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Psystar leaves Chapter 11

Psystar leaves Chapter 11

Psystar appears to be back in fighting form, having left Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and launched a new top-end hackintosh.

Psytar, in a fit of what could either be startling bravado or stunning stupidity, has announced that it has left Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just one month – and is looking to take Apple on once again.

As reported over on MacRumours, the company – which produces a range of “Open Computers,” standard x86 hardware provided with retail copies of MacOS X against Apple's terms and conditions of use – has announced via its website that it is “ready to emerge [from Chapter 11] and again battle Goliath.

In a cheeky tweak of the nose to Apple's lawyers, Psystar's brave message is terminated with the message “when life gives you apples, make apple sauce.

The move comes just over a month after the company, struggling financially as a result of a lawsuit brought against it by Apple, entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection – a move which many thought would spell the end of the company.

Psystar is clear that not only is the company far from dead, it's in fine fighting form: as well as the news that it has dispensed with the safety of bankruptcy protection, the company took the opportunity to announce a new addition to its product line. The Open(7) is a Nehalem-based Xeon powerhouse, available in both desktop and rackmount versions for use as a workstation or a server respectively, with MacOS X Leopard pre-installed – a move sure to incense Apple still further.

Should Apple bear the costs of its having moved to commercial off-the-shelf hardware in the form of wannabes hawking their software on non-Apple hardware, or is Psystar just courting well-deserved disaster? Share your thoughts over in the forums.

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Veles 6th July 2009, 16:02 Quote
I must have been living under a rock
Paradigm Shifter 6th July 2009, 16:07 Quote
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Psystar have got guts. I'll give them that.

Anyone think the EU gonna jump in with both feet against Apple like they did with Microsoft and Internet Explorer's integration into Windows?
proxess 6th July 2009, 17:45 Quote
Nop won't happen. EU got nothing to do with this. Go go Psystar.
SNIPERMikeUK 6th July 2009, 20:34 Quote
U can run Windows on a mac, why not the other way round its only fair.... hehe....
skunkmunkey 6th July 2009, 20:37 Quote
After Apple trying to charge me £5.99 for a damn firmware update (which enables features they were too lazy or cunning to add from day one) I say GO PSYSTAR! Apple need to be reminded that they are not untouchable!

I agree the EU should step in, Microsoft got bitch slapped now its Apple's turn to get bruised.
Horizon 6th July 2009, 23:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by skunkmunkey
After Apple trying to charge me £5.99 for a damn firmware update (which enables features they were too lazy or cunning to add from day one) I say GO PSYSTAR! Apple need to be reminded that they are not untouchable!

I agree the EU should step in, Microsoft got bitch slapped now its Apple's turn to get bruised.

not enough money there
harveypooka 7th July 2009, 01:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by skunkmunkey
After Apple trying to charge me £5.99 for a damn firmware update (which enables features they were too lazy or cunning to add from day one) I say GO PSYSTAR! Apple need to be reminded that they are not untouchable!

Yeah, I don't think that's Apple - it's something to do with a law preventing them giving updates to things that aren't subscription based? I don't really know the details. I read it somewhere. Probably on a forum. Written by a chimp. On drugs.

There's loads of guff here: http://forums.macworld.com/message/615046
FrankieG33 7th July 2009, 03:31 Quote
someone needs to not let apple get away with ripping people off with their proprietary software. they should sell their software to anyone that can run it. apple is afraid it will lose its price premium if someone comes in and offers much better hardware at a much cheaper price. competition is a good thing, artificially creating barriers to entry is monopolistic. let them come in and offer a "inferior product", you wont have to support it, it wont tarnish your image, it wont even take profits away; it will just open up the lower spectrum of the market to another product. hell it will even open up more locations to sell ilife and all that other crap.
1ad7 7th July 2009, 08:52 Quote
Im divided here. as far as ethics im on there side, if windows only ran on hardware bought from microsoft the world would jump there **** however because apple is so small they get away with it, so therefore apple is a monopoly as well. However if you are casio and you make calculators and you write software that rocks at calculations and adds good features then you can have it only run on your calculators obviously with no question of monopoly. So is apple a hardware company and a software company like microsoft or is it a product company that only creates 1 product a mac not a computer+ osx? thats the question that needs a answer
Whalemeister 7th July 2009, 14:46 Quote
LMAO - Applesauce!!! reminds me of a Kevin Smith film ;)
Saivert 10th July 2009, 05:13 Quote
To 1ad7 here: Apple believes it's selling a complete product that consists of a Macintosh computer + its own Mac OS X as the operating system. They should not be used separately. You could think of Mac OS X as a firmware.

Go PSYSTAR!
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