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Apple Files Suit Against Mac Clone Maker Psystar

Lora Bentley

The story of Psystar's blatant disregard for Apple's EULA, which prohibits the installation of Apple software on any hardware other than that manufactured by Apple, went on for days.

 

First, the Florida-based startup's Web site buckled with the influx of customer traffic following the Mac clone's launch. Then there were questions regarding the company's legitimacy. (One blogger went so far as to photograph the store front at Psystar's listed address.) Then Psystar added Ubuntu Linux and Windows XP boxes to its lineup. All the while, Apple said nothing.

 

Until now.

 

ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes has confirmed Apple filed suit against the startup. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, alleges software license violations as well as copyright and trademark infringement. Hughes says simply:

Psystar has been pushing its luck for some time now, and now the fun is over.

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