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Old 12-12-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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Can you Buy a White Label Mac?


I know they are made but I do not know if you can buy them. I know you can buy White Label machines for PC's, but can you get them for Mac?
 
Old 12-12-2009, 05:51 PM   #2
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I have never seen such a thing, but why would you want it?---especially now that Macs are "Intel architecture", the only thing that makes it a Mac is the SW.

So just buy (or build) a generic PC, and install Linux.
 
Old 12-12-2009, 06:01 PM   #3
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Well the thought is I actually want the Mac Software. Problem is you cant just buy Mac OS X. You can buy the upgrade buy not the OS.

I own my own Consulting Firm and Want to get a copy to use as a test machine to learn more about supporting Macs.
 
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I think you need to........drumroll......Buy a Mac.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #5
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It's possible to install MacOS on a normal PC, google for webpages on this, but you'll need an Intel processor, with I think SSE3 support, AMD won't do (from what I read on the projects page). Also, I don't think this is legal (obviously).
 
Old 12-13-2009, 10:19 AM   #6
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The clone wars...

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I know they are made but I do not know if you can buy them. I know you can buy White Label machines for PC's, but can you get them for Mac?
In a 'verse long ago before Apple turned to the Intel Side there used to be some PPC clone vendors. The rebels from the Power Computing Corporation alliance were able to strike a deal with the Evil Empire. Darth Jobs however returned to the Death Apple after four years and proceeded to stab all rebels in the back by calling the deal off. The horrible death of these brave rebels was celebrated by the Evil Empire with the release of MacOS 8. Recently the Death Apple crushed another rebel citing copyright and DMCA violations. Darth Jobs ability to suck money out of users and still make them feel Apple is tEh OMg gReatest even Bill The Hut can learn something from...
 
Old 12-13-2009, 12:25 PM   #7
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I think I am gonna just buy a second hand Mac laptop. Then I can legally acquire the software from Apple.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 01:08 PM   #8
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I think I am gonna just buy a second hand Mac laptop. Then I can legally acquire the software from Apple.
Why do like to buy a MAC ?
Using a MAC as a standard user it is very very easy.
I mean staying in the GUI .
As example my wife 71 year old never use a computer within 1 hour I learned her how the use the Mac including installing programs updating and so on.
For me is the fun to use it as Unix machine .
And learning Apple scripting and so on .
But a second hand MAC did come cheap
 
Old 12-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #9
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Is White Label a brand of whiskey, Mac? Och, aye, the noo ...
 
Old 12-13-2009, 04:52 PM   #10
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A "Mac mini" costs about $500 USD new and by the way, it's a helluva nice little box. Doubles as a convenient coffee-mug holder.
 
Old 12-13-2009, 06:48 PM   #11
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I thought the mini mac was an over priced paperweight that was used for itunes.
 
Old 12-14-2009, 10:35 PM   #12
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Sometimes "an overpriced paperweight" is exactly what you want. I bought one on a whim (it's not my only Mac) ... and ... promtly put the durn thing to work, and "it does quite well, thankye." A very satisfactory box.

"Why do I buy Macs?" Easy:
  • A "soup-to-nuts" combination of hardware and software that is well-engineered so to be, by the same group of designers.
  • A "I don't have to think about it" deployment that "just works."
  • When it breaks, a bumper-to-bumper 3 year (renewable) warranty with service centers everywhere.

I've got "one of everything" around here... Mac, Linux, and (ugh). ... No "fan boy" here, but what Apple has consistently done is, to me, very impressive.

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