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Mac Cloner Psystar: Apple a 'Monopoly'

CWmike (1292728) writes | more than 5 years ago

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CWmike writes "Mac clone maker Psystar, which has countered an Apple lawsuit with one of its own, said in court documents filed Thursday that Apple enjoys 'monopoly power' from the licensing link it's forged between its hardware and the Mac OS. It said that forcing Apple computer maker to undo an illegal tie between the Mac OS X operating system and its hardware would force it to drop prices. In the long counter-suit, Psystar claims: 'There is no technical reason that a third-party could not accumulate and assemble the hardware components in an Apple-Labeled Computer Hardware System such that said system would be capable of running the Mac OS.' Psystar also claims that Apple had embedded code in the Mac operating system that, when it recognizes non-Apple hardware, sends the system into a 'kernel panic,' which is 'self-induced by Apple's embedding of code to prevent operability on computer hardware systems that are not Apple-Labeled Computer Hardware Systems.'"
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