Apple Sued Over Mac OS X Start-up Process

Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been sued for patent infringement concerning the Mac OS X start-up process. Florida-based Operating Systems Solutions is suing in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

It’s been claimed by the company that the Mac operating system violates a patent it owns for quickly booting an OS. The patent was firstly issued to LG Electronics in 2002.

The patent in question involves: “A method for fast booting a computer system, comprising the steps of: A. performing a power on self test (POST) of basic input output system (BIOS) when the system is powered on or reset is requested; B. checking whether a boot configuration information including a system booting state which was created while executing a previous normal booting process exists or not; C. storing the boot configuration information from execution of the POST operation before loading a graphic interface (GUI) program, based on the checking result; and D. loading the graphic user interface (GUI) program.”

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