Psystar - a company based in Miami - is taking its chances in an effort to bring lower prices to consumers who want to run the Mac operating system.
The company is offering the Open Computer, known as OpenMac prior to last week. The Open Computer features top-of-the-line PC hardware running with the Leopard version of the Mac OS.
This is, however, in direct conflict with the Mac OS license. The direct quote from the license reads, "You agree not to install, use or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so." Read the Mac OS X Leopard software license PDF in its entirety at http://images.apple.com/legal/sla/docs/macosx105.pdf.
Visit the Psystar store at www.psystar.com/index.php?&option=com_virtuemart&page=shop.browse&category_id=3&Itemid=72.
* EEE PC's running Windows XP Home editions are now available for purchase online at Newegg.com and BestBuy.com. These are the 701 models with the seven-inch screens. The hardware specs on these EEEs are the exact same as the 4G Linux models. They feature 512MB RAM, Intel GMA 900 graphics, 4GB Solid-State Disk, webcam, WiFi 802.11 b/g, three USB ports, a trackpad, built-in speakers, microphone and headphone jacks, an ethernet port, external VGA monitor connector and a SD/MMC card reader.