Macintosh clone

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Macintosh clone

A Power Macintosh from a company other than Apple. In late 1994, Apple began to license its operating system and hardware technologies to third parties. The first models appeared in the spring of 1995 from Radius, Power Computing and DayStar Digital. In late 1996, Apple halted its licensing, and the clone business was discontinued. Apple paid Power Computing to acquire some of its personnel and end its agreements. In 2008, Psystar introduced a non-Apple computer with the Apple operating system (see OSx86). See CHRP.
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All other products, including the Mac clones that had previously been marked as "Out of stock," had been scrubbed from the site.
Apple has tried in the past to become more of a standard, briefly allowing other companies to make Mac clones.
For a brief time it allowed other companies to make Mac clones.
But don't forget, Mac clones are now widely available from companies such as Power Computing, Motorola and Radius at prices roughly 15% lower than the Apple machines.
which makes clones of Apple Macintosh computers, plans to install the new operating system in all of its computers by March and sell them at prices comparable to its current Mac clones.
Last fall Apple disclosed it would license its acclaimed Macintosh operating system to other vendors, setting the stage for Mac clones.
The 2MB cards for PCI Mac's and Mac clones are in stock now and 2MB upgrades for zif Macintosh(R) will be shipping in early August.
Unlike Apple Computer, which offers two or three configurations for the average consumer or company, Mac clones can be built to a customer's individual needs," says Mike Rosenfelt, Power Computing's director of marketing.
Our use of PC-Doctor Factory helps us meet that commitment, which is especially critical now, during our shift from manufacturing Mac clones to PCs.
A new Systems Division will be responsible for computer products including Mac clones, marketed in volume around the world, and PCs currently being test-marketed in the U.
BUSINESS WIRE)--June 23, 1997--UMAX Computer Corporation (UCC) today announced the C600x/240 and C600x/280 minitower Mac OS computers, the fastest Mac clones in their class due to the addition of UMAX' CacheDoubler.
We now provide even more products that improve the performance of the installed base of Macs and Mac Clones.