Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Apple Sued Over Speedy Mac OS X Startup

Cnet: An obscure company named Operating Systems Solutions has sued Apple. It claims that OS X’s fast startup procedures violate a patent the company owns. The patent, first obtained by LG in 2002, covers “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.”

Operating Systems Solutions is seeking an injunction and damages in the case.

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