Thursday, 1 April 2010

Psystar Not Closing Down Business Mac Clones Seller Won’t Go Down Despite Permanent Injunction

If you love technology you must have surely heard about Psystar, a
little company that decided to play God and sell cheap Mac clones to
anyone interested. You can guess what happened next, can t you? Apple
filed a suit against Psystar, Psystar filed a suit against Apple and
after more than a year of hearings the court sided with Apple, granting
them a permanent injunction against Psystar.In other words Psystar isn t
allowed anymore to sell any PCs running Mac OS X anymore. Most people
have assumed that Psystar will go out of business considering that it
has lost its primary object of activity but one of Psystar s lawyers
said that the company is not shutting down permanently.
Attorney K.A.D. Camara, of the Houston, Texas firm Camara Sibley LLP
said that �Regrettably, Mr. Action was misquoted in an early story that
seems to have been picked up elsewhere � and that �Psystar does not
intend to shut down permanently. � Mr. Camara is referring to a
statement made by Eugene Action, a Fresno, California lawyer who
represented Psystar in the lawsuit filed by Apple with a San Francisco
federal court last year.
What will Psystar do now that it can t sell any PCs running Apple s Mac
OS X? The company has to comply with the injunction until midnight,
December 31, 2009 and it has to do so as quickly as possible. U.S.
District Court Judge William Alsup made everything clear when it granted
Apple the injunction against Psystar: �Defendant must immediately begin
this process, and take the quickest path to compliance. �
Psystar has already taken down its website and it has already stopped
sales of Intel-based clones. Furthermore, Psystar agreed to pay Apple
about $2.7 million should it lose the appeals which it s going to file
with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
With these in mind, it s hard to think that Psystar will have a business
in the very near future so I m really curios what the company will do in
order to stay open. People assume that Psystar will continue to sell
Rebel EFI, a software solution that lets users install Mac OS X on any
machine. That way it will comply with the court s ruling while passing
the responsibility of installing Mac OS X on non-Apple computers to end
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