Apple to license Mac OS X to PC box assemblers within 24 months?

“First we have Mac’s move to Intel as their CPU, then add the Psystar situation, mix in the EfiX dongle, throw in a dash of “Hackintosh,” sprinkle it on top with recent Mac hardware that is, IMHO, less-than-the-best, bake it at 350 degrees in a depressed-economy oven for a year or two, and in a short amount of time the chef, who soon might not be Steve Jobs, pulls the Mac Operating System out of the oven and sells a piece of the cake to any computer hardware manufacture or individual user who will pony-up the $$,” DougitDesign blogs.

“As a life-long Mac user I hate to say it, but it makes sense to open up the great Macintosh Operating System to the rest of the PC world. If, for no other reason, because much of the PC world is taking a piece of Mac-cake without paying for it right now as I type this blog. It makes sense for other reasons also. It is no accident that we have Coke & Pepsi, McDonalds & BK, Sony’s Playstation & Nintendo’s Wii, even in the world of corporate consolidation there needs to be at least 2 major players in any product market. If there is ever any less than two major, and I need to stress the word ‘Major,’ players in any given market people start screaming ‘monopoly’ and much disdain can, and usually will, be generated for that single entity–even if the contempt is unwarranted. The type of sometimes-unfounded despising for monopolistic enterprises is the generative force behind much of the Microsoft-bashing that goes on in the world today,” DougitDesign blogs.

MacDailyNews Take: We “bash” Microsoft because they make inferior, frustrating, derivative products which oftentimes feature maddening disregard for usability. We “bash” Microsoft because instead of pushing productivity forward, they usually hold it back – often in order to line their own pockets. We “bash” Microsoft because they routinely copy — poorly — and then try to pass it off as “innovation.” Microsoft made a mint on a type of tech ignorance that, thankfully is evaporating rapidly today. By the way, monopolies are not illegal – until they are abused. Ask Microsoft; they know about that one. We have no problem if a superior company making superior products achieves a “monopoly” and, rather than abusing their market position to stay in the lead, instead pushes themselves to continue to innovate and improve.

DougitDesign continues, “It is not surprising to the author that we have now learned there appears to be some hidden “deep-pockets” funding the high-priced attorneys who are defending Psystar… I would not be completely surprised if, later in time, it was leaked that the hidden “deep pockets” actually came from the trousers of a clandestine group within Apple itself!”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

80 Comments

  1. I don’t recommend anyone even read this article. It’s classic click-bait. It’s supposed to be a blog, but this is the only entry. the site was designed like, last week, and the author has written this nonsense story just to drive traffic to the site.

    It’s also full of typos and grammatical mistakes and appears to be written by a complete retard.

  2. This article is a bunch of crap. Speculative crap. This can’t even be considered an educated guess.

    Why would Apple open it’s platform, when they are selling more Macs then ever before in their history. Apple makes OSX to sell Macs. Just like they make iTunes to sell iPods and they have the App store to sell iPhones. If this blogger can’t understand this, he can’t understand a thing about Apple. They write software to promote their hardware, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

  3. What some people won’t do for hits!

    This guy claims to be a “life-long” Mac user, but he seems to not know very much about the company or it’s history. There are several very good reasons (that I won’t go into here, you all probably can find and read them for yourself, some in the links MDN lists) Apple won’t likely do what this writer blogs about.

    I guess it just goes to show that anyone can open up an account and create a blog. Misinformed opinion doesn’t make it real.

  4. How much thinking does it take to realize that Apple makes its money selling hardware, not software. Why would they cannabalize and dequalitize their own hardware sales? The cost of OS X only covers the effort to write it, pre-install it and market it. They aren’t really making any real money at all, just like iTunes.

  5. Apple will eventually do some type of licensing of Mac OS X. But it’s not going to happen until Mac (and therefore Mac OS X) market share hits the 25-30% range. That might happen in the next five years, but in the next 24 months. And not for the reasons given by this article’s author.

    Right now, especially with the current economic conditions, Apple makes much higher and consistent profit by controlling the supply and demand for computers that (officially) run Mac OS X.

  6. @Mac-nugget and CD:

    That’s why I say that Apple is a SOFTware company disguised as a HARDware company. Don’t worry, just about EVERYbody misses this.

    But I’ve also said that Steve/Apple will NEVER license OS X to the PC community. Why give away the crown jewels of the kingdom? Oh, because your name is John Scu—(we do not pronounce his name!).

    Peace.
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