News hit the Internet today alleging that the company behind the EFiX EFI-enabler device was going to start selling its own line of Apple Mac clones. While it is true that EFiX lets users install retail versions of Leopard on their PCs, selling pre-built PCs was something that Davide Rutigliano, the company’s CEO, did not have in mind.
Rutigliano, who is the CEO of Art Studios Entertainment, heads the firm responsible for engineering and producing the modules. Rutigliano told us today that EFiX-USA, an affiliate company that launched the clone initiative did not get authorization from Art Studios.
The initiative was short-lived however, as Rutigliano and Art Studios stepped in to can the entire project. According to his conversation with us, Rutigliano indicated that his device is not for companies to go out and compete with Apple or build clone machines. He stresses that the EFiX allows installation of EFI operating systems, which include Windows Vista, some Linux distributions and Apple OS X Leopard.