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July 25, 2008

Another Mac Cloner With a Twist

Another company will potentially fall on Apple's bad list by creating a Mac clone.  The last company, Psystar, got hit with a lawsuit that demanded that all machines sold by the company be recalled.  The latest attempt to clone the Mac comes with a twist:  the company, OpenTech, will sell consumers the hardware without an operating system.  The consumer purchases that from Apple.  The Apple EULA forbids a consumer from installing a copy OS X on anything from Apple branded hardware, but who knows.  OpenTech is prepared to defend itself, probably by saying Apple should attack customers for violating the end-user agreement.  That sets up one of those vicarious liability arguments.  Apple will likely push this one as soon as offending machines hit the market.

More on this from ComputerWorld. [MG]

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