Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Apple in Battle Against Psystar

Psystar has finally been put down by the U.S. Court of Appeals in their legal battle against Apple. In 2008, the company began selling PCs with retail copies of OS X pre-installed. Naturally, Apple was not too flattered by this, and filed a copyright infringement suit against Psystar to stop selling the Mac clones. The courts originally ruled in Apple’s favor in 2009, but in true judicial fashion, Psystar appealed the decision as a last ditch effort to save the business. Today, the appeals court decided to uphold the previous ruling, permanently shutting down Psystar.

The hackintosh community is still alive and well, but we don’t expect to see retailers selling OS X on unsupported hardware anytime soon.


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