Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is interesting news that hit my inbox at 2:22 AM (don't ask). It seems like the concept of selling Mac clones is more lucrative than many have anticipated, as I've just been informed via email that the German PearC has expanded its business into the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and France. Together with the news that Psystar emerged from chapter 11, it looks like the market for Mac clones is more lucrative than many of us had imagined.
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by kaiwai on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:06 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
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Of course it's good. Now, people who buy these should be fully aware that their system may have issues and they're not eligible for Apple support, but that aside, why should anyone care? Apple gets their money from the OS sale, and as Thom's previous editorial postulated, Apple probably isn't "subsidizing" the cost.

But you're ignoring the fall out that comes when idiot has a bad experience and it tarnishes Apples good name rather than blaming the vendor itself. How many times have Microsoft been blamed for things that the OEM does? I'm sure Apple has looked at what Microsoft has to put up with and thought, "I don't want t have to deal with that". Imagine all the crapware that will be installed on pre-installed versions of Mac OS X and the shonky nature of it - it basically ruin the Apple brand over night as people equate their one bad experience using non-Apple hardware with Mac OS X to the quality of the operating system.

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