Originally Posted by dhuff
Well, they issued an updater
. Dunno how "hacked" it is (but it must be, to a certain extent).
As an aside, and completely IMHO - the best way for Apple to address the Psystar issue is to have an inexpensive, consumer desktop avail. (can you say "updated Mac Mini" boys & girls ? There, I knew
A Penryn-based Mini with updated graphics (Intel GMA X3100), a slightly larger hard disk, and a Superdrive for $499 or thereabouts would solve that market niche problem handily
I agree 99%. The mini is great, I'm working on one right now, it's very elegant for such a cheap device. The one thing I'd change with it is to simply add expandability. An extra drive bay so it's a little taller, or add fw800 and sell mini look alike enclosed hard drives to go with it and make a little stack. I know third parties make USB versions already. By making it fw800 it's more marketing than anything else, people's IT friends can't say that add on drives are really slow, as is the case with USB.
The problem is that many people rely on their IT capable friends to make recommendations, and they know they can't upgrade a mac mini to get the extended life through minor surgery that PC's get, or it's overly complicated to do so. Also, a user serviceable RAM slot like on the imac. Then it's a true, low cost desktop equivalent except for graphics. Psystar's legs are cut out from under them. If people want the psystar for games or graphics work, well let them. They should just get an iMac. This removes the low end expandability argument, and that's most of what they've got going for them, plus it's a lot more minis sold for Apple.