Psystar’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple has been tossed out

Judge William Alsup has rejected Psystar’s claim that Apple uses anticompetitive practices to keep companies out of the Mac OS computer market.  The company has 20 days to try to have the judge reverse the decision. 

CNET is reporting that the Judge said "The pleadings…fail to allege facts plausibly supporting the counterintuitive claim that Apple’s operating system is so unique that it suffers no actual or potential competitors"

While it is likely that Psystar was just trying to bait Apple, and I really have no feelings for or against them, part of me was wishing they would prevail.  Apple’s reluctance to allow the operating system on non-Apple hardware is absurd.  I understand that they want to protect the ‘experience’, but, please, it is just an operating system. 

Psystar’s days are numbered.  I wonder how many people will weep over the loss.  I suspect the corks will pop at Apple on that day.


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