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  • Psystar Files for Bankruptcy, Trying to Slow Down Lawsuit with Apple


    The Apple and Psystar lawsuit seems to have taken an ugly turn. Psystar, the "Mac clone" maker, has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in Florida last Thursday. This is reported to be a move to slow down its lawsuit with Apple, based on the violation of Millennium Copyright Act. Apple's legal firm was made aware of the move on Memorial Day. This filing by Psystar is a clear indication that those supporting them against Apple seem to have withdrawn support, and Psystar neither has the power nor the money to fight Apple anymore.

    While Apple claims that the PC maker has no rights to sell PCs installed with Mac OSX, Psystar has not ceased retail operations.

    The Florida court will be holding a hearing on June 5, which is likely to reveal the name of the mysterious investors who have been working in the background till now.

    This smart move by the Psystar will put the lawsuit filed by Apple on hold while the Bankruptcy Court proceeds with the filing. Maybe it will give them some time to gather some investors and resume fighting Apple when the hold is lifted in the next few months.

    Still, it might be the case that even when this stay is lifted, Psystar won't be in a position to resume it's fight with Apple against selling of Mac clones. It's clear enough that Psystar is on the verge of defeat - but there might be some hope for the PC maker.

    [MacObserver]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Psystar Files for Bankruptcy, Trying to Slow Down Lawsuit with Apple started by sayam View original post
    Comments 25 Comments
    1. dennder's Avatar
      dennder -
      Quote Originally Posted by saifeeab View Post
      really sad to hear this...Apple is slowly becoming as bad as Microsoft....a big bully...either u play by their rules or they run you out of business. Shouldn't countries in EU be doing something similar to what they did to MS
      Ohh... our "beloved" commission will surely penalize anyone, but there is no Apple vs. "European Producer" legal lawsuit, so...
      Btw, apple has a minor position on european market. Here in czech republic there is no official distributor of apple products (although there is an apple.cz website, shop and so on, and they say they are the only one legal distributor, this company is not apple, not even owned by a czech, but some unknown company registered in british virgin islands).
      There is a major dist. network in germany and poland, as well as austria, little in france, but no more - others are just companies working with apple products as side business.
      So why should EU commission bother anyway?
    1. jschmall's Avatar
      jschmall -
      Quote Originally Posted by dennder View Post
      If compared (in diablo terminology), Apple would be a "fallen one" from Act I (little red-skinned demon), and microsoft would be a "Diablo" himself
      You just gained 100 coolness points in my book.

      Anyway, I think it's funny that they are filing for bankruptcy. Just goes to show how hard it is to fight a legal battle with a company as big as Apple or anyone else for that matter.
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Wish you luck, Psystar.
    1. alauria's Avatar
      alauria -
      What happens if you buy one of their computers and then they go out of business? The warranty is for three years, so would they honor it, or would you be SOL?

      I might send them an email and ask.
    1. Enkidu's Avatar
      Enkidu -
      Quote Originally Posted by Fallguy View Post
      Cant we all just get along ?
      I would love to try out the Mac OS but cant afford the steep price and I dont want to turn my MSI Wind into a Hacintosh .
      Why not? My buddy's Wind seems to be very happy, being a mini macbook