Psystar Announces Program for Third-Party PC Manufacturers to Enable Snow Leopard Installation
setteB.IT reports [Google translation] that unauthorized Mac clone manufacturer Psystar has announced the launch of a new licensing program that will enable third-party PC manufacturers to preload their systems with Psystar's boot loader to allow for simple installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard directly from a retail disc. The move comes as Psystar has launched an increasing number of its own hardware products over the past 18 months that offer the ability to run Mac OS X.
In an effort to spread the Snow Leopard experience to an ever-expanding number of people, the licensing initiative will allow manufacturers to have their hardware Psystar Certified and have their computers pre loaded with our unique technology including the Darwin Universal Boot Loader (DUBL). Qualifying products must fall in Desktop, Server or Mobile categories. Once a product is certified, consumers can purchase it off the shelf or through standard channels and when labeled Psystar Certified would allow the installation of Snow Leopard simply by inserting the retail OS X DVD.
Apple and Psystar have been engaged in several ongoing lawsuits over the clone manufacturer's unauthorized use of and modification of Apple's Mac OS X offerings for installation on non-Apple hardware.