View Full Version : PC EFI author lashes out at PsyStar

Apr 17, 2008, 09:34 AM
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Analog Kid
Apr 17, 2008, 01:51 PM
Great, so they're breaking Apple's EULA by shipping Leopard on a non Apple machine, and they're breaking the license terms on the EFI emulator they're using to be able to break Apple's EULA and ship Leopard on a non Apple machine.

While there may not be much difference between the two, I do kind of feel differently between using software you pay for anywhere you choose and misappropriating software that is "free if you follow these guidelines"...

cherry su
Apr 17, 2008, 05:03 PM
If Apple won't destroy Psystar, the OSx86 crew will

Apr 17, 2008, 05:09 PM
Honestly it looks more and more like there's no crew at all. There might not even be a real business, just a website. I doubt it'll matter much in the end. :rolleyes:

Apr 17, 2008, 05:10 PM
Honestly it looks more and more like there's no crew at all. There might not even be a real business, just a website. I doubt it'll matter much in the end. :rolleyes:

this is my feeling as well. just one big mess that'll go away in the next couple of weeks.

Apr 17, 2008, 10:19 PM
The fact that the store has gone down twice in as many days is certainly eyebrow raising.

And, has anyone actually RECEIVED an OpenComputer that they've ordered? Or has anyone at least gotten a shipment confirmation/tracking number? You'd think that with the "overwhelming" number of orders psystar claims to have received, you'd think they'd have shipped a couple by now. they had to have had SOME pre-built units before they went on sale... right? :rolleyes:

Apr 17, 2008, 11:08 PM
oh, what a scam!

Pretty good, lots of new(and some old) Mac users were looking for what PsyStar was offering.

Sun Baked
Apr 17, 2008, 11:24 PM
Further, according to lawyers IGM quoted yesterday (Wired), legal avenues of recourse don't give Netkas, assuming he has the inclination and money to hire a lawyer, much power to stop Psystar.

Actually all Netkas has to do is quietly explain how the hack works to the DOJ or BSA.org, and that the Open OSx86 project hasn't progressed to the point where they can use a shrink wrapped OS for installs yet.

They do encourage the people using their products to at least buy a copy, but to "sell" the altered OS running on a machine still equates to for-profit software piracy.

No EULA issues to worry about yet, still a lot of hacking left to do before there is a chance to load a shrink wrapped OS on the PC -- and not anger Apple by altering their files.


Why bother with civil when you can take a company out using the criminal court -- quite cheap if you don't have the money to fight them.


Personally I think any smart lawyer hired by these jokers would tell them to put out a press release and claim it was a publicity stunt, apologize, and cease operations.

Apr 18, 2008, 12:18 AM
Or Apple could hire Netkas a superb legal team and sue Psystar for copyright violation. That'd be a funny twist. However it's more likely that Psystar is a phishing scam than an actual Apple threat.