Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:40 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Now this is interesting news that hit my inbox at 2:22 AM (don't ask). It seems like the concept of selling Mac clones is more lucrative than many have anticipated, as I've just been informed via email that the German PearC has expanded its business into the BeNeLux (Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg) and France. Together with the news that Psystar emerged from chapter 11, it looks like the market for Mac clones is more lucrative than many of us had imagined.
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by drstorm on Sat 4th Jul 2009 00:55 UTC
drstorm
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2009-04-24

Good.

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by sigzero on Sat 4th Jul 2009 01:35 in reply to ":)"
RE[2]: :)
by VistaUser on Sat 4th Jul 2009 01:42 in reply to "RE: :)"
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2008-03-08

It is good in many sense of the word - especially for those who want the mac experience without the mac compromises that Apple forces upon consumers with a limited range of hardware.

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by FreakyT on Sat 4th Jul 2009 02:46 in reply to "RE: :)"
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2005-07-17

Of course it's good. Now, people who buy these should be fully aware that their system may have issues and they're not eligible for Apple support, but that aside, why should anyone care? Apple gets their money from the OS sale, and as Thom's previous editorial postulated, Apple probably isn't "subsidizing" the cost.

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by gfx1 on Sat 4th Jul 2009 18:10 in reply to "RE: :)"
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2006-01-20

Jup it is good, there is a market for a more afordable mac, one slightly larger than a mac mini so you can use proper RAM and a decent 3,5" harddisk.

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by SCHWEjK on Sat 4th Jul 2009 09:20 in reply to ":)"
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2006-04-05

Besides their OS of choice (scnr), the PC seems to be pretty nifty. And yeah, there's nothing better than a Lian Li case ;)

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by WereCatf on Sat 4th Jul 2009 10:55 in reply to ":)"
WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Good.

Hmm, well, it's good for the geek audience and anyone who understands that it's only a clone and not an official Apple product. They should make it clearer to their customers that those clones are not eligible for Apple customer support and that they buy those at their own risk.

Good for me? Nope. I have a Mac and I very much dislike OSX. I only use my Mac to watch movies with since it has a good widescreen display..

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