Remember Psystar? Offered significantly cheaper but legally unsound Mac clones a few years back, and then backed it up by taking Apple on in the legal arena? That was never going to end well, but what's surprising is that it's only just ended.
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Microsoft and Apple, already strange bedfellows if we're to believe Apple's seriously considering Bing over Google on future iPhones, are at it again, albeit indirectly. This time it's Microsoft's turn, as they present counterarguments in an Xbox 360 antitrust case.
Remember Psystar, the hackintosh company that stood up to Apple (and lost)? While they can't sell you a PC running OS X anymore, they will sell you this $US15 t-shirt. Oh how the mighty have fallen.
Psystar's recent legal woes keep proving the company's insanity. New documents show that these guys planned to sell at least 1.45 million Mac clones by 2011. How many did they actually sell in the past year? 768.
In case you missed it, Psystar's new downloadable software lets you install OS X on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Quad, i7 or Xeon Nehalem processor. CrunchGear tried it on an HP TouchSmart, and even the touchscreen worked.
Not content with waging a crazy legal battle with Apple based on just selling hardware with Snow Leopard on it, Psystar is now selling software that lets you put OS X on any new PC.
I'm pissed. For months, I've been waiting for the Psystar vs Apple trial to hit the court. And now both companies are filing for motions for summary judgements and potentially denying me a show?
A week after Psystar filed for Chapter 11, a company called Quo has stepped in hoping to offer unauthorised Mac machines online and in a retail store near Downtown LA.
Psystar—those guys who were pilfering software from the Hackintosh project to run Mac OS X in blah PC hardware—has filed for Chapter 11. Good riddance, is all I can say. Although this may be a shady legal strategy on their part.
Repeat after me: Psystar computers are not Mac OS X clones (to be Mac clones they need EFI firmware. They don't have it and that's why they are as crappy as any other Hackintosh computer.) That out of the way, according to a MacRumors reader, they are preparing a netbook with the hackintosh version of Mac OS X pre-installed.
Someone got the first Open(3)—the kind-of-slimline Psystar Mac "clone"—and posted a lot of pics. Like its guts, it just looks like any other Hackintosh. You know, the ones you can do yourself.