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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Numbers will tell
by Budd on Sat 4th Jul 2009 17:35 UTC
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...if PearPC (a very obscure firm for the middle class Joe) or Psystar (some other obscure firm about to be broke) will make ANY impact into the European market. Apple computers are an extremely rara avis here. Is not even like 1 to ... 100 ratio (I know, pulled the number out of my ass but I'm sure ratio is even lower). I wouldn't worry too much if I was Apple. Release the Lava Leopard and make it work on Apple only machines (I bet there's a way Apple can uniquely identify their machines), make updates for Snow Leopard (hell, even this one can be made to run only on Apple machines) available only for Apple machines and suddenly Pear & Psystar will run into problems.
I give them until the holidays season. After that, I bet they will be either settle (which was probably the reason they stepped in) or they will be out of business due to technical problems.

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