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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end result
by hornett on Fri 10th Jul 2009 09:03 UTC
hornett
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2005-09-19

Apple have been fairly tolerant of the hackintosh scene so far but I wouldn't be too surprised if people *selling* clones isn't the straw that breaks the camel's back.

I just hope the end result is not some kind of shitty hardware validation/activation program which inconveniences genuine Mac owners.

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RE: end result - implementation is better
by jabbotts on Fri 10th Jul 2009 12:28 in reply to "end result"
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2007-09-06

While Apple is a more restrictive company that Microsoft, they tend to do a much better job of implementation. I suspect it wouldn't be noticeable when dealing with official hardware. Maybe an identifying chip on the board or some such non-standard hardware component.

It wouldn't take too long for the hackintosh folks to work around but could cause a legal problems requiring actual hardware patent infringement for resellers.

Either way, it can't be implemented as badly as Genuine Advantage and UAC. From that benchmark, the only way to go is up.

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