Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th Apr 2008 21:44 UTC
Apple The website of a Miami-based networking and security solutions reseller became inaccessible Monday, shortly after the company began advertising an unauthorized Mac clone for a fraction of the cost of Apple's cheapest system. Dubbed OpenMac, the USD 400 offering from Psystar Corporation is described as 'a low-cost high-performance computing platform' based on the ongoing OSX86Project - a hacker-based initiative aimed at maintaining a version of the Mac OS X operating system for everyday PCs. The website is back online now, and the machine has been renamed to Open Computer. Update: Psystar says they will continue to sell the Open Computer system, despite the fact that it appears to violate Apple's EULA. "We're not breaking any laws," they insisted.
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by Googol on Tue 15th Apr 2008 07:11 UTC
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Noone. It's a PC. Its mainboard is capable of booting OSX. How does this make for a clone..? There are plenty mainboards now that can boot OSX, that does not make them 'clones', especially not unauthorised ones. It is the other way round: Apple runs now on PC hardware, given the right BIOS.

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