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OpenMac: The Mac Clones are finally here!

And it only costs $399. A company named Psystar is promising a Mac clone aptly called OpenMac and it’s the cheap alternative to the Apple Macintosh. Here is what you get for the $399.

This could be the start of the Mac OSX to gobble up more market share worldwide.
Openmac

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  • 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2GB of DDR2 667 memory
  • Integrated Intel GMA 950 Graphics
  • 20x DVD+/-R Drive
  • 250GB HDD

Imagine a rock-solid operating system like Leopard on an affordable machine. MS Vista is in for a bigger competition. It’s also fully upgradeable any time and which way you want.

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See more about the OpenMac at Psystar {via MacRumors}.

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Madrista4ever
Madrista4ever
14 years ago

Based on many reviews found online. The Psystar OpenComputer running MacOSX isn’t any special. Its just a regular Hakintosh sold in retail. Based on the spec it could run faster if Code was optimized to run it. However since its a hackintosh it wont. Its probably illegal based on Apple’s EULA. Apple may sue or just push a OSX 10.5.3 update on Leopard to render this Psystar Open Computer useless.

My advise to all. If you want a true Apple experience. Do yourself a favor and buy a Macintosh instead. Hackintosh is fun for a hobbyist who are simply curious. But if you want a Hackintosh to be your main computer to do work. I advise you not since it would never run reliably. As a regular macintosh would.

As for those who says Apple computers is expensive and doesnt like to pay a premium. Then don’t, just keep using your regular windows or linux. There is a saying that for any product “You pay more for Quality.”

Macpinoy
14 years ago

Looks like it is a hoax . . .

http://government.zdnet.com/?p=3761

Berlin
Berlin
14 years ago

tried installing tiger and leopard on my x60s thinkpad. I patched it too but it just won’t work with my mobo.

quezacolt
14 years ago

eto yung link sa openmac

http://www.psystar.com/index.php?&option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage_images.tpl&product_id=1&Itemid=72

vance
14 years ago

BrianB can’t you do that now? hehehe….

Theres always Hackintosh systems hehehe.. its illegally free if you have the system already

BrianB
14 years ago

I just want Mac OS on a Lenovo, name your price. It’ll last me 7 years.

Dusty
14 years ago

I read from Engadget that Apple is trying to close them down. Maybe their website being down already means they succeeded.

Personal Blog
14 years ago

Is this illegal, a violation to Apple’s exclusivity stupid rule?

I hope Psystar is not a fly by night company.

JC John SESE Cuneta
14 years ago

Finally!

But do we really have to call it “MacClone”? I mean, why not something similar to “IBM-PC Compatible” ;) classic :p But well, it is after all just a “clone”…

Quoting:

The concept is an interesting possibility, and will certainly draw the attention of Apple. The use of Leopard on non Apple-branded hardware is a violation of its End User License Agreement (EULA) and is specifically prohibited.

vance
14 years ago

NIce! A 13″ Macbookclone hehe…

sylv3rblade
14 years ago

still not up..

I hate the digg mob! =(

Kinnison
Kinnison
14 years ago

Err, scratch that. They’re on maintenance. :(

Kinnison
Kinnison
14 years ago

Link to Psystar’s working now. :)

randell
14 years ago

The Psystar link is dead.

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