.
Sun Software and Sun Hardware
Concerning the Sun (software vs. hardware) argument - both parts of Sun are still alive and kicking. Solaris is not only far from dead, it's now the *only* truly free UNIX (it's downloadable, or even available for shipping costs directly from Sun# available for x86/x64 today. Sun still sells SPARC hardware. #And AMD-powered hardware. And even - gasp - Intel-powered hardware.# Sun adding AMD #or even Intel# to their hardware choices didn't kill #or damage# SPARC. The availability of a truly open-source Solaris #http://www.opensolaris.org# hasn't slowed down Solaris #even Solaris for x86) any. Even Microsoft has competition in the Win32 operating-system space - ever heard of ReactOS? In short, the only company still insisting on requiring you to use their software only on their hardware is Apple.
@Francis Vaughan- History
What? Haven't you ever opened up a terminal in Mac OSX?
It says,"Welcome to Darwin!"
Now, google Darwin BSD, or Darwin OS.
It's all open source, except for possibly the GUI(osx I mean),
so I don't think the big deal is the end user loading it...
it's someone making it too easy for the end user :D
Go use Linux anyway. It works now.