Biting The Apple

If it looks like a Mac and acts like a Mac, is it a rip-off?

Until now, no one has been able to duplicate Apple's popular Macintosh computer -- at least not legally. NuTek, a U.S. subsidiary of a company based in the Netherlands Antilles, unveiled a computer that, the firm claims, can run both Mac and IBM software without violating any copyrights. NuTek says its DUET computer, along with an operating system that NuTek plans to market separately, is a completely new system that enables the machine to perform just like the user-friendly Mac. Available in two months, the DUET is expected to retail for about $3,000. Says an Apple spokesman: "We don't believe that...

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