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Apple asks Wired to remove Hackintosh video

January 15, 2009 Leave a comment

Looks like Apple is starting to look beyond Mac clone builders using OS X. The latest news is that Wired has been asked to remove a video detailing installation of Leopard on an MSI Wind netbook. Is this the exposure level that Apple is unwilling to accept? There have been many articles published on building a hackintosh and installing OS X on non-Apple hardware, so it looks like Apple is willing to ignore the practice as long as it remains a hobbyist pursuit. Who knows, the latest move to trademark ‘OS X’ without the preceding Mac might be for a generic hardware version (yeah, and the press might give Steve Jobs some privacy).

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Are Psystar for real?

The debate on Psystar and their ‘Opencomputer’ platform of pre built hackintosh’s continues. A couple of days ago Cnet published a review after they managed to get their hands on one of the mythical machines. Today there’s another article discussing the legal implications of what Psystar are doing, and the struggle ahead of them if Apple decides to take legal action. Good luck in that fight, I would say starting a legal battle with a company that has 19.4 Billion Dollars in cash is suicidal. I’m almost hoping Apple do decide to take action if only to see how the EULA hold up. Companies have been restricting our use of the items we buy for some time now, so maybe it’s about time someone challenged that.

Reviewers are gradually coming around to the idea that Psystar may be legitimate, though I would still wait to hear of a reasonable number of computers shipped before buying one. I’m sitting on the fence here, as the OS X updates page at Psystar is still empty. Lets see what happens when the imminent 10.5.3 is released.