Psystar Debuts New, Sleek OS X Hackintosh

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thedipper

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I think it's nice that a company is taking a stand against the inability to buy OS X by itsself. Apple should at LEAST sell OS X by itsself but clearly state that they do not support it.
 

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I'm torn between saying "Let Apple keep its OS if it wants" and "Why is Apple so stupid". Microsoft knows how to make money from software, but apparently Apple never figured that one out. They use their software to force... er... entice people into buying their overpriced hardware. I still also don't see how their practice ISN't anti-competitive. You will never see a Microsoft branded computer, ever.

Apple knows the OS is the ONLY reason people buy their computers (its certainly not the overpriced, off-the-shelf components inside). As such, if they just started selling their OS, they would loose all the money they make off computers. Would you serisouly pay twice as much for a computer just because it has the Apple sticker on it? Trust me, charging hundreds of dollars for 2GB upgrades in memory makes them a lot more money than selling copies of their os at $199 a piece.
 

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Phystar must be getting support from some big companies like HP or Dell (who have asked apple to allow them to produce OS X computers). Ohterwise how could they keep up this months long legal battle.

Being a mac man myself I would love to see OS X released for the masses. At the moment I don't own a mac, only an extra HDD in my homebuild for hackintosh. Being able to run OS X natively in my rig would be phenomenal.
 

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I believe that Apple has stated many times that Apple is a "hardware company/computer company". For Apple, OS X, software packages, iTune, and others are just the iceing on the cake... the eye candy for increasing the sale of their "hardware"... From that point of view, it is not hard to understand why Apple keeps trying to keep its OS X Mac exclusive.
It is like microsoft will never want to allow Halo to be played on PS3 (not a prefect example.. but you know what I mean..:p )
 

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Apple would never release their OS to the masses because the only thing that makes OSX great, is the anal control Apple has over hardware compatibility. The instant we allow people to freely use OSX on whatever hardware they want, it will have many more issues than Windows ever did.
 

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I still don't understand why anyone would ruin a perfectly good set of hardware by installing OSX on it. I'll stick to windows and linux thanks! I guess I'll get negged for this by the apple fanboyZ! Cheers!
 

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"" The company’s main argument is that since the customer can’t read the EULA before purchase (it being sealed inside), it’s not valid.""

OMG.. that statement is SOO ridiculous and brilliant all @ once.
 

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[citation][nom]grieve[/nom]"" The company’s main argument is that since the customer can’t read the EULA before purchase (it being sealed inside), it’s not valid.""OMG.. that statement is SOO ridiculous and brilliant all @ once.[/citation]
You didn't hear about that? It's been their argument since the beginning of the case.
 

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[citation][nom]grieve[/nom]You can buy OSX ? im not following what you guys are saying...http://store.apple.com/us/product/ [...] MzgxNDk3OQ[/citation]
Wha?
Do you mean "can't" rather than "can"?

You can't install OSX on any system of your choice without hacks. And it's against OSX's EULA, which is what this whole case is about.

System build to run OSX that aren't made by apple are called "Hackintoshes", but the problem is you can't use any old hardware. OSX only has support for very specific motherboards, processors, and graphics cards.

For OSX to work on all the hardware that works with Windows means huge driver support, and it also means OSX can no longer be optimized for specific hardware.
 

grieve

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I mean you can purchase it... there is the link.
Earlier two people were saying if OSx was released to the public it would get killed with hardware issues.

I’m saying it is released to the public; you can just go buy it.
 

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that's an interesting point. the EULA is not on the outside of the box
No, but the system requirements are, and they clearly state that you must have a Macintosh.

and the only way to see it would be to open the box which would void you returning it if you do not agree to it.
Incorrect. If you decline the EULA, you can return the software. In fact, that's what the first paragraph of the EULA states. If you want to read the EULA, you can see it at http://www.apple.com/legal/sla/
, no purchase necessary.
 

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Looking back at the comments I think I misunderstood what you guys were saying.
It’s not released to the masses with full support if installed on your own hardware…
 
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Which in turn if we're to relate back to the subject at hand, 7 can also EASILY run on probably ALL of Psystar desktop configurations.
 

velocityg4

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System build to run OSX that aren't made by apple are called "Hackintoshes", but the problem is you can't use any old hardware. OSX only has support for very specific motherboards, processors, and graphics cards.

For OSX to work on all the hardware that works with Windows means huge driver support, and it also means OSX can no longer be optimized for specific hardware.
You would be surprised how much hardware is supported though. The two first hackintoshes I set up were using Mac OS 10.4.

AMD setup
Athlon 64 3000+ (socket 754)
nVidia nForce 3 250 chipset
realtek audio
Radeon X800XT
Every hardware piece worked (Ethernet, Video with QE/CI, audio, sata, ata)

Intel
Pentium IV 1.7Ghz (socket 423)
Intel 845 chipset
768mb PC133
Radeon 9600 Pro
Every hardware piece worked (Ethernet, Video with QE/CI, audio, ata)

Indeed you can use old hardware. I don't think Pentium III's and before are supported. But how far back should support go?
 

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Does anyone know if the OS X sold currently will work on my custom build intel systems running core 2 duo or dual core MBs using EVGA 9400GT NVidea vidoe cards?

Thanks !
 
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