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    Vampires are also allergic to bulldozers BerticusPryme's Avatar
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    Default take that apple...

    If no one has heard yet there is a company now selling "open computers". By doing them this way they can sell them preinstalled with mac osx. really intersting read. At this point I dont know if Apple will shut them down hard or if they may keep going and win hitting apple in the stomach and laughing. Here is the full story on it.
    http://www.news.com/8301-13579_3-991...ml?tag=newsmap

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    Default Re: take that apple...

    Go them, I'm fed up with Apple.
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    Default Re: take that apple...

    They will still never be able to compete with Apple.
    There is no way.
    It's not the cool thing to have, Apple is.

    That being said though, I wouldn't be surprised if Apple took them to court and tried to shut them down. Now that they are enjoying more and more popularity they are beginning to become another hated "BIG company."

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    I do believe that "pre-installed" OS X is going to be short lived. Per the Apple OS X Software License Agreement..

    2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
    A. Single Use. This License allows you to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. You agree not to install, use
    or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so.
    This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on more than one
    computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.
    http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf

    So even though its an called an "Open Computer" loading OS X on it.. is still illegal, and they are breaking the law.

    Now don't get me wrong here.. I am no Apple fan boy.. and I think its awesome that someone finally showed the world that Apple doesn't have magical hardware, but I can understand why Apple would be pissed if someone was deliberately violating their SLA and profiting from it.
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    Well this will keep them from sueing NYC.

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    I love the quotes at the end of the article--There's a reason why Apple only has 8% of the market...
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    Finally, I love this, means that apple prices might go down because they now have to compete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crenn View Post
    Finally, I love this, means that apple prices might go down because they now have to compete.

    Sorry but I don't think they are really going to have to worry about competition. This company with be snuffed out soon and they will be back to creating popular products and software. Slowly increasing their hold on their not so niche market.

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    I don't think this will be snuffed out very quickly
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    Yeah they are betting that the exclusivity cause won't hold up to a court test... Apple is betting no one will want to challenge it...

    I love the analogy one reporter made about that being like Honda selling a car with a caveat that you can only drive on Honda made roads to preserve the "Honda Driving Experience"

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