Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Feb 2009 16:30 UTC
Apple US resident already had the pleasure/disgrace (take your pick) of buying non-Apple computers with Mac OS X pre-installed through PsyStar. European customers were left out in the cold, as PsyStar is a US-based company which undoubtedly makes shipping across the pond rather expensive. Despair no longer, European clone enthusiasts: German PearC is here.
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It's cool nevertheless...
by mweichert on Sun 8th Feb 2009 19:18 UTC
mweichert
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2006-03-23

Although I don't believe that PearC will last long, I have no objection to what they are doing. I do hope that they commit back to the osx86 project.

Until recently, I have always built my own PC clones as I felt I had better hardware for my money (though with Dell, I feel I'm getting good value and find them hard to beat). It would be nice to be able to to do the same for Mac.

Pro-choice. ;)

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RE: It's cool nevertheless...
by kaiwai on Sun 8th Feb 2009 20:09 in reply to "It's cool nevertheless..."
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

Although I don't believe that PearC will last long, I have no objection to what they are doing. I do hope that they commit back to the osx86 project.


What I'd like to see is them remove the protection and a disclaimer of, 'if you're not running it on a Mac, you're on your own" along with a blanket kibosh against OEM bundling.

It would keep the enthusiast community happy, Apple happy etc. etc.

I can't work out the reason for the paranoia to be quite honest - do they really think that the 'unwashed masses' are going to go out and go to all that effort to choose the right hardware to run Mac OS X? please, its already shown that the average person goes in and buys their computer like a toaster - very little time is spent on the internals nor does the average end user understand or care about the internals.

Until recently, I have always built my own PC clones as I felt I had better hardware for my money (though with Dell, I feel I'm getting good value and find them hard to beat). It would be nice to be able to to do the same for Mac.

Pro-choice. ;)


In New Zealand it has always been a funny situation where custom made have always worked out to be more expensive than ones bought through one of the major retail chains. I've only built one computer in my whole entire life, and that was a AMD Athlon many years ago (with one of those god awful VIA chipsets - before the nForce arrived on the scene).

There is the 'thrill' I guess from building ones own PC but when push comes to shove and I am forced between saving a few hundred dollars or getting my jollies from building my own computer - I make my decisions based on the almighty dollar.

Edited 2009-02-08 20:11 UTC

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