• Psystar Hacks Snow Leopard for PCs

    Longtime Apple antagonist and cloning maven Psystar is up to its usually tricks again. Psystar has come out with "Rebel EFI", which enables the latest version of Mac OS X to be installed on any PC with a Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i7 and other Intel based systems.

    From Apple Insider:
    The "Rebel" hack is likely to get the company in even more hot water as an ongoing legal battle with Apple continues over Psystar's unauthorized computers that ship with Mac OS X preinstalled. Psystar and Apple have been embroiled in a legal controversy over Mac OS X usage since July 2008.
    Bound to agitate Apple to no end, Psystar has placed a $50 price tag on the ability to run OS X on a PC, although this is only a discounted initial rate. And you just know that a fleet of OS X fans will cough up the fee, since Apple has offered no alternative choices in the murky realm in which Psystar and its offerings dwell.

    "Featuring Psystar's newest technology for allowing for the smooth interfacing between operating systems and generic Intel hardware," the product description reads, "Rebel EFI allows for the easy installation of multiple operating systems on a single system."
    Like an infection that won't go away, the folks at Apple have worked diligently to put Psystar out of commission, but so far, the company just won't die. Withstanding everything from bankruptcy to the legal challenges from Apple, Psystar seems poised to withstand the obstacles in its path despite their record of questionable business practices and, shall we say, a less than stellar reputation as a result.

    A lot of people I know are going to try the free demo version (with "limited functionality," of course) this weekend to see what all the talk is about. But for Psystar, the hype that comes with this announcement is a double-edged sword. Although this latest venture may prove a success and profitable, the company is being sued by Apple for copyright infringement and this hacked Snow Leopard stunt will only give Apple a stronger case to present when the trial begins in January.

    Image via Apple Insider
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