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Latest in Psystar Saga: Mac Clones Supposedly Shipping Right Now + New Facility Up Close

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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 Psystar that's the busy bee. More importantly, Psystar claims they're "up and running" and have started shipping orders placed the week of April 7, with orders from last week going out on April 21 from their new shop.

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Tracking numbers are supposed to go out when your order ships, so if anyone ordered two weeks ago, you should have gotten yours already. And anyone ballsy enough to jump in after the slime started to hit the fan should theoretically get 'em on Monday. If you've ordered one, let us know how it goes. A huge thanks to all of you pushing this thing forward, please keep the tips coming. [ZDNet, Thanks JB!]

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heartburnkid
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@ZeroCorpse: You don't need upgradeability on a Mac? Maybe you don't need it if you have money to burn on a new computer every two years, but down here in computer-enthusiast-on-a-budget-land, where we like to get the most bang for our buck, we sure as hell need upgradeability.

And you mentioned videocards; well, videocards aren't just for gaming these days — most of them are beginning to offload HD video decryption from the CPU. It strikes me that this might be a useful thing to have on a Mac, considering how many people use their Macs to play and edit video. A PC user running either Windows or Linux can add this capability with a $150 GeForce 9600GT. A Mac user? Assuming that Apple even offered such an upgrade, unless said Mac user invested $2500 in a Mac Pro when he got his system, he'll have to buy a brand new, $1300 iMac.

In short, your whole argument reminds me of this comic.