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Psystar Finally Closes its Doors

Lora Bentley

Days after a federal judge permanently enjoined Mac clone-maker Psystar from selling products that violate Apple's intellectual property rights, Apple Insider reports the company's Web site has gone dark.

 

In fact, the company is going out of business, according to Psystar attorney Eugene Action, who is quoted in the story. Action said Psystar's eight employees will be let go, and its president, Rudy Pedrasa, "will be shutting down things immediately."

 

The move "likely spells the end" for the company's Rebel EFI software offering as well, Apple Insider's Katie Masala points out. Even though the court did not specifically include the software in the injunction, the order did sternly warn Psystar to consider its next moves carefully. Apparently, pushing ahead with the software, which allows Mac OS X to be installed on non-Apple hardware was not worth the risk.

 

Even so, Action indicated Psystar does plan to appeal the court's decision to issue the permanent injunction.


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