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.