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Apple's end-user license agreement prohibits the use of Mac OS X on any hardware not made by Apple, so how can they do this?
I can't imagine some small company thinking they can take on one of the world's largest corporations that most certainly has top notch legal talent and unlimited funds.
This configuration is going for $604.99 as of today:
Case Color: White
Intel Processor: Core2Duo/2.2GHz E4500
Hard Drive: 250GB 7200RPM SATA
Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 950
Firewire: 3 x IEEE 1394 (+ $50.00)
Installed OS: OS X 10.5 Leopard (+ $155.00)
Memory: 2GB DDR2
Plus whatever shipping is (I wasn't about to place an order to find out).
This company will not take phone orders, just internet orders.
And of course no support from Apple and no video (fake or not) showing OSX running on the machine.
Get Psystar President Rudy Pedraza on the phone, however, and he insists Psystar is for real. "That's just completely wrong--we're not out to steal anyone's money, we want to earn it," Pedraza says.
His explanation? The company has been overwhelmed by demand. He says his credit card processor, PowerPay, locked down his account for processing too many credit cards. When he turned to PayPal, Pedraza says Psystar's account with the online payments specialist was quickly overloaded, too.
Pedraza explains the address changes by saying he had to move the company into a 40,000-square-foot warehouse. "We have thousands of machines we have to build and ship out," Pedraza says.
"It's not that we can't provide the product or [that] Apple can stop us from providing the product," Pedraza says, adding he'll be able to start taking orders again soon. "The truth is, we can't process your credit card."