Psystar adverting OSX Open Com. on MR Forums

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  1. MacGeekDC macrumors 6502

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    Saw this as I was browsing the forums.
     

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  2. MasterNile macrumors 65816

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    So...if they're paying Arn for that it's pretty ironic considering most of the threads regarding Psystar on MR seems to represent that most of the members of MR have a dislike for Psystar. (at least from the ones I've read)
     
  3. dilbert4life macrumors regular

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    Well, what are you going to do.... I noticed the ads too, actually clicked it, since I am into the whole hackintosh scene anyway. MR is probably making something, just like with all other ads.
     
  4. NotFound macrumors 6502a

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    Actually, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest that the advertisements on macrumors are generated by another parent company that pays MacRumors for 'clicks' of advertisements.

    Arn or MacRumors probably was not approached directly to allow their banner on the site, but is there because of the related content on the page.

    Ex: mac, os x, apple..etc.
     
  5. CWallace macrumors 603

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    Well it's a moot point now since Psystar has agreed to stop offering OS X Open Computers in exchange for Apple dropping their suit.
     
  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    link? i've heard no such thing.
     
  7. firstapple macrumors 6502a

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    If you look closely it will show that the ads are by Google. So Google puts ads on MR and pays Arn. When you do certain searches on MR a lot of times the ads will change depending on what you searched for.
     
  8. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Hmmm, looks like they're still selling them to me?
     

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  9. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Still selling, or an old ad that hasn't been removed yet?
     
  10. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    It's right on their website http://www.psystar.com

    I would think they would take that down pretty fast if they couldn't sell them any longer, no? :confused:
     
  11. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    Some companies have never been now to move to fast. :p
     
  12. lind777 macrumors newbie

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    Could Not Order

    I tried to place an order Saturday and it declined my card. They sent me an email Monday (10/27) and asked how they could help me. I asked why they declined and have not heard back.
     
  13. cbrain macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F137 Safari/525.20)

    The ads are generated based on the text on the page, so could say something here, for example, paintball, and ads for paintballing could appear. But I can't see them because I'm a Demi! :D
     
  14. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    That's not what I'm reading. Psystar is still going strong and expects to be able to offer a notebook in the future. Yes Apple did back off and took rher case out of the courtroom to arbitration. Sounds like Apple is very afraid of loosing
     
  15. Gray-Wolf macrumors 68030

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    That or keeping the publicity down. You stir something up, people will flock to it, and even buy it just because its in the news.
     
  16. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    I want a hackintosh laptop. That would be sweet. If Apple is going to force those horrid new laptops on people an offering from Psystar would be great.
     

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