Hackintosh maker rises from the dead
'When life gives you apples, make applesauce'
Psystar, the Florida-based Hackintosher that's been giving Apple fits for over a year, refuses to die.
The Unofficial Apple Weblog (better known amongst fanbois as TUAW ), published a copy of the upstart clonemaker's latest newsletter , which announces to its customers that not only is the company preparing to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings, but is also offering a new tower based on Intel's quad-core, 2.66GHz Xeon W3520  at the bargain-basement price of $1,499.99.
We won't recount all the twists and turns in the on-again, off-again legal battle between Psystar and Apple - after all, we did that just last week  when Apple convinced a Florida bankruptcy court to allow Cupertino to continue its copyright-infringement case against the pesky Hackintosher.
But today's news brings to mind the wisdom of ballpark sage Yogi Berra, who famously said: "It ain't over till it's over ."
And it most certainly ain't over - at least from Psystar's point of view.
Psystar's Open(7): $1,499.99 - display not included
The company's newsletter, referring to their May filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection , says that Psystar is "now ready to emerge and again battle Goliath."
The Hackintosher's latest weapon in this battle, dubbed the Open(7) , is available on the company's website ("In stock") with either 6GB or 12GB of 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM, and either 7,200rpm or 10,000rpm SATA2 drives. Apple's Xeon 3500-series entry-level Mac Pro configuration, by comparison, tops out at 8GB of 1066MHz DDR3 SDRAM with 7,200 rpm drives, and starts at $2,499.
The Open(7), according to the newsletter, also benefits from "our innovative three-layer sound-deadening side panels and front door" which make the tower the company's "most quiet computing configuration available."
"Quiet," though, is not a word easily used to describe Psystar's attitude in this ongoing battle, as evidenced by the newsletter's closing line. "When life gives you apples," it reads, "make applesauce." ®