Linked by David Adams on Thu 19th May 2011 17:41 UTC, submitted by Hans Otten
Apple Well, this will come as no surprise to OSNews readers, but as outlined in a recent BBC documentary, UK neuroscientists have studied brain scans of hard-core Apple fans and have found that their mental reactions to Apple imagery are quite similar to scans of religious devotees' brains when shown images of their iconography. The DigitalTrends article summarizing the finding singles out Apple users, but I think we all know that, RDF aside, this is not an Apple-only phenomenon.
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RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 20th May 2011 11:15 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by MOS6510"
MOS6510
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2011-05-12

Apple certainly uses a lot of off-the-shelve components, but I doubt you could build your own MacBook Air with stuff you can buy in a shop.

It's easier to clone an HP or Dell spec-wise. Arguably your Dell clone will be cheaper and higher specced than an iMac, but a Mac has OS X that's tailored to the hardware.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by spiderman on Fri 20th May 2011 11:33 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2008-10-23

I'm not sure about that. I think Pystar proved that technically you can build Mac clones. I don't think it's any harder than building a PC. The biggest problem is of course Apple's legal team. I believe Apple does not like clones because it removes the magic in people's mind.

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RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510
by MOS6510 on Fri 20th May 2011 12:13 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2011-05-12

Well, a quick Google finds:

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Cons :

No Wi-Fi
No Bluetooth
No OS updates
Limited OS X
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On a Mac everything (usually) works, which is part of the success. When I switched from Linux to OS X I stopped spending time getting things to work and again after an OS update.

My wife uses my old iMac G5. It came with Panther, which I found a bit disappointing. It was upgraded to Tiger and then Leopard. It never needed a reinstall, nor did any Mac/MacBook here. Only used Macs I get my hands on I reinstall.

Buy a Psystar Hackintosh and I'm sure you'd need to google and fiddle around to get stuff working.

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RE[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by twitterfire on Fri 20th May 2011 21:39 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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2008-09-11


It's easier to clone an HP or Dell spec-wise. Arguably your Dell clone will be cheaper and higher specced than an iMac, but a Mac has OS X that's tailored to the hardware.


That's bull. Apple wants you to think that the os is tailored to the hardware, but it is not.

As for not being able to build clones, you don't even have to build clones, you can install it to your PC, like I and many others did.

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