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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regarding the legality
by Ethyriel on Tue 15th Apr 2008 01:49 UTC
Ethyriel
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2005-07-07

I'm sure they have some just passed the bar exam lawyer chomping at the bit, wanting to challenge the legality of the EULA. That probably doesn't bode well, but maybe he's up to it and gets a sympathetic judge.

If they aren't prepared, they really jumped the gun and they don't have a chance. Or maybe they're just trying to show Apple the market for an xMac.

Hopefully they'll stick it out long enough to fill orders after a few reviews.

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