Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems As if selling non-Apple labelled computers with Mac OS X pre-installed and licensing the technology to do so to third parties wasn't enough, Psystar has now moved ahead and has started offering its Rebel EFI package for everyone to buy and use. It makes it possible for just about anyone to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer.
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Deja vu (sorta)
by MissinBeOS on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 19:34 UTC
MissinBeOS
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2006-10-20

Anyone else remember the heady days of the PowerPC clones from PowerComputing? I loved their ads -- even the last one showing the guy pulled over by the police for speeding -- a last slap at Apple for not renewing their cloning license.

Regardless ... I'm not sure what the legality of this is, but it sounds like a very cool way to install a purchased copy of OS X onto a number of different machines.

I hope they don't get squashed like a corporate bug for this. You have to admire their sheer chutzpah ;)

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RE: Deja vu (sorta)
by golimpio on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 19:44 in reply to "Deja vu (sorta)"
golimpio Member since:
2009-10-17

I'm only going to admire them when they distribute their software as an open source project. That will be a really positive attitude.

For now, I see a company that wants to make money from the hard work of others.

Edited 2009-10-23 19:46 UTC

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RE[2]: Deja vu (sorta)
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 19:54 in reply to "RE: Deja vu (sorta)"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

For now, I see a company that wants to make money from the hard work of others.


Proof please?

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