Hackintosh Company Psystar Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Posted May 30, 2009

Psystar is a company that is best known for building Hackintosh machines.  A Hackintosh is considered an unauthorized Mac clone machine.  Psystar did it in a massive production, resulting in a lawsuit headed their way.  Long story short, Apple sued Psystar for making Mac clones and Psystar sued them back for anticompetitive practices.

Making matters more complicated, Psystar filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy earlier this week in Florida.  The Chapter 11 bankruptcy indicates that Psystar’s investors may have given up in the legal battle against Apple.  A hearing will take place on June 5 and Psystar’s equity creditors will be revealed on that day.  Apple claimed Psystar was violating the Digital Millenium Copyright Act based on the way they installed the Mac OS on the PC.

Despite the bankruptcy filing, Psystar continues to sell Hackintosh PCs on their website: psystar.com.  Given the case at hand, it will be an uphill battle for Psystar.  Hopefully Apple and Psystar will be able to resolve their differences somehow.

[via MacObserver]