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\"G6\" Mac clones surface

updated 03:10 pm EDT, Wed May 10, 2006

\"G6\" Mac clones surface

At least one vendor in South America is illegally selling generic clones called "PowerPC G6 Macintosh" and "Apple G6 Macintosh-Clone" systems using Apple's name. The rogue machines contain a 3.8GHz Pentium 4 processor and come bundled with loads of OSx86-compatible software, according to The Inquirer. Shipping pre-loaded with system software called "Mac OSX-86 Apple MacOS X Tiger 10.4.3," the clones are being manufactured in China as well as South America. Members from the OSx86 Project discovered the illegal computers, according to the report, which are selling for $500.




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  1. Peter Bonte

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    I want one!!!

    Jokes aside but this is clearly signaling the growth and acceptance for Apple's osX. :-)

  1. Albert

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    WTF

    and I thought I'd seen it all...

  1. Spacemoose

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    How's availability?

    What's the estimated ship-date?

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    hah!

    Let the games begin!

  1. suhail

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    BS

    that picture looks so fake!

  1. pascalpp

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    yarg!

    never shid ye buy a kamputer fram ee PIRATE!

  1. Feathers

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    happy now?

    I hope all the X86-ers are happy now. Their (valiant) efforts to get OSX running (illegally) on non-Apple hardware has produced the inevitable result: low-brow PC chancers (criminals) who will do little to help the future of Mac and OSX. If anything, their actions may cause harm to the reputation if not the bottom line of Apple. For gawds sake, if you want OSX stop being a whining tightwad and buy a goddam Mac! It's like a guy complaining that he wants a Ferrari but only wants to pay FIAT prices, get real! Quality costs money!

  1. mike3k

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Bundled Software

    I notice the bundled software includes Office 2004 & PhotoShop CS2, which you know has to be pirated.

  1. ronjamin

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Get a Real Mac

    Get a Real Mac for $99 more.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPLE/WebObjects/AppleStore.woa/w***/0.RSLID?mco=5FC8A26&nclm=Macmini

  1. Ilgaz

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Intel

    Thats what you get for switching to x86. Sorry guys.

    I mean it is amazingly stupid, amazingly illegal but tell to the thief. He will say "both are Intel so what?"

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