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Macintosh clone

A Power Macintosh from a company other than Apple. In late 1994, Apple began to license its operating system and hardware technologies to third parties. The first models appeared in the spring of 1995 from Radius, Power Computing and DayStar Digital. In late 1996, Apple halted its licensing, and the clone business was discontinued. Apple paid Power Computing to acquire some of its personnel and end its agreements. In 2008, Psystar introduced a non-Apple computer with the Apple operating system (see OSx86). See CHRP.
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In addition, Moxa's MAC clone technology lets the AWK-1131A pass the MAC address of a connected device through to the network.
Mac clone maker Psystar reopened its Web site Saturday as a second company lawyer stepped forward to say reports of the company's demise were greatly exaggerated.
After some brief downtime, Psystar's Web site is back up, and the company's lawyer is reportedly dismissing any suggestion that the Mac clone maker is closing up shop.
Steve Jobs, interim CEO and original co-founder of Apple, made tough pruning decisions and planted new seeds of change that include: dumping the Newton personal digital assistants; ending Mac clone licensing agreements that ate away Apple's profits; and restricting sales of Apple products to CompUSA and 3,500 authorized U.
After the company tepidly began licensing a couple of years ago, Mac clone makers did what Apple had feared: They cut into its revenue.
But won't that strategy stimulate a fresh assault by Mac clone makers?
A federal judge officially banned Mac clone maker Psystar from selling computers with Apple's Leopard or Snow Leopard operating systems, effectively putting an end to a 17-month-old lawsuit.
Unauthorized Mac clone maker, Psystar, on Thursday said it will emerge from chapter 11 bankruptcy as it takes on Apple's Mac system and a legal battle.
Staunch Mac users may stay loyal to their first love, but Windows 95 and competitive pricing may make the novice computer consumer bypass Macs and go for the Mac clone or PC," he theorizes.
Apple last week asked a Florida federal judge to kill a lawsuit filed in August by Psystar, saying that the case is a retread of the one in California that has the Mac clone maker on the ropes.
Apple and Mac clone maker Psystar traded barbs last week in federal court as they simultaneously asked a judge to end the case that began more than 15 months ago.
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