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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Competition
by sbergman27 on Mon 14th Apr 2008 23:55 UTC
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

We tend to focus on MS, but real competition in the Apple arena would make for a stronger Mac platform and benefit us all, whether we use that platform or not. The Mac user base would be larger, and MS's proportionately smaller, if Apple did not insist upon owning it all. Apple's corporate selfishness has consequenses for everyone. I applaud any effort aimed at opening Mac as a platform. (Even if they can't actually call it a Mac.)

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