Loc: Florida, USA
I finally got them to refund me for the CPU. Yet they want me to pay for shipping. Every person that works there are hindu and can't understand a bloody word they are saying. Reminds me of the tech support flash cartoon from illwillpress.com I had the guy repeat the "RMA" number 5 times and I still think I only got half. I think tomorrow i'll just take a trip to RPC computers and get a buddy of mine to order me the parts to finish this project.
Back in the 90s there were mac clones and Apple put a stop to it because the companies were using copied software. Meaning by copied software the Firmware or back in those days the ROM were Apple's property. The same thing almost happened back in the 80s with IBM but AMI reverse engineered the BIOS system.
The Apple clones from the 90's were licensed by Apple. When Steve Jobs came back to the company he didn't renew the licenses and actually bought the last remaining license from PowerComputing Co. I never heard anything about copying of the firmware. Where did you find this info ?
The official Apple story was Apple stopped the licensing of clones because they were loosing money on hardware sales.
When you get down to it all you need is one part that is Apple certified for it to fall under the EULA. For a example if I was to use a Apple certified hard drive or DVD drive I would be safe under the EULA.
If you were to build a Apple G4 sawtooth's from scratch and use the sawtooth logicboard and use a 3rd party CPU like from sonnet, memory from PNY, A DVD drive from Pioneer, a hard drive from Western Digital, a video card from MSI and a 3rd party mid size tower ATX case with power supply would this still be a mac or would it just be a PC?
The EULA is very clear that the software is only for an "Apple-Labeled computer" which pretty much eliminates anything but an Apple computer. Apple has never had a problem with people making their own Macs or but anyone who tried to market them without a license has been stopped. And of course there are no licenses available now, and I doubt there will be any in the future.
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