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  • QUO maxQ2 Is A $4,000 Mac Pro Clone. Yeah, This Won't End Well

    QUO maxQ2 Is A $4,000 Mac Pro Clone. Yeah, This Won't End Well

    QUOComputer, a company that jumped in on the tail of the Psystar saga, is manufacturing a $3,765 Mac clone using lots of nice parts including an Asetek liquid cooling system. Why? I have no idea, but a $4K Mac clone sounds like a lawsuit waiting to happen. A $4K PC with some nice liquid cooling… yeah, I could get behind that. Press release after the jump. Read More

  • Psystar.com is dead

    Psystar.com is dead

    Bye, bye, Psystar.com. The last vestige of Psystar has gone dark after a court order to stop selling Mac clones. The company has provided us with an untold amount of entertainment and drama over the last couple of years. But Goliath killed David this time. The hackintosh movement will live on though and we’ll likely see even more companies attempt to make a quick buck selling OS X… Read More

  • Psystar is approximately over

    Psystar is approximately over

    So Psystar can no longer sell OS X. Straight up. They can’t assist people in installing it on their Hackintoshen. They can’t mention the word Apple. They can’t circumvent anything dealing with OS X. No how and never. Read More

  • Psystar settles with Apple to the tune of $2.7 million (but won't pay up just yet)

    Psystar settles with Apple to the tune of $2.7 million (but won't pay up just yet)

    More Psystar news for you. We now know that the Florida-based company will have to pay Apple $2.68 million in damages over its little Hackintosh business. (That’s a partial settlement, not court-mandated or anything.) Go ahead and go to its Web site: everything is out of stock! Read More

  • Psystar, Apple reach settlement: No more PCs pre-loaded with Mac OS X (but Rebel EFI may be safe)

    Psystar, Apple reach settlement: No more PCs pre-loaded with Mac OS X (but Rebel EFI may be safe)

    Some more Psystar news for y’all. You’ll recall that the renegade company was more or less shut down last week, slapped with an injunction and expected to pay Apple an awful lot of money. Put all of that aside for a minute, for there’s new news: Apple and Psystar have struck a deal! The deal, which ends a 17-month-long legal battle, means Psystar will stop selling… Read More

  • Psystar's folly: 12 million clones per year by 2011

    Psystar's folly: 12 million clones per year by 2011


    We all know that Psystar is busy bleeding out in federal court, but that doesn’t mean the fun stops. We’ll be dissecting their glorious failure for quite some time. The most recent development: it seems their plan for taking a bite out of Apple’s sales was comically ambitious. How many clones do you think they sold in 2009? Somewhat under a thousand would be putting it kindly. Read More

  • Psystar, she is dead

    Psystar, she is dead

    Apple has been fighting for a permanent injunction against Psystar, preventing the company from selling Hackintoshen and their Rebel EFI software. The company has been accused of “trafficking in circumvention devices.” Read More

  • Court sides with Apple, those dudes at Psystar are hosed

    Court sides with Apple, those dudes at Psystar are hosed

    Apple’s charges of copyright infringement and DMCA violation against Psystar have stuck and, friends, things ain’t pretty for the two brothers in Miami. The problem with Psystar’s approach wasn’t that they were crazy for trying it. It’s that the were selling a counterfeit unit. Apple contends that Psystar has violated its distribution right by offering and selling… Read More

  • News Flash: Psystar is not a faceless corporation, it's two dudes in Miami

    News Flash: Psystar is not a faceless corporation, it's two dudes in Miami

    For some reason I always imagined Psystar differently. The company has been making Hackintoshes – against Apple’s wishes – for nigh on a year and their various lawsuits and machinations have given lazy Hackintoshers everywhere the opportunity to buy OS X hardware for a fraction of the cost of a new Mac and, more recently, the ability to Hackintosh almost anything. Well, it… Read More

  • Citizen Journalism: Making a Psystar Hackintosh

    Citizen Journalism: Making a Psystar Hackintosh

    Reader Louis sent in this longish missive about his own experiences installing a Psystar Hackintosh. We were stymied last night by the authentification procedure so we didn’t even get as far as Louis but it seems that the install, while fairly seamless, is fraught with problems. The speakers on our HP, for example, don’t work and while Apple’s Ink feature shows up in the… Read More