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: Monopoly of Rotten Apple
by sonic2000gr on Tue 15th Apr 2008 19:13 UTC in reply to "Monopoly of Rotten Apple"
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It needs powerful compelling vision like of Bill Gates to make some working and affordable operating system for masses

- Linux works and is affordable (as in free). It still presents quite a few challenges for non-technical users (who would never care to install an OS themselves)

- Mac works but is not affordable. At best, it is at least becoming more popular and this will eventually force the prices to go down.

- Last, Vista is neither affordable, nor working... not as promised any way. At least SP1 improved things somehow, but it is still a lemon.

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