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Apple Legal should be squashing this one ASAP: http://www.alibaba.com/catalog/10895...Macintosh.html.
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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!


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I smell a lawsuit!

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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.
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wow selling machines with pirated OS on them smart move



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wow selling machines with pirated OS on them smart move
So I am not the only one who spotted that. :black:

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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/11408...1000gb_Hd.html
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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

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Would it be illegal to run OSX on these machines if a copy was actually purchased?
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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.

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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.
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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.

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That site doesn't look like a real retail site. What kind of US business lists their prices as "USD"?
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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.
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They are selling a complete system for $500....?!?!?!?!? A 3.8Ghz Pentium 4 costs $450+ by itself.
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