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Apple clones creep back on the streets

Nine years after being declared dead
Wed May 10 2006, 17:16
SOME NINE years after the Apple clones were officially killed off, pirates in South America have resurrected the trade.

Apparently, the latest thing is a "PowerPC G6 Macintosh", an "Apple G6 Macintosh-Clone Computer" with a 3.8GHz Pentium 4. These come with shedloads of OSx86 compatible hardware, and pre-loaded with something called a "Mac OSX-86 Apple MacOS X Tiger 10.4.3".

The beasts are being made in China and South America, but unlike the real Apple machines, these clones will cost you only $500.

The clones were spotted by some of the OSX86 project members . They seemed to think this one was a fine example.

The site has been up for a while and Apple briefs appear to have missed it - so far. µ


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