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.
Thread beginning with comment 371657
To view parent comment, click here.
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
VistaUser
Member since:
2008-03-08

Difference here is that OSX will work on traditional PC's. and Apple also gets its cut.

The only ones hurt by this are those who see a premium in the mac hardware business.

If you want to install Windows on any traditional PC you are free to do so. OSX is also x86 in the package now and artificially limiting its possibilities is not favoured by everyone.

Reply Parent Score: 4

merlin747 Member since:
2006-11-09

Problem is: with Apple having to write the drivers for hardware (to keep quality) it does cost more to develop in that regard... compared to Windows which Microsoft decided to rely upon hardware OEMs.

So if you install on your hackintosh and you have a sub-par experience, are you going to say "oh well, maybe it's my machine?"

Apple _chooses_ to sell the hardware & software as a set. You're perfectly free to choose to use Linux, Windows, or one of the BSDs.

Edited 2009-07-04 01:48 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 3

Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

Apple _chooses_ to sell the hardware & software as a set.

Apple also chooses to sell stand-alone copies of OSX.

You're perfectly free to choose to use Linux, Windows, or one of the BSDs.

Or OSX. ;)

Edited 2009-07-04 02:04 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 5

Vinegar Joe Member since:
2006-08-16


So if you install on your hackintosh and you have a sub-par experience, are you going to say "oh well, maybe it's my machine?"


Why do you assume the "experience" will be "sub-par"? It's not as if the Taiwanese and Chinese workers building Macs sprinkle magic Apple pixie dust on each and every Mac as it rolls out the factories in Guangdong and Peitou.

Reply Parent Score: 1

computrius Member since:
2006-03-26

"are you going to say "oh well, maybe it's my machine?" "

Yes, thats exactly what I would say ;)

Reply Parent Score: 2