Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 19th May 2009 17:15 UTC
Apple If you thought Psystar was the only company making Macintosh "clones", then you are seriously mistaken. There is also German PearC, and the latest addition to the clone family is a Russian company called RussianMac, who debuted several Mac clones this week.
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RE: Easy fix...
by ferrels on Tue 19th May 2009 19:35 UTC in reply to "Easy fix..."
ferrels
Member since:
2006-08-15

That won't work. They'll just use a Polish front company (or some other former eastern bloc nation) to buy OSX copies. And in regard to quality, what quality are you talking about? Apple buys their hardware from the same Pacific rim manufacturers as all the other hardware dealers out there. The only difference is the EFI module. Apple is a PC hardware vendor just like any other. Only difference is that OSX is one big hunk of DRM. Otherwise you'd never be able to run XP, Vista or Windows 7 on their systems....which we all know that we can.

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RE[2]: Easy fix...
by Kroc on Tue 19th May 2009 19:59 in reply to "RE: Easy fix..."
Kroc Member since:
2005-11-10

Yup, one big hunk of DRM that doesn't require product keys, activation and doesn't have a protected media path.

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RE[3]: Easy fix...
by Adurbe on Tue 19th May 2009 20:32 in reply to "RE[2]: Easy fix..."
Adurbe Member since:
2005-07-06

well.... you need a dvd or a pen drive to install it! Clear lockin...

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RE[2]: Easy fix...
by pandronic on Wed 20th May 2009 12:49 in reply to "RE: Easy fix..."
pandronic Member since:
2006-05-18

The DRM is the fact that they only support a handful of configurations. You can't blame Apple for that.

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RE[3]: Easy fix...
by Traumflug on Thu 21st May 2009 09:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Easy fix..."
Traumflug Member since:
2008-05-22

It's only a matter of time until the first non-Apple hardware drivers, aka .kexts, appear. Netbooks are currently moving from Intel GMA950 to Intel GMA500, both of which come with open source drivers. It isn't trivial to craft a .kext from a Linux driver, but it undoubtly can be done.

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