The long and sordid Psystar saga creaked to its anti-climactic close on Monday: the US Supreme Court has refused to hear the hackintosher's request to review an appeals court's September 2011 decision not to overturn a December 2009 permanent injunction preventing the Florida company from selling Mac OS X–based clones. "We are …
Better product crushed under mighty legal juggernaut. Channeling MS much Apple?
To be fair, given the money and placings they are worse than MS ever were.
Microsoft had a monopoly...
... Apple do not. And, if Tim Cook plays his cards right, they never will either.
The Standard Model for corporate CEOs is to aim for a monopoly. Apple's model is different: they target a small, but very lucrative subset of the total market, instead of trying to please everybody and spamming the market with "product".
Android has a greater market share than iOS.
Windows has a greater market share than OS X.
Apple therefore cannot be accused of having a monopoly in the home computer market, or the mobile phone market, as other ecosystems are much more widespread. That Apple's rivals also have substantially lower profit margins is utterly irrelevant when determining if a corporation is a monopoly: only market share matters.
No surprise ...
Apple have gone after anyone who tried to produce clone Macs since the '80s. Nothing changes.
Re: No surprise ...
Not quite...they had a brief flirtation with clone makers in the late 90s...I remember running a Quadra-clone around 97-98. Then, when Steve Jobs returned, one of his first actions was to stop licensing Mac OS to the clone makers. Whatever you think of Jobs, one thing you have to give him credit for is sorting out the *unholy* OS mess that Apple had got themselves into around that time. Every six months there was a new initiative. Pink. Taligent. Your Mom's Operating System. It was brutal.
Anyway the saddest thing about this Psystar case is why Psystar's management persisted so long. Even with a slick-willy lawyer egging you on, you must know when to fold up and go home, surely? Your job as CEO is to do the best by your company, your investors...and continue to be in business. Seems to have failed on all counts.
ITS ABOUT TIME
I HAVENT HEARD ANYTHING FROM DIANA ROSS SINCE LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABBY
Re: ITS ABOUT TIME
Diana Ross was a geordie?
Re: ITS ABOUT TIME
"I HAVENT HEARD ANYTHING FROM DIANA ROSS SINCE LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABBY"
that was Donna Summer you numpty.
The purchase agreement of OS X made it pretty clear that PsyStar was violating the agreement they made with Apple when they purchased OS X. Assuming they bought it, which is the kinder, less slimy thought.
The only winners were the lawyers. Shakespeare had a point.
Silvery Aluminium Things Inc reserves exclusive right to assemble its overpriced consumer-unfriendly crap.
I think of PsyStar as a content producer. Quite successful really.
The should have upgraded old PPC macs
They should have refurbished old Apples into their open macs. G3s and G4s should have been easy.
They would have then still been selling an Apple badged computer. And hence harder to sue to oblivion.