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 FreakyT on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:22 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
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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.

I'll agree with you there -- I feel like clone manufacturers shouldn't be selling these things in actual stores, but instead only online with a "build to order" type setups. Unfortunatlely, it seems like a "slippery slope" either way; if you allow the clone makers to exist, the brand dilution is bound to happen, whereas if you don't, you implicitly acknowledge a company's ability to legally restrict what a customer can do with a purchased product, which could lead to all sorts of crazy restrictions.

Personally, I'd say the former outcome is preferrable to the latter.

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