News AMD Ryzen Hackintosh System Appears to Violate Apple's EULA

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Ha, of COURSE it does. Every video and tutorial you see about doing this disclaims that Apple doesn't support or endorse the use of "other" products than what they officially support. They don't have permission and they aren't going to get it. Apple isn't going to endorse undercutting their overpriced systems model.

This company must be plain dumb to put themselves in a position of risk like that.
 

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Of course it would be trivial for Apple to make a tweak to their OS to brick all of these. Not saying that they would, but that's the risk you would run buying one of these for the express purpose of running OSX.
 
The system appears to be built into a Lian Li TU150 chassis, packing up to a Ryzen 9 3950X CPU, AMD Radeon Vega VII GPU, alongside 64GB of DDR4 memory, with a starting price of $2200.
Of course, that starting price only gets you a Ryzen 3700X with the stock cooler, 16GB DDR4-3200 RAM, an RX 580, Two 250GB SSDs (one boot drive for each OS) and a 2TB hard drive for data, apparently with some undefined motherboard and PSU that they aren't listing. So, it's somewhere around $1000-$1100 worth of hardware for $2200, along with the operating systems, at least one of which is grey market, and the other probably is as well. And they charge $600 more just to switch from a 3700X to a 3950X. It's not quite Mac pro pricing, but they are still marking the hardware up by close to 100%. Except they are some unheard of company asking for payments via Bitcoin with no real buyer protection if they fail to deliver. >_>
 
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Ha, of COURSE it does. Every video and tutorial you see about doing this disclaims that Apple doesn't support or endorse the use of "other" products than what they officially support. They don't have permission and they aren't going to get it. Apple isn't going to endorse undercutting their overpriced systems model.

This company must be plain dumb to put themselves in a position of risk like that.
apple really isn't overpriced, the problem is the lack of options so there are only a few hardware options at each price point, but that also ensures stability.
 

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apple really isn't overpriced, the problem is the lack of options so there are only a few hardware options at each price point, but that also ensures stability.
If you know hardware prices and don't shop like a total idiot Apple's prices are insane. Of course if you buy a built computer from HP or Dell its likely to be almost as bad. The problem is most people buy quality in areas they don't need. Like if you don't game you don't need a gaming card. Maybe you need lots of ram but not such a fast CPU? We all have different needs. Manufacturers have to make a profit on their parts. Why not circumvent them and buy exactly what you need direct from the source? Makes more sense. Also, many people when upgrading don't even need all new parts. Often the power supply can be used, often the case. Rarely do we need to replace everything.

The real reasons people buy Apple are ignorance and laziness.

If they want the OS they should learn about Hacktintosh and do it with a Ryzen. Nowhere gives you better value and most people won't even need a video card saving them even more money. Buy equipment about 2 years old and its much less expensive and works fine for many years.
 
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BaRoMeTrIc, Apple is definately overpriced.

But, the most confusing part really is why would anyone want MacOS there...
 

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Hackintoshes have beat the tar out of Apple Macs for years. Although there is less of a advantage now that AMD (Macs don't use Nvidia) finally make a decent card some people prefer serious hardware that outperforms and run cooler then Macs. Macs rip you off at Apple stores and genius bars. Witness the many Hacks that beat the Mac Pro and Mac-books for less then half the price. Linus on you tube built a faster but uglier Hack Pro. You can get knockoff cases that are very close. Mac users are about the logo and performance never enters the picture. I used Intel for many years and switched back to AMD recently and I'm very happy with Dual-boot XFCE and Windows with Linux as my daily driver for 4 years. Recently Apple users could not open many of there programs due to one of Apples servers being unable to identify users programs on those machines it was monitoring. Do Mac users like being monitored? The 1984 commercial that Apple brilliantly did decades ago now typifies their behavior towards their customers. Louse Rossman's many YouTube's show how Americans are deprived of their rights to repair their own machines by limiting availability of parts to most except the Genius bars. Indeed you are deprived of your privacy if you use the Mac OS or Windows. Only Linux provides the source code that assures users of the privacy and stability of their systems and the security is fully audited with records that are transparent. Stop drinking the Apple Koolaid.
 
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