Hypermeganet UG making Mac Clones

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  1. EricBrian macrumors 6502a

    EricBrian

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    According to Spiegel, a German magazine, Hypermeganet UG is making Mac Clones.

    Hypermeganet believes that in Germany, the OS X EULA might not be valid. They speculate that since in Germany the EULA only becomes a part of the contract between the Apple and the consumer if they were agreed upon before the sale, the user is not bound by its terms.

    Article here:
    http://www.spiegel.de/netzwelt/spielzeug/0,1518,605754,00.html
     
  2. Loccy macrumors member

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    I've said it many times before to the Amero-centric anti-Hackintosh crowd who scream "illegal" rather in a shrill, girly fashion whenever someone suggests installing OSX on something generically non-Apple. However, regardless of contract law (which is what these guys seem to be leveraging), it is very unlikely that Apple's EULA would fly if put to the test in Europe, particularly the "Apple labelled hardware" bit, because of anti-monopoly and fair competition laws and legislation.

    Never understood why Psystar didn't test the water in Europe before going Stateside, to be honest.
     
  3. christian_k macrumors 6502

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    New Mac clone from Germany!

    A small company called "Hypermeganet" from Wolfsburg, Germany offers
    computers running OSX.

    There are three systems:

    PearPC starter with C2D CPUs 499 €+,
    PearPC advanced with Core2 Duo or Core 2 Quad, 799€+
    PearPC Professional with Core i7 CPUs, 1499 €+

    Each has a wide range of configurable options available.

    All are black towers looking like any other PC.

    They are shipped with OSX box versions from Apple. The company claims that the parts of Apples EULA
    that forbid installation on non Apple hardware cannot be enforced within Germany. They ship to Germany and several other European countries.

    https://www.pearc.de/

    Christian
     
  4. i7.920 macrumors newbie

    i7.920

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    They're actually not bad value (looking at them purely from a pre-built PC component point of view.) Still more expensive then building yourself, but not bad value.

    Would be interesting to see how they perform in graphics intensive tasks, vs the actual mac pro. While neither are available with genuine up to date graphics solutions (GTX260 or better, X4850 or better) it would still be worth while.

    Cheers
    J
     
  5. nowonder24 macrumors member

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    It's quite okay once you've subtracted the EUR 100-130 for a Leopard license.
     

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