Featured Articles

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD sheds light on stacked DRAM APUs

AMD is fast tracking stacked DRAM deployment and a new presentation leaked by the company  points to APUs with stacked DRAM,…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel launches new mobile Haswell and Bay Trail parts

Intel has introduced seven new Haswell mobile parts and four Bay Trail SoC chips, but most of them are merely clock…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri APU reviewed

Today we'll take a closer look at AMD's A8-7600 APU Kaveri APU, more specifically we'll examine the GPU performance you can…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 30 September 2011 09:59

Apple can keep its machines pure

Written by Nick Farell
apple

Does not have to sully them with other software
Apple has won the right to keep its computers free of rival operating systems. Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder wrote in her opinion that Apple's Mac OS X  licensing agreement was indeed enforceable against Psystar, which had
sold non-Mac computers with Mac OS X installed.

Psystar claimed that the OS X licensing agreement was an "unlawful attempt to extend copyright protection to products that are not copyrightable."The Ninth Circuit chucked that idea out.

Pystar had been making hacktintoshes which ran OSx until Apple sued the outfit. In late 2009, US District Judge William Alsup ruled that Psystar violated Apple's copyrights when distributing Mac OS X with its machines.

The ruling is important for Apple because it means that it is legally justfied in keeping its oppressing control freak business model with its closed ecosystem. It means that the  company can keep technological controls to ensure
that only approved applications are used in connection with the operating systems.


Nick Farell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments