PC EFI author lashes out at PsyStar

Discussion in 'MacBytes.com News Discussion' started by MacBytes, Apr 17, 2008.

  1. macrumors bot

    Jul 5, 2003
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    Analog Kid

    Mar 4, 2003
    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"...
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    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008
    If Apple won't destroy Psystar, the OSx86 crew will
  4. macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    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:
  5. macrumors Core

    Jan 6, 2004
    this is my feeling as well. just one big mess that'll go away in the next couple of weeks.
  6. macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    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:
  7. macrumors 604


    Mar 8, 2005
    Washington D.C
    oh, what a scam!

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

    May 19, 2002
    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.
  9. macrumors newbie


    Apr 17, 2008
    Berkeley, CA
    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.

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