"Psystar slaps Apple around, releases Mac clones with Blu-ray / GeForce 9800GT"

Discussion in 'Apple, Inc and Tech Industry' started by tuosfan, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. tuosfan macrumors member

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Shouldn't be that hard since the 9800GT is a 8800GT. Stop tempting me Psystar...
     
  3. broncopde macrumors 6502

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    Will the blu-ray work well with 10.5?

    I'm not sure about this. As said so many times, macs work so well in part to the OS and software being built specifically for Apple hardware. I'm not so sure it will all work out, but time will tell. One thing is for sure: Psystar is a whole lot more legit than they were at the beginning.
     
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    So, are these criminals still free-riding on Apple's R&D and selling machines to the "masses"? I hope they close up shop in no time.
     
  5. dohardthings macrumors regular

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    although it is illegal for them to pirate the software i would not mind apple having a competitor
     
  6. smurfjammer macrumors 6502a

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    They are not a competitor - a competitor actually has to do something!
     
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    There's nothing hard to this. I could put one together myself as they are industry standard parts. I wish Apple would modify the EULA so I can buy their software and install it legally. I would pay more than a Mac user just so I could run it on whatever hardware I want. I want the OS, not their overpriced hardware.
     
  9. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    there is nothing wrong selling machines that are from generic parts

    thing is they picked the parts that the hackintosh community has had success with on osx. i dont see how it is illegal at all if they arent installing leopard or anything anymore i would imagine..
     
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    Thank you. I am dumbfounded as to why so many people think Psystar is a threat to Apple.
     
  11. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Psystar is doing just that though, otherwise they would hardly be mentioned.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    they were doing that. to my knowledge, they have stopped preloading leopard or selling it and instead say its leopard compatible
     
  13. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    Why are you tempted? Get OSX86 and throw your own rig together.

    Why are people criticizing them when they are still paying for a copy of Leopard? They may be violating EULA, but they aren't stealing the OS from Apple.

    It's good to have them around because it forces Apple to offer a comparable product rather than withholding certain releases.
     
  14. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

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    Wow. They purchase the OSX copies legally. Eula's are not legally binding. Who cares. Everyone here complains about Microsofts WGA, but Apple's EULA is the same damn thing.
     
  15. Patriks7 macrumors 65816

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    These things look to be so awesome.. Maybe if Apple wouldn't be such a suing machine, these guys could be getting some more stuff out..
    But what's struggling me, is why add the bluray if there is no playback on the Mac yet?
     
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    Isn't playback mainly what people would want Blu-Ray for?
     
  17. corinhorn macrumors 6502a

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    How has Psystar "forced" Apple to do anything? :confused:
    Has Apple changed any of its business models or introduced the mythical mid-range Mac tower?
    Psystar is no threat to Apple.
     
  18. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Criminals? Not one jurisdiction has charged them with a crime, not one. Apple took them to civil court but it seems Apple has backed off and is using a private means to settle.

    I have said all along that Apple has a LOT more to loose then Psystar. If Apple looses they get their entire EULA thing invalidated. If Psystar loses, well they have no assets, nothing to loose. Notice that Apple backed off on the suit. Going to court is always a gamble Gambling is not good when the stakes are so uneven, notice how Apple has moved away from the civil court action.
     
  19. bj3949 macrumors 6502

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    "It's good to have them around because it forces Apple to offer a comparable product rather than withholding certain releases."

    EXACTLY. FORUM DONE. THIS SAYS IT ALL.
     
  20. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    i personally would like it for back up reasons as dvds dont really hold that much when you have a ton of crap to back up
     
  21. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    No. I don't give a crap about Hollywood movies and if I did DVD is good enough. Blu-Ray is a great data format. Maybe even a good backup format. But I think you are right most people now days use computers as media players
     
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    I would think so, but there are many overzealous Blu-ray fans who are infatuated and obsessed with Blu-ray. I personally think it is overrated.
     
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    What about the EFIX dongle? That's something interesting!
     
  24. chrmjenkins macrumors 603

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    They will, assuming they continue to offer things that Apple specifically does not. They're still around because they're selling machines, and offering stuff Apple won't should only increase what they can sell. I'm sure Apple foresaw this (As part of the reason to get rid of them other than brand dilution) and laid them with a suit (to begin with).
     
  25. schneb macrumors member

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    I've said it before. Psystar would die on the vine if Apple offered hardware that the Prosumer wanted and not having such a large gap between iMac and Mac Pros.

    Apple should offer something akin to Psystar at a competitive price. In 6 months, no more Psystar.
     

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