Originally Posted by NOFEER
REASON----simple, they were a shell for other pc makers i hope as time goes by that apple finds out
the SHREDDING MACHINES WILL WORK OVERTIME TONIGHT
Originally Posted by 8CoreWhore
The backers could be shielding even deeper backers.
Their resilience in the face of clearly not acting like a real company in any way that matters to a successful PC manufacturer certainly seems to have "stalking horse" written all over it.
Originally Posted by NasserAE
A judge can't modify the law, his/her job is to issue judgements based on his/her own interpretation of the law for a specific case. The copyright law can only be modified by congress (and maybe the supreme court).
As if no judge has ever essentially "rewritten" a law by the judge's "interpretation" of it.
We're talking about tribal naked apes a few evolutionary pico-seconds off being chased by predators around the Serengeti here while they were inventing language on the side. Human institutions are rudimentary when held up against some abstract notion of objectivity. And the phrase the "majesty of the law" still implies being subject to the whims of Kings.
But we do muddle through.......
Originally Posted by Gazoobee
You still have the freedom to make a hackintosh, you just don't have the freedom to make money selling them out of your garage. The end user is the winner
Originally Posted by teckstud
I wish I could legally run OSX on some decent hardware.
Originally Posted by rain
It's pretty obvious that Apple no longer has any love for the consumer base that kept them alive as a company in the 90's and early 00's (graphic design, printing, advertising). I would actually go as far as to say they f***ing hate us. Where are our matt screens, video cards that don't completely suck?
Part of me wanted Psystar to win, so it gave me an option from having to switch to windoze. The complete contempt apple is showing to it's diehard loyal fan base is of concern, and while the soccer mom consumer market is gobbling up iMac's and iPhones... the creative industry is being completely hung out to dry.
I'm wondering if this decision today won't be looked at in 10 years as the day Apple went down the toilet as a computer manufacturer, and became another Sony with gizmo's and gadgets for the larger consumer base. In my mind... this judgment just condemned the Pro user base.
I want decent hardware too.
Just another thought that 99.99% won't happen, but it strikes me there's a middle path Apple could take that would diversify their model base, sales network, etc. Rather than the Sculley clone model, or the strictly mod model which has resulted in a few ruggedized Mac notebooks and a tablet or two, Apple could selectively license Apple-approved designs and sell/resell companies not only OS X, but the Mobo and other key components as well - with the modding confined to things like form factors, opening up, e.g., a mid-sized tower, and like the App Store, final designs aproved by the mother ship.
That way Apple would still be making their traditional margins on hardware and software, keeping the key parts within their own expertise, and ensuring (through their markups on the sold and licensed bits) that the machines could not be sold profitably at prices that would steal sales from Apple's own SKU's and we could have MMMT's, Maxi-Minis, Matte-Macs, etc.
Not holding my breath - just blue skying for the hell of it. Plenty of reasons to pooh-pooh. E.g., how would these Apple/other hybrids be badged? And of course these tethered and compliant "partners" would always have the fear that success with a design could be supplanted by Apple deciding to produce that form factor in house...... ....anyway, next topic.....