Mac clone announced – Just as ugly as you would imagine a wannabe to be

Pystar Mac clone

Back when Steve-O returned to Apple, he completely killed off their clone program that allowed other hardware manufacturers to build computers that could run the Mac OS. Steve notoriously wants control over everything plus the clone program was cutting in to their bottom-line.

In addition to Apple putting a stop to the clone program, they also updated their EULA to say:

You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so.

That EULA update effectively makes the announcement by Psystar quite humorous and short lived.

Ars reported today that Miami, Florida computer company Psystar (site down) had released a mac clone called Open Computer with the following specs:

  • 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CPU
  • 250 GB Hard Drive (7200 RPM)
  • 2 GB DDR2 667 RAM
  • Intel GMA 950 integrated graphics
  • DVD+/-R Optical Drive
  • 4 USB ports

How much does this mac-wannabe cost? $554 for the basic configuration. Unfortunately their FAQs state that doing any Apple-released updates could kill it. Not to mention their entire operation is completely illegal.

Good luck, Pystar. Or not.

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