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[MacOS] Psystar Release Rebel EFI

As of yesterday the notorious Mac Clone manufacturer Psystar has released a commercial software called Rebel EFI. Rebel EFI prepares a normal PC to allow for the installation of Mac OS.

After downloading Rebel EFI,

[..] users simply insert a retail copy of the Snow Leopard DVD, follow the installation procedures and then install the application. The application automatically detects connected devices and downloads the appropriate drivers.

Rebel EFI features Psystar’s DUBL (Darwin Universal Boot Loader) and a Safe Update mode, that prevents users from installing updates that could break their systems. The Safe Update mode only installs Psystar approved updates.

In contrast to the EFI-X manufacturers, Psystar in the past has released several drivers for free to the OSX86 scene. The advantage of Rebel EFI in contrast to solutions like the Chameleon boot is that is already comes with an automized hardware detection and a bunch of downloadable hardware drivers. Chameleon on the other hand is available free of charge and a lot more powerful for users in the know. So decide for yourself which product fits your needs the best.

A single license for Rebel EFI costs about 50US$ and can be ordered here.

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[News] Pirate Bay Court Hearing Ends

With the final speech of the defense the court hearing ended today. The Pirate Bay guys have the public opinion on their side. As expected the defence negated responsibility for copyright infringement and continued to argue that Pirate Bay is basically a search engine, that provides torrent index files. The court is expected to take several weeks to rule in this highly complicated case.

According to the german newspaper TAZ, seven in eight newspaper articles in Sweden reporting in a positive or neutral style. A PR counsel for the music industry is quoted to be saying “We lost the fight for public opinion”.

In the meantime the media industry is trying to make the European Parliament push governments to persecute web services providing indexes of copyrighted material.

Because of the unknown illegal status here in Germany we cannot link directly to the trial page, that has been set up by the PirateBay team. You may use google.com to find it. It is linked from their main site.

[e-Biz] A Nasty Conspiracy Behind Psystar?

What might sound like a conspiracy book by John Grisham is reality. Apple obviously believes that another company or even companies are secretly backing up Psystar. Groklaw.net explains that this might be an explanation why a major law firm took this case. Apple’s lawyers wrote:

(..) Apple will seek leave to amend this complaint to show the unknown John Doe Defendants’ true names and capacities when they are ascertained.(..)

Apple seeks revenge and these new claims read badly for Psystar. Apple even added claims for DMCA violation. So the main question is: Is Psystar about to go down, or do they have aces in their sleeves? You may find the whole article on Growlaw.net.

Unimpressed by this current development Psystar is continuing to sell their MacClones…