updated 09:15 pm EDT, Tue September 8, 2009
Unauthorized Snow Leopard clones already on market
Psystar has already circumvented Apple's latest copyright-protection methods utilized in the Snow Leopard update. The clone maker is currently shipping its Open Computer systems with the new operating system, despite the ongoing legal battle between both companies.
A second lawsuit was recently filed by Psystar, with fresh accusations centering around Snow Leopard. Attorneys argue that Apple illegally links the operating system to its hardware, leading to a monopoly of the market for premium computers.
Although the latest filing is similar to Psystar's initial case, the company claims Apple is utilizing new technology to prevent use on generic hardware. The clone maker is seeking damages and changes to the software EULA, along with the removal of code designed to prevent compatibility with PCs.
"We have developed new virtualization technologies to allow our Open Computers to interface with the all new Mac OS X like never before, ensuring a seamless computing experience," Psystar said on its blog.
Despite the Snow Leopard support on the new clones, Psystar warns owners of older systems to avoid the upgrade to prevent loss of data or damage to the computer. The company will soon release information regarding upgrades for prior purchases. [via InformationWeek]