Psystar leaves Chapter 11

July 6, 2009 | 14:10

Tags: #efi #hackintosh #leopard #macos #macos-x #nehalem #xeon

Companies: #apple #psystar

Psytar, in a fit of what could either be startling bravado or stunning stupidity, has announced that it has left Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection after just one month – and is looking to take Apple on once again.

As reported over on MacRumours, the company – which produces a range of “Open Computers,” standard x86 hardware provided with retail copies of MacOS X against Apple's terms and conditions of use – has announced via its website that it is “ready to emerge [from Chapter 11] and again battle Goliath.

In a cheeky tweak of the nose to Apple's lawyers, Psystar's brave message is terminated with the message “when life gives you apples, make apple sauce.

The move comes just over a month after the company, struggling financially as a result of a lawsuit brought against it by Apple, entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection – a move which many thought would spell the end of the company.

Psystar is clear that not only is the company far from dead, it's in fine fighting form: as well as the news that it has dispensed with the safety of bankruptcy protection, the company took the opportunity to announce a new addition to its product line. The Open(7) is a Nehalem-based Xeon powerhouse, available in both desktop and rackmount versions for use as a workstation or a server respectively, with MacOS X Leopard pre-installed – a move sure to incense Apple still further.

Should Apple bear the costs of its having moved to commercial off-the-shelf hardware in the form of wannabes hawking their software on non-Apple hardware, or is Psystar just courting well-deserved disaster? Share your thoughts over in the forums.
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