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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Kroc
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2005-11-10

"that will be far easier to upgrade."

Except it's not. You can't get any security updates without the fear of hosing your system. If you fit a new piece of equipment and it doesn't have drivers, it's no use, nobody is going to write them for you, and you're certainly not going to get any support.

It'd be less upgradable than a regular Mac, and require re-installing the OS regularly, as well as trawling forums whenever something doesn't work because the whole system is hacked onto hardware it isn't meant to be on.

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