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Badger
05-10-2006, 12:37 PM
Apple Legal should be squashing this one ASAP: http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/10895402/PowerPC_G6_Macintosh.html.

baggss
05-10-2006, 02:23 PM
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

I love how they call it a PowerPC G6, but it has a P4 chip in it!

G6 CPU:90nm 3800MHz SSE3 Central Processing Unit Intel Pentium4 3.8GHz SSE3 Prescott 64-bit PowerPC-G6 Processor Intel Inside

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!

Dillinger-63
05-10-2006, 02:35 PM
I smell a lawsuit!

DCraver
05-10-2006, 02:45 PM
Nice find. That looks nothing like Apple would ever make. However, that's not a bad for a PC. Some people have been h4xx0r1ng OS X onto a PC so that is probably what they are doing. Not to smart on the manufactuer's part.

inflexion
05-10-2006, 05:07 PM
wow selling machines with pirated OS on them smart move

D3v1L80Y
05-10-2006, 06:39 PM
wow selling machines with pirated OS on them smart move
So I am not the only one who spotted that. :black:

BiT
05-10-2006, 07:26 PM
LOLOLOL. That is a great find! Man if Apple finds that out, someone is screwed.

this looks like a good price, http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/11408133/Apple_Power_Mac_G5_Dual_2_7ghz_3gb_RAM_1000gb_Hd.h tml

macEfan
05-10-2006, 08:10 PM
yeah, thats not a bad price.... completely illegal, and im surprised the site is still up now... wonder if apple will give me a free ipod if I report it to them :p

but thats not going to happen...

techster82
05-10-2006, 08:21 PM
Would it be illegal to run OSX on these machines if a copy was actually purchased?

D3v1L80Y
05-10-2006, 08:24 PM
Would it be illegal to run OSX on these machines if a copy was actually purchased?
Well, yes you could legally purchase a regular copy of OS X for it.......but it would never run on it. The only version of OS X that runs on that system is the x86 prototype/developer version.... which is illegal to distribute or install on that machine. That happens to be the very version they are showing as coming included with it.

techster82
05-10-2006, 08:50 PM
I may be wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that the new version of OSX, for the Intel Macs, would work on some X86 based computers. I recall now reading about the developer version but wasn't sure.

D3v1L80Y
05-10-2006, 09:25 PM
I may be wrong, but I thought I read somewhere that the new version of OSX, for the Intel Macs, would work on some X86 based computers. I recall now reading about the developer version but wasn't sure.
There isn't a special version of OS X for Intel Macs. Yes, there are different software updates that are processor dependant, but they still run the same version of Tiger that PowerPC Macs do.

mynameis
05-10-2006, 09:29 PM
That site doesn't look like a real retail site. What kind of US business lists their prices as "USD"?

techster82
05-10-2006, 09:58 PM
These computers are making headlines on other sites. Macnn, and Project OSX86 both had blurbs on the computers. They say they are sold by a South American company and are manufactured in China and South America. Members of the OSx86 project were the ones who found them.

mynameis
05-10-2006, 10:19 PM
They are selling a complete system for $500....?!?!?!?!? A 3.8Ghz Pentium 4 costs $450+ by itself.

Enterra
05-11-2006, 02:51 PM
kinda looks scamish. :D

BiT
05-11-2006, 05:28 PM
its legit, you would have to take the risk tho. and deal with Apple's lawyers and Adobe's. here is the TUAW post:
"Want an Intel-based Mac but don't want to pay Apple's prices? A company called Red PCs may have what you're looking for -- if you're willing to face the wrath of Apple's lawyers. Red PC is now offering something they're calling a "PowerPC G6 Macintosh" for $499. According to the specs, the box is basically a generic Pentium-based PC running a hacked version of the Intel version of Mac OS X. For your $499, the company is also throwing in copies of Photoshop CS2 and Microsoft Office 2004, making this quite the deal, given that Photoshop alone can go for over $400. But, then, we assume you're prepared to deal with Adobe and Microsoft's lawyers as well if you're ready to buy this. Unfortunately (or fortunately, as the case may be), the Red PCs web site seems to be down, though the machine is still listed on the Alibaba.com site as available for purchase with free global shipping and a one-year warranty."

mynameis
05-11-2006, 06:43 PM
its legit, you would have to take the risk tho. and deal with Apple's lawyers and Adobe's. here is the TUAW post:


Thats not a very reliable source.

baggss
05-11-2006, 06:52 PM
its legit, "

It's about as "legit" as THIS (http://www.engadget.com/2005/12/02/keepin-it-real-fake-part-vii-ipod-ripoff-says-it-loud-and/)

It's "legit" as in "sold by a real company", not legit as in "Authorized by the makers of the pirated software being sold with it."

chewey
05-12-2006, 06:56 AM
So it would be illegal to buy one, right? I must say, if this was legal and a legit company than it would be a killer deal....you get the LCD display too, sweet!

Tetsuo
05-12-2006, 01:18 PM
Probably that's one of those site's where after purchasing product you'll find potatos in the box instead of G6 (lol) PowerMac ;p

thelox714
05-13-2006, 03:59 AM
i did love that 2.7 powermac.. 1TB of Storage. LOL.. wouldnt it have been eaiser just to get two 500gb sata drives instead of all them **** externals? lol
this is awesome: "Apple 16x Dual Layer SuperDrive DVD and CD burner."
and all this for only $1200? lol

those g6 powermacs look so great!! i may want one.. lol jk

baggss
05-13-2006, 04:02 AM
So it would be illegal to buy one, right? I must say, if this was legal and a legit company than it would be a killer deal....you get the LCD display too, sweet!

Probably not, if your willing to give them your money. You never know what would show up at your door. It might be a computer exactly as listed, it might be nothing.

Real question is, how much do you trust a bunch of folks who call a P4 a "PPC G6" and are offering to sell you a pirated version of the OS and likely pirated versions of other software?