Open Tech plans to release Mac clones

By on July 22, 2008, 1:34 PM
Their timing couldn’t possibly be worst – with Psystar’s recent run-in with Apple’s lawyers and all – but a new company is supposedly set to join the world of Mac clones. Open Tech has announced their new hardware lineup, including a desktop designed to run not just Windows XP and Vista, but Ubuntu and Mac OS X Leopard as well.

Though details are still rather scarce, a tentative configuration includes a 3.4GHz Intel processor, a 500GB hard drive, and 3GB of DDR2 RAM. Instead of loading the operating system onto a computer, Open Tech intends to evade the legal hassles incurred by Psystar by merely selling systems along with a “do-it-yourself” kit for users to install the OS of their choice – which they have to buy separately.

In other words Open Tech is dodging responsibility by letting the user violate the license agreement himself. Of course, inciting users to break the OS X license agreement is also one of the reasons Apple is suing Psystar.




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JJensen564 said:
I agree this is a very stupid move on part of this company. Apple is sure to file suit against them also. Good luck to them though...Oh and maybe you should look into proof reading before posting =) "Their timing couldn’t possibly be worst – with Psystar’s recent run-in with " and "which they have to boy separately"
nirkon said:
I think its at least a step in a good direction for the consumers... who pay an obscenely large amount of money for a 'mac' while you could get the PC for a lot less!
Didou said:
This is nothing good for the consumer. If a Mac is too expensive they have a recourse: do not buy it.
hellokitty[hk] said:
A 3.4ghz intel processor? I don't remember any intel procesors higher than 3.2...Is it a dual or quad? O.o.
hellokitty[hk] said:
?"Edit expired. You have no longer the permission to edit this comment. "?????????????????anyway, perhaps they mean a pentium? Macs and even clones deserve better than that.....
nirkon said:
[b]Originally posted by hellokitty[hk]:[/b][quote]A 3.4ghz intel processor? I don't remember any intel procesors higher than 3.2...Is it a dual or quad? O.o.[/quote]There are 3.4GHZ (Pentium 4's), im not sure if there are 3.4GHZ Pentium D's... but those still aren't really good in comparison to the C2D's being used in todays macs.Oh and @Didou,well in my opinion with that approach, just don't buy a at all, because it costs money... of course you always have a choice NOT to buy something, what good would that do?If people want a cheap mac (which is just a PC with the Mac OS), they don't have a choice, their only choice is the overpriced mac hardware, they shouldn't give their arms and legs for it just because of corporate greed.
Didou said:
Like I said if the synergy offered by Mac hardware+software is not worth the price to you (or any other computer user), don't buy it. If MacOSX ran on all kinds of hardware, you lose the whole synergy & the "it-just-works" factor that a Mac provides.Windows does certain things well, MacOSX does others, people just have to learn to accept which one suits them.
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