EIC Squared: Psystar vs. Apple, Cisco vs. Microsoft, Dell's cloud

On this episode of the EIC Squared podcast, CNET News' Dan Farber and ZDNet's Larry Dignan discuss the week's news.

On this week's EIC Squared podcast, ZDNet's Larry Dignan and I discuss the legal tussle between Apple and the Mac cloner, Psystar.

This week, Psystar sued Apple on antitrust grounds . Psystar execs said they just want to make the Mac OS "more accessible" by offering it on cheaper hardware than what Apple provides. It's hard not to imagine Apple fighting this one to the bitter end and Psystar getting crushed in a lengthy litigation.

Another battle is brewing with Cisco Systems adding e-mail and calendaring to its on-demand, collaborative software platform with the acquisition of PostPath . This might speed up Microsoft's delivery of an on-demand software suite. If Cisco wants to push its suite further, Zoho would be an acquisition target.

Larry and I also discuss the coverage of the Democratic National Convention. And I share my thoughts on Dell's cloud computing efforts , which means selling bare-bones servers optimized for cost, operational efficiency, and energy conservation.

 

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