Originally Posted by macologist
When we buy Macs, we hope that everything works as promised... But that doesn't happen always! So, WHY would anyone buy anything from PsyStar and such, and even pay them for Extended Warranty, if:
PsyStar is in Court against Apple
forget that. I knew I wasn't going to deal with them even before this stuff.
1. if anything breaks I have to send it to Florida to get it fixed
2. I don't know that this guy/guys are actually trained to deal with Macs
3. when they were dumb enough to put a physical address the first one was a house in a residential area and the second I believe was a U store it place at the edge of a commercial/office zone. which makes me think this is one guy in mama's basement so who knows how long he'd have my computer or what he might do with any info he could pull off it.
with Apple, I have 4 stores in driving distance that train their techs and I have someone very clear to sue if I find out they looked at or possibly copied my personal data. Someone with enough money to pay the damages when I win.
Originally Posted by TBell
Copyright law would likely allow regular folks to make those modifications to allow it to install on a PC despite Apple's license because it wouldn't sufficiently rob Apple of revenue because the use is for personal use, not profit. Psystar is directly costing Apple sales, however, and would be a big No No.
actually no. copyright law doesn't care about money. you can give something away and still be guilty of theft.
the issue with personal use is that you aren't advertising that you did it and you aren't helping someone else commit the same crime. so basically Apple doesn't know you did it and can't go after you (ie, what they don't know can't hurt them defense). so you still broke the law, but are way less likely to be caught.
Originally Posted by gastroboy
People who submit to Apple's policies are rarely rewarded. Take for instance all those who went along with Apple's DRMed iTunes tracks, who are now sitting on damaged, old goods that they will be charged to replace.
that argument fails because the DRM tracks are still playable.
and of course you are being charged to replace them. or do you think that you should be able to buy a computer, use it for a year and then when a bigger badder one comes out, Apple should just give you one for free so now you have two computers but you only paid for one. cause that is basically what you are asking for. You have a perfectly good music file but you want them to just give you a better one for free. instead of being happy that they are willing to cut you a major deal if you want to get the bigger, better file for all your music which might be a small fortune at full price.
I say that Apple should drop that game. you want the new file, pay full price. no discounts. maximize those profits.