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Psystar Will Countersue Apple 1084

An anonymous reader sends us to CNet for news that Apple clone maker Pystar plans to countersue Apple. We discussed Apple's suit last month. "Mac clone maker Psystar plans to file its answer to Apple's copyright infringement lawsuit Tuesday as well as a countersuit of its own, alleging that Apple engages in anticompetitive business practices. Miami-based Psystar... will sue Apple under two federal laws designed to discourage monopolies and cartels, the Sherman Antitrust Act and the Clayton Antitrust Act, saying Apple's tying of the Mac OS to Apple-labeled hardware is 'an anticompetitive restraint of trade,' according to [an] attorney... Psystar is requesting that the court find Apple's EULA void, and is asking for unspecified damages."
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Psystar Will Countersue Apple

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  • by fishthegeek ( 943099 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @07:50PM (#24758133) Journal
    In other news Don Quixote was recently introduced as the new president of Psystar.
  • by commodoresloat ( 172735 ) * on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @08:44PM (#24758765)

    I agree. Apple's tactics are pretty horrid, yet they seem to get a pass from the fan-boys for some reason just because their products are shiny.

    That is not true! In fact, some of us have been very critical of Apple, for example, when ...O MY GOD IS THAT THE NEW iPHONE? Let me hold it!!!!

  • by beav007 ( 746004 ) on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @09:11PM (#24759039) Journal
    Now that's a hell of a markup! The apple logo is worth $0.02, but causes the cost of the computer to rise by $200+.
  • by s0litaire ( 1205168 ) * on Tuesday August 26, 2008 @09:47PM (#24759355)
    OK no one (except weird Mac Fanboys)likes Apple Software before OS X. Roughly around the same time Microsoft release XP and every one liked it. Microsoft release Vista. Almost immediately every one wanted to run OS X on their PC. ***now the tin hat part! Microsoft want to own as much of the OS market as possible but Apple stand in their way. Best way to destroy Apple is make their Business model illegal. So they create a terrible OS to force people with non-Apple branded PC's to install Apple's OS x or linux. Apple then take them to court and eventually looses. Thereby rendering the Apple company's business model invalid and running the company out of the hardware PC market an solely in to the MP3 and OS market.People then start to use OS X on their Machines and eventually find it's no better than Microsoft's XP but better than Vista. By which time Microsoft have released "Windows 7" with a flash add campaign that drags in all WinXP and Mac OS x users into a frenzy for this new OS........
  • by El Icaro ( 816679 ) <icaro@spym[ ]com ['ac.' in gap]> on Wednesday August 27, 2008 @05:45PM (#24770937)
    Okay I obviously lost the argument completely here. XD I'm hanging on the last retarded/surreal/obnoxious option here... can't you return it to the store?

Overload -- core meltdown sequence initiated.