Would-be ‘Mac cloner’ Psystar asks judge to declare it legitimate

Apple Online Store“The Mac clone maker that’s been battling Apple for more than a year in federal court last week asked a judge to rule that its business is legitimate, and to stop Apple from saying different,” Gregg Keizer reports for Computerworld.

“In an amended complaint submitted last Thursday, Psystar asked U.S. District Court Judge William Hoeveler to rule that it is legally allowed to sell machines with Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6, aka Snow Leopard, pre-installed,” Keizer reports.

“‘A declaration by this Court of the legal rights of Apple and Psystar with respect to Psystar computers running Mac OS X Snow Leopard would clarify, to put it bluntly, the legality of Psystar’s business — and would remove the substantial negative effect on Psystar’s business of continued uncertainty and legal wrangling between Apple and Psystar,’ the Florida clone maker said in the revised complaint filed in Miami, Fla. federal court,” Keizer reports.

“Psystar wants Hoeveler to make Apple stop saying that it’s illegal for Psystar to purchase Snow Leopard on the open market, then use those copies to install the operating system on the computers it sells,” Keizer reports.

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  1. Sounds like someone is trying to pull a fast one on the judge.

    “While we are waiting for this trial to start, can you rule ahead of time that we are going to win? It’s no big deal, just a little ruling.”

  2. “Psystar wants Hoeveler to make Apple stop saying that it’s illegal for Psystar to purchase Snow Leopard on the open market…”

    I want him to say it too… preferably while wearing a clown nose and giant shoes.

  3. Think they are trying to short cut the system. Hey, let us see if the judge “thinks” it is a legal issue.
    Hey, we can save a lot of money if says yes.
    It is a inexpensive way to test those muddy grey waters.

  4. Psystar’s mantra:

    “If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn’t be, and what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” — Alice from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland”

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