Apple Gets Judge to Dismiss Psystar's Antitrust Counterclaim

Psystar » 11/18/08 10:20pm 11/18/08 10:20pm, whose quasi-legit Mac clones brought the down upon them, just had their against Apple thrown out. Apparently Psystar was trying to claim that Apple's OS X is its own market separate from the other PC operating systems and suffer from a lack of hardware competition—thus the need for Psystar-like companies.…

Psystar Working on Ugly-But-Cheap MacBook Clone

Calling Psystar's planned Mac notebook ugly is teeeechnically speculation, but I don't see how the Mac-cloner extraordinaire could produce a "very competitively priced" MacBook knockoff that isn't a total brick. (Besides, have you seen their desktop?) Maybe it will shock and astound us all by being an well-designed,… » 10/29/08 1:13pm 10/29/08 1:13pm

Open Tech Mac Clone Company Wants To Sell Itself For $50,000

It's only been three weeks since the Mac "clone" company Open Tech made its debut, but it's already putting itself up for sale for $50,000. In an email on July 20, their Vice President Elijah Samaroo said that they were going to "beat Psystar and not make the mistake they did." By this we took it to mean not… » 8/25/08 2:00pm 8/25/08 2:00pm

Psystar Open Computer Reviewed (Verdict: Fast, But Can't Be Recommended)

Besides some benchmarks, CNET's review of the Psystar Open Computer doesn't really tell us anything new that we didn't already know before. It's definitely fast for the price, especially compared with the tiny Mac Mini. However, it's missing stuff like iLife, Bluetooth, an IR receiver, DVD burning and the ability to… » 5/02/08 4:30pm 5/02/08 4:30pm

7 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Buy a Psystar Computer Right Now

Despite having the shadiest launch this side of the Phantom console, Psystar actually managed to ship units out to users. Salud! However, there are still a number of problems with Psystar's implementation that makes us have to recommend to our readers not to buy it. Maybe when they get their act together (and probably… » 5/01/08 1:15pm 5/01/08 1:15pm

Exclusive Photos: Psystar's Case, Shipping Contents

Click to viewReader Patrick sent us these photos of his Psystar machine, which was captured in video earlier today. Here's what these photos tell us. One, Psystar's claim of not being able to reinstall Leopard by yourself is totally true. The package only came with a retail version of Leopard—still shrink-wrapped no… » 4/28/08 3:30pm 4/28/08 3:30pm

Psystar Video Peek (They Have Working Macs Apparently)

Psystar, the Mac clone company, just posted this video on their website showing off their systems installed with Windows, Ubuntu and OS X. There's not a whole lot of close up detail on the OS X machine, so no real questions are being answered. It's supposedly made on Final Cut Pro on one of their Macs. If we were to… » 4/25/08 1:48pm 4/25/08 1:48pm

Latest in Psystar Saga: Mac Clones Supposedly Shipping Right Now + New…

When we last checked in on super shady Mac cloner Psystar's gridskipping ways, they'd supposedly somehow managed to land a $6 million pad—a little fishy, given their brief history. A ZDNet reader on the ground got up close, reporting that there's definite activity at the location, though no hard confirmation it's… » 4/19/08 6:30pm 4/19/08 6:30pm

Mac Clone Maker Psystar Examined: Who Are They And Why Are They So…

The Guardian did a little research on this Psystar, the company that vows to continue selling their generic Mac OS X clones even if Apple decides to sue them. Turns out that not only has the Miami Chamber of Commerce and BBB never heard of them, there's essentially no trace of them on the internet at all. As if that… » 4/15/08 4:50pm 4/15/08 4:50pm