Psystar is crazy like a fox. Apple’s attorneys are currently pummeling the plucky “Open Computer” manufacturers for their Mac clones, and while Psystar have hired some anti-trust attorneys of their own to fight them off, the general impression is of an enraged grizzly bear swatting a prone, overweight Special Ed preschooler back and forth with its paw. Curl, Psystar! Curl!
But curl they don’t. In fact, Psystar’s egging Apple on: their latest “strategy” is to release Leopard restore discs to all of their customers. Before, Psystar maintained that a corrupted Leopard install would require the computer to be mailed back to them. This was presumably to prevent distributing a hacked version of Leopard and falling afoul of Apple’s lawyers… moot now.
Now that they are already being sued and risk being shut down, perhaps they feel they have nothing more to lose. Maybe they’re trying to do right by their customers in case they do get shut down. But I keep on thinking that these guys have some epic plan, this latest move just being one small part. All will be revealed in the final moments of a Supreme Court battle, John Grisham style.
Open Computing Leopard Restore Disc [Psystar]
Previously • Psystar will allege Apple antitrust – Boing Boing Gadgets
• Psystar hires Apple-killing attorneys – Boing Boing Gadgets
• How the Psystar lawsuit might go very, very wrong… for Apple …
• Apple finally – FINALLY – sues Psystar – Boing Boing Gadgets
• Psystar OpenMac monstrosities run OS X – Boing Boing Gadgets