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Psystar 'Beefs up' Mac Clone Hardware, Speeds Production

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Just when you thought we'd seen the last of Florida-based Psystar, the company tempting fate by continuing to sell Leopard-based Mac knock-offs, it's back in the news again.

 

InformationWeek writer Paul McDougall reports:

In an e-mail to customers on Wednesday, the company noted that its Mac clones are now shipping on an improved metal chassis. Psystar claims its new V2 box is "virtually silent," is of a "sturdier steel construction," and is "tool-less to boot!" Psystar is also ramping up its production capabilities, and is now offering an order-to-build time of just four days. "At Psystar, we know time is of the essence," the company said.

Psystar also recently issued a software-service pack that included bug fixes for Leopard.

 

McDougall points out that the full support system Psystar offers is inviting Apple to pursue litigation to enforce its operating system license restrictions. Legal questions notwithstanding, he says, the company persists:

Last month, the company introduced a new system called OpenPro. It's a beefed up version of its Open Computer Mac clone. The company claims it will ship with a choice of pre-installed operating systems that includes Ubuntu Linux 8.04, Windows Vista, Windows XP, or Apple's 'Leopard,' which is also known as OS X 10.5.

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