Mea culpa. I spoke too soon. Thanks to Jordan for pointing out that the Psystar Web site, on which the Florida company is offering a non-Apple computer with Mac OS X pre-installed, was back online around 4 p.m. Eastern Time Monday. Psystar won't be giving in easily, it seems.
According to Computerworld, Psystar's official position Tuesday on how it will address the Mac OS X End User License Agreement (EULA) is "No comment." But, the story says, the company will continue to sell the OpenMac, which it is now apparently calling Open Computer:
PsyStar's Web site, which was offline almost all of Monday, was live today, and its online store was taking orders for the clone, which had been renamed Open Computer since yesterday.... PsyStar will pre-install Leopard, Apple's current operating system, on new systems for an additional $155. The base Open Computer model is priced at $399 without Mac OS X...
The furor began Monday when a Psystar employee indicated that the company planned to fight the EULA because they didn't think it would stand up in court. An InformationWeek piece said:
Psystar said Monday that the company believes Apple's terms violate U.S. monopoly laws. "What if Microsoft said you could only install Windows on Dell computers?"...The employee, who would only identify himself as Robert, said Apple grossly overcharges for the hardware on which its operating systems, including Leopard, come preinstalled.