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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RE[2]: :)
by VistaUser on Sat 4th Jul 2009 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE: :)"
VistaUser
Member since:
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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RE[3]: :)
by Big Al on Sat 4th Jul 2009 02:06 in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
Big Al Member since:
2005-06-29

But without Apple's control over the hardware you'll hardly have the "Apple Experience".

Another part of the experience is Apple's customer support. I hardly think they'll be able to replicate that either.

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RE[4]: :)
by BallmerKnowsBest on Sun 5th Jul 2009 01:20 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
BallmerKnowsBest Member since:
2008-06-02

Another part of the experience is Apple's customer support. I hardly think they'll be able to replicate that either.


Why can't they replicate it? Does Apple have a patent on using ridiculously short warranty terms to push customers to horribly over-priced support plans?

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v RE[3]: :)
by kaiwai on Sat 4th Jul 2009 02:52 in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
RE[4]: :)
by Thom_Holwerda on Sat 4th Jul 2009 03:32 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

It reminds me of a friend who swore he 'needed' a tower; 3 years later and the most he did was upgrade the memory and hard disk - all of which you can do with an iMac. Games? get a console - if you're that into games and you're hitting 30, then god help you; you might as well be down at the skate park with a skate board trying to be 'cool' with the teenagers. It smacks of desperation.


If people want a tower... Then people want a tower. Who are you to dictate what people should buy? What right do you have? I thought you were a libertarian...

...not very libertarian of you to impose upon people what they should buy, or to protect a company.

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RE[4]: :) - gameing not acceptable over 30?
by jabbotts on Sat 4th Jul 2009 21:11 in reply to "RE[3]: :)"
jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

I think you have a scewed view of the gaming market if your so easily dismissing adult and retired gamers. A console is good for some games but other games need a full desktop rig for proper play.

Your view of skateboarding is equally ignorant though so it's not like your offering a reason to be taken seriously.

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RE[3]: :)
by re_re on Sat 4th Jul 2009 12:24 in reply to "RE[2]: :)"
re_re Member since:
2005-07-06

"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."

Apple forces nothing upon you, you have a free choice to purchase their product or not. Nobody is entitled to a mac. If you want it buy it, if you can't afford it, to bad.

Apple does what any other successful business does, they charge as much as they can for the products they offer, even if they lose customers and are making more money on less volume.

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