Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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The Worst
by NathanHill on Mon 26th Oct 2009 01:32 UTC
NathanHill
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This is the absolute worst article ever put on this site. And I think I wrote a piece for this site some time ago.

It doesn't make any sense.

For one thing, you'll find plenty of awesome Mac websites/communities that quite happily detail the pros and cons of building your own Hackintosh - MacWorld, TUAW, Lifehacker, Lowendmac, XLR8YourMac, and on and on. I have yet to see any Mac website that is in utter panic at the possibility of Hackintoshes. In fact, it's mostly been curious since for so long it was hard to make a decent gaming machine with standard Mac setups. (If those panicky websites exist, provide some links, Thom.)

Sure, you might find some suspicion of Psystar, but it's a pretty insignificant thing, I guess. You are probably the site that covers this whole thing the most from what I have read.

It's just economically infeasible to try to go after Hackintosh owners, one by one. Hey, maybe Apple will try, Mr. Conspiracy, but Apple is most likely benefitting from having that little hobby community out there doing its thing.

At the end of the day, a lot of people buy Macs because they do just work. Using Psystar's new little software thing or any of the other methods out there is still so much more complicated than just popping in your Snow Leopard disc and holding down "D" - or just buying a beautiful brand new Mac from an Apple Store.

I support Apple and its programmers defending their hard work. If Psystar is in the clear, the courts will work it out. If not, Psystar will pay the piper. Regardless, Apple will go on and keep being one of the more profitable entities in the technology market.

Terrible article, Thom.

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