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Psystar OpenPro

We commend Psystar for pushing ahead with its mission to sell its own PCs with Apple's Mac OS X operating system. We're also impressed by its continuing efforts to ensure reliability. And although the OpenPro is a better deal than any PC currently offered by Apple, you can get a faster PC overall from traditional Windows vendors.

By October 11, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 11, 2008

This product is available directly from the manufacturer's Web site.


Psystar Open Computer

Its hardware isn't made by Apple's design team, it will likely never work as a full member of the greater Apple ecosystem, and one ill-intended software update could turn it into a $750 brick. Get past all of that, and you'll find Psystar's OS X-based Open Computer a fast and otherwise compelling lower midrange desktop.

By April 30, 2008

3 stars Editors' rating April 30, 2008

This product is available directly from the manufacturer's Web site.


Supreme Court denies Psystar's appeal in Mac clone case

The Supreme Court has denied Psystar's request to review an injunction against it set by a lower court in 2009 and upheld last September.

By May 14, 2012


Apple wins key battle against Psystar over Mac clones

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit says that Psystar infringed Apple's copyrights related to Mac OS X.

By September 29, 2011


Apple-friendly lawyers snag iPad3.com domain

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, a law firm that has done work for Apple in the past, is now in possession of iPad3.com, according a Whois record.

By July 5, 2012


Apple loses bid to seal already public OS information

Judge rules in Psystar case that information already publicly available on the Internet and in print is no longer protectable as a trade secret.

By January 3, 2012


VMware 4.1 lifts block on Snow Leopard Client virtualization (updated)

VMware Fusion 4.1 allows you to run OS X Snow Leopard Client and therefore PowerPC applications in Lion; however, this may change.

By November 21, 2011


Jobs reportedly wanted Compaq to license Mac OS

Ben Rosen, former chairman of Compaq, recalls how the late Apple co-founder approached him about licensing Apple's operating system after Jobs terminated the Mac clone contracts.

By October 23, 2011


Next week, next iPhone? (Apple Talk Weekly)

Apple's holding what can only be an event for the next iPhone early next week. That and a slew of other Apple news and rumors is the topic of this week's edition of Apple Talk Weekly.

By October 1, 2011


CNET reviews Psystar's Snow Leopard-based Open(Q)

Psystar's Open(Q) desktop uses Apple's new Mac OS X Snow Leopard operating system

By October 9, 2009