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 Macrat on Wed 16th Apr 2008 16:52 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Looks bad for Apple"
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The mini maxes out at 2GB RAM, the Open at 4GB.

No. While Apple only sells a 2GB option, it doesn't mean you can't open the box and put in 4GB.

Even with the $50 for the firewire card, and $155 for the OS X install, and an extra $80 for iLife '08 the $685 Open is significantly cheaper than a $950 mini.

Except that the Mac mini models are $599 and $799. Not $940.

That's still way cheaper than buying everything to make this generic box equal to everything that comes with a Mac mini.

Edited 2008-04-16 16:54 UTC

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