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[5]: Comment by MOS6510
by spiderman on Fri 20th May 2011 11:33 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by MOS6510"
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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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Well, a quick Google finds:

Cons :

No Wi-Fi
No Bluetooth
No OS updates
Limited OS X

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[7]: Comment by MOS6510
by spiderman on Fri 20th May 2011 12:51 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by MOS6510"
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Wait, those are not TECHNICAL problems. On Pystar machines, wireless technologies like Wifi and Bluetooth were optional. You can technically build a Mac clone with wireless, Pystar did build them but they choose to sell them as options for commercial reasons. The limited OS and lack of updates are legal problems, not technical.

It's a myth that everything works more out of the box on a Mac. It does not work anymore out of the box than a random Dell with Ubuntu. Many hardware and software components do not work on a Mac, just like on any random computer. If you want something that work with most things out of the box, buy a Dell with Windows.

Edited 2011-05-20 12:56 UTC

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