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The Open Computer. Adam Jarrah 4/16/08. What is Psystar?. Manufactures/sells hardware and software for various business uses (i.e., communication systems, employee management devices, etc.)

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The Open Computer

Adam Jarrah

4/16/08


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What is Psystar?

  • Manufactures/sells hardware and software for various business uses (i.e., communication systems, employee management devices, etc.)

  • Recently entered PC market by introducing lower-priced “Open Computers” capable of running Mac OS Leopard.


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Product Details

  • Order from online store.

  • Choice of two models:

    • “Open Computer” – retails $555 with, $400 without Leopard.

      • 2.2 GHz Intel processor, 2GB memory, 250 GB HD

    • “Open Pro” – retails $1155 with, $999 without

      • 2.6 GHz processor, 2 GB memory, 750 GB HD


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Apple’s Issue

  • Apple claims their OS not legally allowed to be used with any other hardware.

  • Displayed in End User License Agreement (EULA).


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Psystar’s Side

  • Argues Leopard purchased legitimately.

  • 1984 U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision – software publisher prohibited from requiring specific type of hardware.


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Bottom Line

  • So far, Psystar hardware proven more cost-effective than Apple.

  • If Apple decides to try to prevent usage, cost to “experimenters” only the cost of new OS ($150).


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Sources

  • www.psystar.com

  • www.technewsworld.com/story/62655.html


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