Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 9th Jul 2009 21:43 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems The number of Mac clone makers is growing by the week, so it seems. We have Psystar in the United States, a clone maker in Russia, another one in the UK, and PearC who now cover Germany, The Netherlands, France, Belgium, and Luxembourg. We can add a new one to the list, one that I personally thought was a fake, but is apparently very real. One that has a retail store. In California. Quo Computer (in case you're wondering, you use that thing on the right to navigate - it's weird).
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Not fans of Mac hardware......?
by philip.may on Thu 9th Jul 2009 22:46 UTC
philip.may
Member since:
2005-10-19

Pfft, yeah right. I'm a PC/Gnu Linux user and the one thing I lament is there is no-one who makes kit as well as Apple, have you seen the inside of the Mac Pros, yummy.

The only reason why they "aren't fans" of Mac hardware is because they can't copy that and sell it!!

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umccullough Member since:
2006-01-26

The only reason why they "aren't fans" of Mac hardware is because they can't copy that and sell it!!


Or because it's ridiculously expensive.

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FunkyELF Member since:
2006-07-26

"The only reason why they "aren't fans" of Mac hardware is because they can't copy that and sell it!!


Or because it's ridiculously expensive.
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+1

Who copies hardware?

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bousozoku Member since:
2006-01-23

Pfft, yeah right. I'm a PC/Gnu Linux user and the one thing I lament is there is no-one who makes kit as well as Apple, have you seen the inside of the Mac Pros, yummy.

The only reason why they "aren't fans" of Mac hardware is because they can't copy that and sell it!!


Apple hardware in a lot of ways reminds me of the internals of the IBM System/38 and AS/400 that the company was using for administration.

Most machines are slopped together with seemingly loose wires running every which way, but Apple and that IBM equipment is quite purposeful from most angles.

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leech Member since:
2006-01-10

I can affirm IBM's builds. They are rather sweet. Everything is nicely compartmentalized. We have some X3500 models that we deal with, and while they are heavy suckers, everything in them is hot-swappable (except maybe the memory / cpu) including fans, power supplies etc.

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jabbotts Member since:
2007-09-06

Apple's factory clean tower cases look nice inside but they are not the only one's. Other factory builds meant for little or no internal maintenance look similar; custom length cables, clean wrapping, good placement.

A few years back there was also a custom game rig maker interviewed. They'd hired an origami artist to dot he cabling and I've yet to see anything come close to what that artist could do with ribon. Hell, I take my own rig to a friend for re-cabling after I've done the initial build of a new system. I usually have to leave the case open for a week while I gauk at it.

To be sure, Apple makes some pretty hardware with good quality but I can't feel envy over the idea that they are the only one's who can do a clean case. If this company's feelings about the hardware is based on number of ports and component selections rather than just a marketing angle, they may have a valid point.

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