Would-be ‘Mac cloner’ Quo Computer to open retail store in Los Angeles

“The idea of creating a Mac clone complete with Mac OS X is not a new concept. However, one company is taking its entry into the clone market a step further by opening a retail store in the Los Angeles area,” Jim Dalrymple reports for CNET.

“Quo Computer plans to open its first retail location, selling Mac clones, on June 1,” Dalrymple reports. “his is the first time that I’m aware of that a clone maker will have a storefront to sell its wares. Mac clone companies, to this point, have chosen to sell their systems exclusively on the Web.”

“Apple was not immediately available for comment on Quo’s endeavors,” Dalrymple reports. “Apple’s approach to dealing with Mac clones to this point has been far from understanding. The company has a long history of protecting its intellectual property and industrial designs through the courts–just ask troubled clone maker Psystar.”

Dalrymple reports, “Apple’s end-user license agreement, or EULA, forbids exactly what the clone makers are doing–installing Mac OS X on non-Apple hardware.”

“The Quo Web site is being worked on now and is set to launch next week,” Dalrymple reports. “The retail store, located at 2401 West Main Street, Alhambra, Calif., will open for business on June 1.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: These fools must have a bankruptcy fetish, too.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Jen” and “Sir Gill Bates” for the heads up.]

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