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Psystar Shows Off Video Of Mac Clone (sort Of)

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Miami (Florida) - Psystar is a company that just continues to be on the news. The company has released a video that shows its computers running XP, Ubuntu Linux and Mac OS X. At the end of the video, viewers are treated to a glimpse of what appears to be the company’s business location.

In an article titled "A peek at Open Computers", Psystar has a short QuickTime video which apparently was created on Final Cut. "Sorry about being Quicktime-only but this was put together in OS X Leopard, using Final Cut Pro, on an Open Computer," says Psystar.

The video shows its computers running various operating systems and Quake 4 (supposedly with all the settings turned up). Psystar has been advertising a $399 "Open Computer" which can run Mac OS X. The company said it began shipping computers earlier this week.

But the eagled-eyed folks at MacCast say the video is very suspicious as the cabling arrangement doesn’t look correct. The computers running Ubuntu and Windows XP have visible cables connecting the machine and monitors, but the machine running Mac OS X has cables coming from the other direction. And here is what we don’t understand, if the company says it created the video with Final Cut running on an Open Computer, why didn’t they show off Final Cut instead of Quake 4? In addition to the cabling issue, the final shot of the location front shows an odd phone number 305-356-6666 which isn’t listed according to the comments in the MacCast article.

Well it looks like everyone will find out if the company is real or not. If it truly did begin shipping computers earlier this week, then the first computers should be getting their computers just about now.

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    wymer100 , April 25, 2008 7:37 PM
    I think there's a shot of FCP after the Q4 demo (but I'm no expert). While I would love for Apple to start making a cheaper mid-range tower again, I just would want to invest in an Open system. Getting service (and OS upgrades for that matter) is going to be a pain in the neck.
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    wymer100 , April 25, 2008 7:38 PM
    wymer100I think there's a shot of FCP after the Q4 demo (but I'm no expert). While I would love for Apple to start making a cheaper mid-range tower again, I just would want to invest in an Open system. Getting service (and OS upgrades for that matter) is going to be a pain in the neck.


    That should read "I just wouldn't want to invest..."
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    boonality , April 28, 2008 12:08 PM
    "then the first computers should be getting their computers just about now."

    Huh? proof reading gone to the wayside?
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    psouza4 , April 28, 2008 12:58 PM
    Toms Hardware is notorious for typos, broken links, and bias opinions in their articles, unfortunately. Take what you read here with a grain of salt.