The mac blogosphere has torn into Psystar over the past week or so over their two models of ‘OpenComputers’ that come pre-installed with Leopard OS X. But can you blame us? Sketchy details, multiple address changes, a halt to new orders… It seemed like each day there was a new questionable detail that was cause […]
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Psystar Pres Rudy Pedraza Insists They Are the Real Deal

Psystar Open ComputerThe mac blogosphere has torn into Psystar over the past week or so over their two models of ‘OpenComputers’ that come pre-installed with Leopard OS X. But can you blame us? Sketchy details, multiple address changes, a halt to new orders… It seemed like each day there was a new questionable detail that was cause for concern.

The latest news today on this one is that Brian Caufield of Forbes.com managed to get a short phone interview with Psystar founder, (and no doubt stressed-out) president Rudy Pedraza. Pedraza insisted that the company is the real deal and they will make good on all of their orders.

When asked to comment on Psystar’s payment gateway mysteriously disappearing last week Pedraza commented:

“It’s not that we can’t provide the product or [that] Apple can stop us from providing the product. The truth is, we can’t process your credit card.”

It appears as though they can process orders now however, as they have a new high-volume payment processor. From the Psystar website:

“It is our pleasure to inform you that our store is up and running thanks to our new high volume payment processor. To all, we challenge you, let’s see if we can max this one out. Regarding shipping, orders placed the week of April 7th are currently being shipped. We will be shipping units out of our new facility starting Monday, April 21st, including those orders placed the week of April 14th. Orders are being shipped in the order that they were received, don’t worry, you’ll get yours soon. Upon shipment an email notification including tracking information will be sent to you, no need to ask.”

If anyone out there has already received their ‘OpenComputer’ I would really love to hear about it. If they are going to make good on their word, computers should be arriving on the doorsteps of customers very soon. Email me at mayor AT mactropolis.com with the details.

This all still seems very sketchy to me… What’s your take?

[via Forbes.com]

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