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April 18, 2008

OpenMac Closed

by @ 10:51 am. Filed under Technology

I knew it, I knew it, I knew it!…Remember on Monday I blogged about the new OpenMac, the “cheap” Apple Macintosh clone? The one being made by a small, small company in Florida named Psystar? Do ya? Remember I said the real question was how long would it be before Apple shut Psystar down? Well, what if I told you the “shut down” came about 24 hours after the clones went on the market. Bam, you’re done!… By cheap I mean Psystar was selling this clone for one fifth the Apple price, $400 as compared to Apple’s price of around $2,000. Apple is well knew for it highly proprietary product. The high powered computer giant is swarming little Psystar with lawyers…but it is not the hardware that Apple is chasing…rather it is the fact that these OpenMac’s run “unmodified OS X Leopard kernels” (whatever that means…). Little Psystar is not taking this lying down. When you purchase a Mac your agree to install the OS X operating system on “one Apple brand computer”…Psystar claims this agreement is in violation of the US antitrust laws. Good luck Psystar…you’re going to need it, taking on this propietary loving giant.

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