El Reg yet again leaps, only to find themselves clinging to a ledge on the face of Mt Conclusion...
Now that OpeniMac folk may have a pair of massive, billet steel, prestaciones or it may well be that El Reg has, yet again, gotten the wrong end of the empanada.
This humble latin startup is not building Apple clones and to suggest they are doing so is, frankly, slanderous. What we are looking at is a simple, run of the mill x86 desktop that is, as they say, as capable as any Macintosh. More so, perhaps - it is THAT good.
No. I put it to you that there is absolutely nothing about the OpeniMac that even remotely suggests an attempt to duplicate or emulate the functions of an Apple Macintosh. Quite the contrary, in fact, when they go to great lengths to point out that they will not warrant that on their machines "[an] application will function properly as it would on an Apple computer.". If only Dell were so dilligent with their disclaimers.
Together with "OpeniMac will not be legally responsible for the use of the computer by the user in any way." we have, more than anything, a harsh judgment of our rabidly litigious society. Modern boilerplate has to speak directly to the sociopathic Myspace moms and the mind numbingly stupid, alike. Anything you do, to that person, with this computer - it is your own fault. Further, those Apple programs wont run here - you are foolish to think they might.
This OpeniMac is clearly a PC - not some sort of iMac constructed in some sort of open fashion without the blessing of the Apple Corporation. There is nothing to see here. There is no need for anybody to sue anyone over anything.