updated 10:55 pm EDT, Wed July 1, 2009
Psytar ships new clone
Despite a recent Chapter 11 filing and the continuing legal battle, Psystar has introduced a new Nehalem-based clone. The company distributed an e-mail introducing its "fastest and most quiet computing configuration available," while reminding customers that the bankruptcy proceedings will not put an end to its continuing operations, according to ChannelWeb.
"As you all may already be aware, in late May Psystar filed for Chapter 11 protection. Although this was critical to our continued daily operations, we now are ready to emerge and again battle Goliath," the e-mail reads. "When life gives you apples, make applesauce."
Although the bankruptcy filing temporarily interrupted the copyright infringement suit, the judge recently granted Apple's motion to have the proceedings resume. Apple accused the company of fabricating a destitute image to protect itself from the earlier charges.
Apple in May claimed Psytar was interfering with the discovery phase of the lawsuit by withholding information and documents. The clone maker argued that it simply did not produce profit-and-loss, balance or other financial documents.
Bankruptcy documents indicate the company's financial troubles involve $88,000 in fees due to the law firm Carr & Ferrell. Apple has repeatedly suggested Psystar is being financially backed by outside parties, either competitors or companies testing the legal waters.
Psystar claims it will soon provide more details regarding the future of its business, as the Chapter 11 process nears completion. The lawsuit will likely continue in the meantime, unless the judge's recent decision is appealed.