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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Buy from these guys or avoid them?
by Karig on Tue 15th Apr 2008 14:43 UTC
Karig
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2007-04-27

Well. Now that we've been arguing about EULAs a bit, here's the $64,000 question: Would you guys advise buying an OpenComputer or OpenPro with Mac OS X Leopard installed from this company? (I own a Mac Mini and am strongly tempted to throw some money at Psystar for an upgrade, and they seem to be on the up-and-up, claiming to have been around for thirty years [see: http://www.psystar.com/about_psystar.html])

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