Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th Oct 2009 21:45 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems Just when you thought you saw it all. So, we all know about Psystar, the two lawsuits between them and Apple, and all the other stuff that's been regurgitated about ten million times on OSNews alone. Well, that little company has taken its business to the next level - by announcing an OEM licensing program.
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A Mac is no longer a Mac anyway
by brewmastre on Mon 5th Oct 2009 23:24 UTC
brewmastre
Member since:
2006-08-01

You know, I have been a long time Mac supporter (bought my first 15 years ago) but much of what I always liked about Apple Macintosh computers no longer exists today anyway. They were for most of their history a unique computer experience. They offered unique styling, hardware, and software. Now they are just a unique OS running on commodity hardware in a nice case. So as far as I'm concerned, I welcome the ability to have that nice Mac OS experience on discounted hardware.

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DrDankenstein Member since:
2009-09-07

Now they are just a unique OS running on commodity hardware in a nice case. So as far as I'm concerned, I welcome the ability to have that nice Mac OS experience on discounted hardware.



Im not sure if i can say that OSX is entirely unique, its back bone is based on BSD, and is modeled after it internally. The kernel, xnu is just to crazy to explain. the difference in mac os x vs any other unix like is IOkit, aqua, and all the apple APIs.

i guess we all want pretty APIs and a stable os on cheap hardware.

dr. d

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kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

i guess we all want pretty APIs and a stable os on cheap hardware.


Pick two, but you can't have all three. That is the reality of the OS world. Oh how I wish that a large OEM would embrace *BSD, create a complete software stack and sell it with their own hardware - but it won't happen. The current bloated management in Dell and HP would sooner keep the status quo than do anything adventurous.

Yes, I am the last remaining person who believe sin the vertically integrated model - even with every idiotic half-wit analyst from the 'financial market' claiming that the horizontal model is superior. The day when a use Windows without recoiling away from it with disgust is the when I can see merit in the horizontal model.

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