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Thread: Psystar?

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    Default Psystar?

    I'm looking into purchasing a new Mac when someone pointed this out to me...

    Psystar's Online Store - Open Computing Solutions featuring Mac OS X Leopard, Windows and Linux

    Pros/Cons?

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    Other Mac-cloners may know their time is limited, but good 'ol Psystar just keeps on forging straight ahead -- despite being locked in a nasty legal battle with Apple that could result in it getting shut down any second now. Ignoring that (sophisticated looking) elephant in the corner for a moment, the company has released its latest model, called the Open(3). It sports your choice of processors ranging from a 2.8GHz Core2Duo E7400 up to a 2.53GHz Core2Quad Q8200, up to 4GB of memory, 1TB of storage, a 6x Blu-ray burner, and graphics from an NVIDIA GeForce 9500GT, all packaged in a slim case that, while not quite up to Cupertino standards, certainly looks a fair bit more visually appealing than its previous black boxes. Prices start at just $599, but tick all those option buttons and you'll be looking at something closer to $2,000 -- a lot, but close to $1,000 less than a comparably spec'd Mac Pro. Get 'em while you can.

    AppleInsider | Psystar says its Mac OS X copies are legal by nature

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    ...but close to $1,000 less...
    That there is where I'm attracted. HOWEVER, I'm worried that after a Apple OS Software Update it will it become useless or bug infested.

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    Getting mixed review from my tech friends. Says updating is difficult as Mac will do an update and then Psystar needs to issue one so it involves a few hurdles. He sent along this link of reviews: Reader Reviews: Psystar Open Computer

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    there are numerous resources that show you how to build a "hackintosh" its pretty simple you just need a copy of OS X and a free computer you dont mind futzing around with.

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    I ended up just buying some straight up Apple computers. I didn't want to take the gamble.

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