offline ... offline ...

Summary: It could just be a coincidence, but as of the time of writing (4:00am PDT, 07/16) Psystar's website appears to be down.


It could just be a coincidence, but as of the time of writing (4:00am PDT, 07/16) Psystar's website appears to be down.

hm_img_applepystar.jpgFollowing yesterday's revelation that Apple had filed suit against the Florida company, it wouldn't surprise me if the either the company itself has pulled the plug on the website, or is Apple has taken steps (spikey bat style) to take the site offline. Either way it's gone, and from where I'm looking at the Internet from, it's been down for some time.

Anyone else able to access

I'll keep you posted ...

[UPDATE 6:15am PDT: Some readers are claiming that the Psystar website is accessible. I still can't see it after trying several approaches. According to ComputerWorld, the site was experiencing difficulties yesterday.

[UPDATE 12:20pm PDT: The website now seems to be up and down intermittantly.]

[UPDATE 6:50am PDT 07/17: Site's back up again.]

Topics: Browser, Apple, Software Development

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  • It's dead, Jim.

    Nolo connecte.
    Hallowed are the Ori
    • No it is up

      At 6:30 pm, 8:15 pm and now 11:30 pm central time the site is up and running as usual.
  • Psystar sold more than Apple clones

    What would give Apple the right to terminate their entire web site because of one product they sell? If I object to something on Amazon's site do I have that same right?
    Michael Kelly
    • I don't believe anyone said APPLE did it

      All Mr. AKH said was that it appeared to be down. I can't get to it either. However, if Psystar found themselves to be in a vulnerable position, it would be reasonable to take their site offline; or, maybe if they didn't pay their hosting bill...
  • It's up.

    I can get to it at 8:40AM EST.
    • Guess it didn't take them long

      to move the servers to a new building... :)
  • The Digg Effect

    D T Schmitz
  • Psystar: "The rumors of my death have been greatly exaggerated" is indeed operational.

    Keep hoping Adrian...
    • Well maybe... WAS up at 0854 EDT, but is now unreachable at 0909 EDT.

      Maybe one too many ZDNet readers checking to see if it is up, and actually overloading those MAC clone servers? :D

      UPDATE at 0912:

      Just got this error message from

      jtablesession::Store Failed

      DB function failed with error number 2006

      MySQL server has gone away SQL=INSERT INTO jos_session ( `session_id`,`time`,`username`,`gid`,`guest`,`>client_id` ) VALUES( '7f2cc6ba27a8f6686e25d4eb5b5b7cc5','121621453','','0','1','0' )

      Doesn't look good when "MySQL server has gone away..." Ouch!!
    • Not for me...

      Been getting this since 7:30AM EST:

      Network Error (tcp_error)

      A communication error occurred: "Operation timed out"
      The Web Server may be down, too busy, or experiencing other problems preventing it from responding to requests. You may wish to try again at a later time.
      Hallowed are the Ori
  • Leopard 10.5.4 - Business As Usual

    Web Site is up and the press page reports Leopard 10.5.4 - Business As Usual (updates are still available).

    I can't wait until Apple goes to court with their inferior product claim (have they even looked at Psystar's performance numbers).

    I don't get the copyright issue, these are Apple CD's, not some ripoff copy.
  • Very good

    It's time that Apples deals with this problem.
    It's Apples full right to sue.
    • Of course they have the right to sue

      I just don't think they have the grounds to win the lawsuit.
      Michael Kelly
      • Care to expand?

        If you are going to make a statement like that, surely you
        need to give your reasons why ...
        • EULA violation

          constitutes breach of contract. Breach of contract is addressed in court. I don't know of any EULA that gives a purchaser a license to re-distribute it. Resellers are certified, and with Apple, if you arent' a certified distributor, you don't have the right to sell or install for sale their operating system. First Use principles come into effect if you buy a copy and sell it if you no longer intend to use it. In other words, courts have decided that you can transfer the license to another user only if you are not using the license yourself. Most software vendors would agree with that, as long as you're not making a profit off THEIR product. That's wrong in any market,not just software and hardware.
        • Sure

          In order to win a lawsuit, a law or a contract between two parties must be broken and damages must be shown. I see none of that happening, therefore I don't see a winnable lawsuit.

          And by the way, this whole argument Apple is trying to make of "inferior hardware" being sold by Psystar is completely irrelevant. Even if it was inferior, there is no legal argument to be found in all that whining.
          Michael Kelly
          • I agree

            Apple is claiming sour grapes, but again, just because they claim something doesn't mean it's legal. Psystar is purchasing the OS and installing it on systems. I don't think I've heard of Psystar making false claims to be an authorized apple reseller. I'm hoping that Psystar is joined in this fight with other groups who are fighting for EULA's that make sense. All EULA's say now is 'You have no rights, you have to agree to use x software however we say, we don't guarantee any of the claims we've made about the software you're about to install, and don't have to tell you how it will work.'
  • RE: offline ...

    Wonderful, glad as hell to hear it -- Bad idea in the first place...

    Want Apple without buying an Apple machine, hack it yourself I say...
  • Sites dead to me.

  • RE: offline ...

    Site is shall be Psystar soon.