Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:09 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems There's this hole here at OSNews, a hole left when Psystar was dealt a devastating blow by Apple's legal team. That whole saga provided a nice steady stream of news articles that's been dried up for a while. However, Psystar was not the only clone maker out there - what happened to Quo Computer, that clone maker with an actual real-world store front? They're still here, and just launched a new product.
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Good luck...
by mrhasbean on Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:51 UTC
mrhasbean
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2006-04-03

...to them and their customers. If that's what floats your boat go for it. Mac has a (relatively) small market and these guys are a niche part of that market, but undoubtedly they will do well out of those who want the benefits of a Mac but don't believe they should have to pay Apple for it. I dare say if they went the same marketing path as Pystar Apple would get aggressive toward them, but while they're running under the radar they're not worth worrying about.

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RE: Good luck...
by atsureki on Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:55 in reply to "Good luck..."
atsureki Member since:
2006-03-12

those who want the benefits of a Mac but don't believe they should have to pay Apple for it.


That really sums it up, doesn't it?

Apple's lawyers couldn't have said it better.

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RE[2]: Good luck...
by alcibiades on Thu 9th Sep 2010 15:40 in reply to "RE: Good luck..."
alcibiades Member since:
2005-10-12

Apple's lawyers couldn't have said it better.

Why would they say it at all? And who would care if they did?

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RE: Good luck...
by tupp on Thu 9th Sep 2010 01:19 in reply to "Good luck..."
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2006-11-12

... those who want the benefits of a Mac but don't believe they should have to pay Apple for it.

But the end user is paying Apple full retail for the OS -- that's the only part that is Apple.

Please, fanboys. In such situations, nobody is pirating anything nor doing anything that is wrong. Apple is getting paid fairly at the price it sets, in every instance.

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RE[2]: Good luck...
by tylerdurden on Thu 9th Sep 2010 01:33 in reply to "RE: Good luck..."
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2009-03-17

"... nobody is pirating anything nor doing anything that is wrong..."

Well, they are technically breaking the EULA for a profit. So it is an "iffy" proposition at best.

The main problem IMHO is that these sort of vendors have little value proposition, the prices/configs in their website aren't that exciting ($1K for a configuration with an ATI 3000 series GFX?). So the hardcore geeks seeking a hackintosh can probably get a better deal in the HW elsewhere, and since they can't provide that much support for the OS... neophyte customers will probably go directly to apple.

Alas, best of luck I guess...

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RE[2]: Good luck...
by NeoX on Thu 9th Sep 2010 05:35 in reply to "RE: Good luck..."
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2006-02-19


Please, fanboys. In such situations, nobody is pirating anything nor doing anything that is wrong. Apple is getting paid fairly at the price it sets, in every instance.

Except that Apple sells OS X only for Apple customers that have bought Apple products. It was never intended for clone makers to buy and users installing it on a clone are breaking the EULA. I know, I know, big whoop right? Some people do obey laws I guess... And even if Apple gets the money for the OS X disc they are still possibly losing money on the sell of an actual Apple Mac.

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RE[2]: Good luck...
by henderson101 on Thu 9th Sep 2010 11:46 in reply to "RE: Good luck..."
henderson101 Member since:
2006-05-30

But the end user is paying Apple full retail for the OS -- that's the only part that is Apple.


Well, if they are buying the box set (Leo, Snow Leo etc in one box) they are not in the wrong. Doing so, is breaking the EULA, but that is down to interpretation. However, if they are buying Snow Leo upgrade discs without purchasing Leopard (which is technically no longer available from Apple outside of the Box set, but I guess might still be available through other channels) THAT is not on, not at all. The upgrade disc is sold as an upgrade, not a full install.

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