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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middleware
Member since:
2006-05-11

Because it is pointless to say Apple sell OS X alone while someone says Apple set hardware and software as a set. Selling OS X alone like selling spare parts and that's not the essence of the business model. If you mix any single channel you can get something with the essence of the business model in the reasoning, you will get no conclusion meaningful.

So as you said, they don't and don't expect support, and Apple set H/S as a set.

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Bobthearch Member since:
2006-01-27

But Apple does sell OSX alone. That's a fact.

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middleware Member since:
2006-05-11

And I do ask a question for a reason and get some useful conclusion and that's a fact, too.

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Tuishimi Member since:
2005-07-06

Your metaphors need a little work. Hitler? Spare auto parts?

I am running OS X on a home-built PC right now. It smokes (quad core, 8 gigs of ram, ICH10, 2.5 Terabytes of disk space, 9800 GTX+... All for 1,000 USD. On the other hand, I do have a house full of Macs (wife, and kids have them)... I always buy the family pack of OS X, iWork and iLife whenever a new version is released.

I do not expect Apple to offer ANY support for my PC, and if it comes to the point where Mac OS X won't upgrade on my machine then, oh well, I either stay where I am or move to Linux or Windows 7. My problem.

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