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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.

October 11, 2008

3.5 stars Editors' rating October 11, 2008

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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.

April 30, 2008

3 stars Editors' rating April 30, 2008

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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


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


Psystar's bankruptcy protection filing could minimize Apple suit

Essentially, filing has pressed the fast-forward button on the copyright proceedings and minimized what it could owe Apple.

By May 26, 2009


Apple looking for Psystar's backers

Apple amended its lawsuit against Mac clone maker Psystar to allow for the possibility that other individuals or companies are supporting Psystar's activities.

By December 3, 2008


Review: Psystar's OpenPro continues to stick it to Apple

Review of Psystar's OpenPro, OS X-based custom PC.

By October 13, 2008


Apple suit: Psystar's Mac clones must be recalled

Apple seeks not only damages and any profits Psystar has earned, but also a recall of all Open Computers sold, according to a copy of the complaint seen by CNET News.

By July 15, 2008


Psystar's Open Computer the alterna-Mac

After spending a month with Psystar's Open Computer, which runs Mac OS X in defiance of Apple's licensing policies, the question comes up: what makes a Mac a Mac?

By June 23, 2008