Featured Blog

wordpress-logo-2I was looking at the stats for my blog, and today my tech blog is the featured Mac Clone blog. It’s for the blog I wrote on April 15th titled Attack of the “Mac” Clones. I wrote about the new Psystar Mac Clones, and detailing what you get and don’t get with a Psystar Mac Clone. It’s great to see my blog being featured. Thanks everyone.

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Will there be a Mac Clone tomorrow???

psystarWell it appears Apple doesn’t have take any legal action against Psystar. The Apple and tech community has done their own investigations, and have found so many holes in this company, if it were a ship it would have already sunk. Speaking of sinking, it seems they are sinking. First with them changing their business address three different times. Second when further investigated the Indutrial Center address proved to be no more than a packing supply company. When the Better Business Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce were asked if they have heard of the Psystar, they said that they have not. But, if you visit the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations you will find the owner of Psystar being registered to several other corporations. These guys just can’t catch a break. I remember watching the local ABC morning news a couple of days ago. They have a “Tech Bytes” segment that announced Psystar as the first company to sell a low cost Mac Clone. They didn’t talk much about the computer, they mainly focused on the $200.00 price difference. I told my wife sure they are selling a Mac Clone for $200.00 less, but will they be around to support the computer if anything goes wrong with it. Well it appears that they won’t be at this rate. To read more about this you can visit Gizmodo.com by clicking here.

Attack of the “Mac” Clones – UPDATE

psystar1I looked at Psystar’s site, and I found one thing really interesting in their Q&A section. The question was, can Apple updates be installed on the OpenMac? The answer was Yes and No. Yes most of the updates can be installed, and no some updates may cause you to have to reinstall Leopard. I guess if you really don’t care about running updates then your ok, right. They did have a link to a forum that said which updates are ok and which are not. I also noticed on their store page for the OpenMac that Mac OS X Leopard is an additional cost to the $399.99 price. For an additional $155.00 you can purchase Mac OS X Leopard, and if you purchase it with the computer they will install it for free. How generous of them. So, let me see if I have this correct. The computer they are selling for $399.99 will now cost you $554.99, and the least expensive Mac Mini sells for $599.00. Now the savings is $44.01, and not $200.00. Wait it gets better. If you want the FireWire ports that come standard on a Mac Mini, it will cost you an additional $50.00. The new price for this OpenMac is now $604.99. Now you are paying an additional $5.99 for the Mac Clone. So, there’s not really a savings when you completely build the computer. Sounds like buying a Dell Computer. They get you with the low price, which is a bare bones computer. But, once you add stuff to the computer, it is no longer this inexpensive computer. In their defense, they do say you see a savings when you buy in larger quantities.