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: double moral
by Adurbe on Sat 4th Jul 2009 16:39 UTC in reply to "double moral"
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Don't be petulant. Apple clearly did do development on the BSD foundations they used. Darwin is NOT BSD. They have similarities, no doubt, but they are not they same.

Also please do remember the darwin (bsd bit) is only a small part of what makes OSX

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RE[2]: double moral
by dmantione on Sat 4th Jul 2009 20:16 in reply to "RE: double moral"
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While that is true, IMO they still act like a child. They have decided drop their own architecture and become a PC vendor, competition on the hardware side is the logical result of that.

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RE[3]: double moral
by Adurbe on Sun 5th Jul 2009 12:22 in reply to "RE[2]: double moral"
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Apple were heavily involved with PPC but at the end of the day it was IBM and moto (freescale as that part of moto became) who made the chips.

Various arguments about, but they did not compete with intel's x86 implementation

Apple switched to intel.

You are correct in that they must now compete on a level field hardware wise with Dell, HP and Bob the (PC) Builder.

Where I disagree with your assumption is that Apple now have no right to protect the software work they have carried out and protect the consumer.

You infer (and correct me if I'm wrong) that Apple should endorse others selling their software. While I myself have enjoyed a play with a hackintosh or two, I am under no delusions that its a square peg in a round hole.

A PC manufacturer selling OSX preinstalled implies a level of support and suitability for use in the business sectors. It is not. Although the PCs they sell are a good spec for a lower price than Apple offer, would you entrust your livelihood to it?

I don't think it is right to sell a product to market under the implication that it is 'a mac without the mac price tag' without making clear its shortcomings.

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