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Psystar — On Its Way!

Yes indeed, it’s really happening. On Wednesday I got a confirmation email from Psystar with a valid UPS tracking number. It’ll be delivered by May 5 (feliz Cinco de Mayo!) Huzzah! As cool as that is, I’m certainly not the first to get one; several people have already received the machines they ordered, and one […]

Psystar — Almost There…

Excuse me while I pick myself up off the floor and bring my lower jaw back in line with the rest of my teeth… I just got a phone call from a polite young man by the name of Jose from Psystar to let me know about the delay with the white cases, which would […]

“Get ’em While They’re Hot”

There’s a new post on Psystar’s website this morning, which includes a video of their “triplets”; three of their Open Computers, each running a different OS. One running Windows XP, another running Ubuntu, and a third running Leopard. This marks the first time the Psystar geeks have actually given us a peek at OS X […]

Psystar — Still Hopeful

Earlier today I checked the Psystar website, and they must’ve been doing some maintenance on the server or changing something with the configuration; got nothing but errors. And the pit in my stomach came back. It was Sunday, so it wasn’t difficult to put it out of my mind for most of the day. When […]

The Psystar Saga — Riding It Out

All the hysteria on Gizmodo and elsewhere over the Psystar saga had me all weirded out yesterday. I was ready to call them up to cancel my order, then take it to the credit card company if they balked. But then I had a decent night’s sleep, and woke up to see this insightful comment […]

Open Computer Update — The Screenshot

Not much new about the Psystar machine I ordered on Monday… But when I logged onto their website this morning, they had a blog entry with a screenshot from System Profiler running on the machine. At least that’s what they claim. (Click on the image below to see the full-size version.) Of course, something like […]

Psystar — The CrabApple That Could

Psystar made a huge splash on the interwebs yesterday by introducing the OpenMac (later renamed “Open Computer” when they realized how badly that would piss off Apple.) The Open is essentially a white box Intel-based computer that can run unmodified OS X Leopard kernels, and can even be ordered with Leopard preinstalled. The computer’s specs […]