Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Feb 2009 20:55 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Legal The legal case between Apple and Psystar has just taken another, very small turn. Psystar gained a small victory over Apple today, because U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup allowed Psystar to modify its counter-suit against Apple, after he had dismissed the original counter-suit. However, something more interesting came out of this ruling: the judge hinted at what would happen if Psystar were to win.
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I have a psystar mac!
by penguin7009 on Mon 9th Feb 2009 23:47 UTC
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Ok on pain of death I decided to comment on psystar. My good wife purchased a Psystar Mac for me for Christmas 2008 because I had always wanted a Mac but could not afford one. This is what we have found out about these computers:

1. The base Psystar Mac is a very good looking machine (it actually looks better in person)

2. It is very quiet, in fact when placed under my desk I can hardly tell its running except for the power light being on.

3. My wife purchased the "on sale" model which has the 320 gig hard drive and the 4 gig 667 ram. This thing is fast.

4. It came with the Mac OS X 10.5.4 boxed set in the original Macintosh container just like you would purchase it off the shelf.

5. She had some questions before purchasing the computer and called Psystar. She actually spoke with a computer sales agent and didn't have to leave a voice mail!

6. After Christmas we sent off for the restore disk and it got balled up in the mail. She called them again and they sent another disk the same day. Later we recieved the original disk, so we know they sent the first one!

7. While booting my new computer on New Years Day, the power went low and then a surge and then nothing. My new computer would not boot. I tried everything I knew but nothing worked. I then put in my restore disk and booted into my copy of os x. It restored and then the install failed!

8. I called support and actually got a real english speaking actual person whom I could understand the very first time I called! I was shocked! Tech support talked me through the rest of the install.

9. NOTE: This is where there may be some grumbling! The remainder of the install takes place from Psystars servers and is tied to the ORIGINAL HARDWARE installed from the factory and will not install on anything else! If there is one drawback I guess I would say that is it, however, the download worked perfectly and the computer has been fine ever since. I don't know about you but I think that is good service no matter how you slice it!


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RE: I have a psystar mac!
by poundsmack on Tue 10th Feb 2009 00:03 in reply to "I have a psystar mac!"
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since the begining of the court hearing the service at Psystar has gotten much much better, as Penguin here as made known of his experience. They were not always like this, but since they have been in the spotlight they are trying to do a really good job, and they have succeeded. I agree about how loud the computer is, a lot of people have complained but I think it is actually rather quiet by comparison to my other PC's.

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RE[2]: I have a psystar mac!
by penguin7009 on Tue 10th Feb 2009 00:17 in reply to "RE: I have a psystar mac!"
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I really can't say if Psystar has done anything wrong or not because I don't know about such things. However my experience with Psystar has been positive and I really like my Psystar Mac. I guess I would be inclined to ignore a license which prevents me from using software that I have legally purchased the way I see fit.


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