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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Good point on their website
by Darkelve on Tue 15th Apr 2008 06:09 UTC
Darkelve
Member since:
2006-02-06

It might look a bit shady (actually it does not to me but I can see why people would think that), but they make really good points on their website. Even if Psystar are going nowhere with this, hopefully it will at least make Apple think (think well, not only different :p) .

Edit: I've changed my mind... at least legally, it looks pretty shady/uncertain... x)

Also, it looks like hell finally froze over...

Edited 2008-04-15 06:22 UTC

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RE: Good point on their website
by jensa on Tue 15th Apr 2008 06:14 in reply to "Good point on their website"
jensa Member since:
2006-12-01

They make really good points?

Can I run updates on my Open Computer?
The answer is yes and no. No because there are some updates that are decidedly non-safe. Yes because most updates are not non-safe. It's best to check on InsanelyMac for this information but when in doubt don't update it. You may have to reinstall your OS X if it is a non-safe update.


At least they have a sense of humor! :-)

Edited 2008-04-15 06:14 UTC

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Darkelve Member since:
2006-02-06

Yeah, like making the point that certain models of Apple computers have a substandard graphics card (at the very least, compared to the rest of the hardware).

Or I suppose no Mac people have ever complained about that? :o)

Edited 2008-04-15 06:25 UTC

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