Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 28th Oct 2009 14:09 UTC, submitted by Cytor
Hardware, Embedded Systems When Psystar announced it Rebel EFI package, the company was quickly accused of simply taking open source code, repackaging it, and selling it for USD 50. While selling open source code is not a problem, not making the source code available if the license demands it is. Netkas, famous OSX86 hacker, and a Russian site are now claiming they have found the smoking gun.
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Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

The 29 EUR version. The box says nowhere that it is an upgrade by the way, and doesn't even list Leopard as a pre-requisite... The lovely girl at the Apple retailer didn't notify me of anything either.

Also, this copy isn't for me, it's a gift for my father - he has an iMac. But of course, before giving it to him, I couldn't help but try it out on my Atom box ;) .

In any case, the installation succeeded, and Snow Leopard ran, but the tool which downloads the proper drivers from Psystar requires me to pay up - and I'm not doing that. So, installing Ubuntu as we speak.

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mckill Member since:
2007-06-12

if you did a bit of research you would find out all those drivers are actually free and patched up from the community anyways that psystar are just reusing.

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Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

if you did a bit of research you would find out all those drivers are actually free and patched up from the community anyways that psystar are just reusing.


I know. I tried them too (I have quite the experience installing Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer), but they didn't work well. On top of that, Psystar's DUB (whoever's sources it may be built on) did boot my machine - Chameleon does not.

Weird stuff, but I'm too lazy and too short on time to figure it all out.

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DREVILl30564 Member since:
2008-04-18

Thom,

which atom board do you have? I tried Rebel EFI with my D945GCLF and it errors out with a please restart your pc error for snow leopard.

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