Psystar: We're Not Shutting Down for Good

Late last week there was confusion as to whether or not Psystar would continue to do business now that the company was no longer allowed to selling Mac OS X on non-Apple-branded computers. One lawyer said the company was shutting up shop and all employees would be laid off. Another claimed that was a misquote, adding that despite the site being offline, Psystar was not permanently shutting down.

It seems the second statement from Camara & Sibley partner, K. A. D. Camara, was right. The Psystar store is back online and, while there's nary a hackintosh in sight, the company is still selling Rebel EFI.

The software, which allows users to run OS X on their PC, was not mentioned specifically in an injunction handed down last week. The injunction awarded to Apple prevents Psystar from selling any computers with Apple's OS X software preinstalled. However, Judge Aslop did not address the issue of Rebel EFI. Stating he did not believe it was his place to decide whether the software falls within the scope of the injunction or not because Psystar didn't mention it in statements made to the court.

MacObserver cites Psystar lawyer Camara as saying, "Psystar will proceed to litigate the legality of Rebel EFI through the motion process described in Judge Alsup's order. Psystar will also proceed with its antitrust case in Miami."

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  • jhansonxi
    For some reason, the Black Knight in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail comes to mind.
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  • mlopinto2k1
    Doesn't that break the ruling? They they aren't supposed to be a part of any kind of "hacking" of the Operating System?
  • smashley
    The ruling just says that they can't sell systems preinstalled with MacOS, but doesn't specify anything about selling software to facilitate an end user putting it on themself.
  • jhansonxi
    For some reason, the Black Knight in Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail comes to mind.