Psystar, It Was Nice Knowing You…

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nrussell

Saying that Apple is creating a monopoly by blocking competition in the OSX market is like saying that Coca-Cola has a monopoly in the Coke Classic market. It's gibberish. It's Apple's product and they can sell it or not sell it however they choose. That is the basis of a free market. And they have plenty of competition: Namely Windows, as well as Linux. You even said in your own argument, that you choose to use apple even though you could do everything you need to do on a Windows machine. That's free market baby.

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chevyorange

So, the Nintendo Wii OS won’t run on an Xbox 360 - is that wrong? I think you do not have a grasp on the legalities of stealing someone’s work and/or your understanding of “competition” is.

If you want a Mac or OS X, buy an Apple. If you want an LS6 ZR1 Corvette you buy it from Chevrolet.

If you want a Metallica song, you buy it from Metallica.

Apple is a GREAT success story of free market. The things you suggest are wrong with Apple go against the principals of free market. I think it is clear that Apple DRIVES the technology innovation/cool/gotta have it segment ... anyone can create their own OS and give it away or sell it for less. Go ahead.

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Bluepig45

Due to the unfair business practices of Apple (no competition with OS/X), I believe Microsoft should start making proprietary hardware, and only allow Windows 7 (XP, other) to work on their hardware; I wonder how the slanted courts would react to that.

Apple's EULA is crap, and they are two faced. On one hand they are constantly suing Microsoft for unfair competition and issues related to unfair EULA, but when someone finds a way to offer OS/X to other users, they cry about protecting their own EULA. It's like constantly dealing with 12 year olds. I don’t believe that anyone other than Apple or Microsoft should be allowed to MODIFY their OS without their agreement.

I have an early 2008 24" iMac 2.4G, a third week 27" iMac 3.06G, and just picked up my 15" MacBook Pro 15" 2.53G with a 320G 7200 rpm HD. No part of me believes I "owe" Apple my loyalty, on the contrary, I believe they owe me for buying their product when they own less than 6% of the PC market. Apple and its users are in general a closet cult that is as rabid, and as malcontented as the ECO global warming terrorists. The same can be said for anyone in the Microsoft world for whom their planet orbits Mr. Gates and company.

The free market that built America did so successfully by providing an avenue for competition, and that competition by its nature forced products and technologies to improve or die a justified death. Apple is far from perfect, and I don’t believe their computer design and technologies are either flawless, or justify the 50-100% premium. I make the conscious choice to buy their products for several reasons, the most important being the OS. Can I do what I need with either OS/X or Win7, yes, and at work we only use Microsoft OS’s. Apple has plenty of room for improvement, but they have grown complacent, and now largely focus on the hardware. They need a shot of invigoration, and need to start working on front end user improvements on the OS. I believe Pystar provided that motivation, but Apple shut them down so that they could remain dormant or not disturbed in their sleep.

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ronhing

I remember way back when the Apple IIe came out, there were Apple clones called Pineapple and Orange. Eventually, they disappeared as their quality control was not very good and no one wanted an Apple clone except for some PC users who were use to PC clones. Well Pystar, Ce la Vie.  iHing @ iCrazee - Experience the Personal Madness of Owning an Apple Mac

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