“The Psystar story takes another twist as the company now vows to stand up against Goliath Apple promising to fight Apple’s end user license agreement that accompanies Mac OS X 10.5,” Travis Hudson reports for PC World.
“Psystar recently unveiled a $399 Mac Clone called the OpenMac, which has similar internal hardware as Apple’s $2000 Mac Pro. The kicker is that the Psystar computer runs on the Mac OS X. Psystar is now in clear violation of Apple’s EULA,” Hudson reports.
“Now Psystar has come out of the gates swinging as it plans on fighting Apple’s EULA by slinging around some antitrust law violations,” Hudson reports.
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Note: As of this article’s timestamp, Psystar continues to sell their “Open Computer” (née “OpenMac”) for US$399 (2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 Processor, 2GB of DDR2 667 memory, Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics, 20x DVD+/-R SATA drive that is Lightscribe-capable, 4 rear USB Ports) and their “OpenPro Computer” starting at US$999 for the base configuration (Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz, GB of DDR2 RAM, GeForce 8600GT 512MB, 150GB 10,000RPM hard drive) via their website (which actually seems to work today).
We wondered what happens when Apple releases Mac OS X 10.5.3 and subsequent updates? From Psystar’s FAQ: It’s best to check the web for this information but when in doubt don’t update it. You may have to reinstall your OS X if it is a non-safe update.
Cringe, then shudder.
This is all a publicity stunt. Other outfits have tried this before and are today nowhere to be found.