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Psystar customer offers video proof

updated 04:10 pm EDT, Mon April 28, 2008

Psystar customer video

Last week, supposed Macintosh clone manufacturer Psystar offered questionable video proof of its operations, but a new video confirms that the company indeed does have a shipping product. Gizmodo reader Patrick "Whiskeyfrown" sent in a one-take video showing a Psystar CPU connected to a monitor, mouse and keyboard, tracing the video cable from the back of the box to the panel. With a press of the power button, the CPU displays a very PC-like POST screen, followed by the familiar grey Apple on a white background.

Some readers comment, however, that the lack of Software Update functionality limits the overall usefulness of the setup, and devalues the savings of the box. One reader points out that it simply appears to be an OSX86 distribution, while another notes that their OSX86 system functions almost perfectly with Software Update.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Athens

    Joined: Dec 1969



    That thing would scare the c*** out of my Cat its so dam loud.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I'd be impressed if they could offer a Mac Pro equiv. clone for 1/2 or less of the real thing. Apple has nothing to be afraid of here.

  1. Guest

    Joined: Dec 1969


    "Video Proof"?

    For all we know this Patrick could be some Psystar employee. So this really proves nothing. When a reputable tech magazine gets a unit and posts a review and benchmarks then we can call it proof.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Why wouldn't software update work?

  1. ViktorCode

    Joined: Dec 1969


    hackintosh exists!

    For those who held to their doubts here's the ultimate video proof: hackintosh exist and does boot!

    Psystar? Don't know nothin bout em.

  1. climacs

    Joined: Dec 1969



    a new comments system! Thank you MacNN!

  1. hayesk

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: huh

    Software update wouldn't work because it needs to know what kind of Mac you have to report to Apple when asking for updates. That's why, for example, Mac mini users don't see iMac firmware updates in Software Update.So, if an unknown machine asks Apple for updates, Apple's server probably sends an error or nothing back in return.

  1. robttwo

    Joined: Dec 1969



    And this means?These "con men" are probably laughing their asses off.Doofuses.

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