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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RE[3]: Looks bad for Apple
by bryanv on Tue 15th Apr 2008 18:15 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Looks bad for Apple"
bryanv
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2005-08-26

Assuming that updating the system takes an hour each time I need to do what software update would normally handle...

At $265 in savings over a mini, and that the opportunity cost for an hour of my time is $26.50, (I'm low-balling, but you get the point) I can do ten installs and still break-even.

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