Would-be ‘Mac cloner’ Psystar ‘happily’ agrees to Mac OS X injunction

“Apple and Mac clone maker Psystar traded barbs last week in federal court as they simultaneously asked a judge to end the case that began more than 15 months ago,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.

“Florida-based Psystar took the unusual step of conceding to an injunction, saying that it would agree to stop using Mac OS X 10.5, aka Leopard, on the machines it sells,” Keizer reports.

“The two companies have been battling since July 2008, when Apple sued Psystar over the latter’s practice of installing Apple’s Mac OS X operating system on generic Intel-based computers,” Keizer reports.

“Psystar said it would agree to an injunction preventing it from using Mac OS X 10.5, aka Leopard. ‘Psystar will happily submit to an appropriately tailored injunction … limited to Psystar’s allegedly illegal activities involving OS X Leopard, since it is only OS X Leopard that this case concerns. Since neither Psystar nor Apple sells OS X Leopard any longer, it is no great burden for Psystar to agree to such an injunction,’ its lawyers said in the competing Psystar motion,” Keizer reports. “That concession, however, is meaningless, since as Psystar noted, it now sells Mac OS X 10.6, or Snow Leopard, with its computers.”

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: When all is said and done, the amount of bad karma amassed by these illiterate wiseasses at Psystar and their unprofessional amateur-hour “legal team” will be enough to blow a hole in Florida bigger than Okeechobee. Lake Psystar is bound to be filed with raw sewage, no doubt.


  1. Pystar could win this case full and wide if they imply their tactic of installing Mac OSX on the PC is only affected on the Mach and BSD kernel which is Open Source codes. This will be interesting to see what happens. I’m not saying I’m all for these a$$hats but in all honesty lets hope this isn’t the case. But Apple will need to show proof that Pystar is violating the DMCA law by circumventing the modification of the codes to install on PCs is their only strong case besides violating the EULA.

  2. I.B.M. no one stands to make as much money off Apple if this continues nevermind the pride factor. It’s plain for me to see. Go Intel, fine, we’ll make you regret it. You’ll come back, but it’s going to cost you. The company is big enough that we will never see the connection between some subsidiary in china and psystar. PPC could still return, albeit under a dark cloud.

  3. The Psystar blahblah goes on and on ad nauseam.

    What’s really intriguing is watching what blithering idiots buy their anti-Mac crapware and why. The usual term is ‘fly-by-night’, referring to vampiric companies that swoop in, suck your blood, then swoop off to find victims elsewhere.

    Enjoy your Psystar PC, suckees.

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