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The thing is, Apple's software license for Leopard, and any version of Mac OS X, requires that the operating system only run on Apple hardware. Psytar acknowledged the OSx86 project was the inspiration for the Open Mac, and noted their systems require "minimal patching" to run Leopard, according to MacRumors. By the time I got in this morning Psystar's Web site was offline, and the company is likely considering its legal options at this hour. A Google-cached copy may or may not be available here, it was loading very, very slowly when I tried it.
Yeah, exactly what was expected to happen, I'm curious how it was carried out

Sorry for headline, just quoting other article.
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They didn't "disappear" their site went down due to heavy traffic
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My bad, just quoting other article.
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Psystar Open Computer Site works but VERY SLOW
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They got hit by the Slashdot effect: they got on a popular news site and got hit with some intense traffic. Discussed here on /.
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Haha, I noticed this myself. After I heard about their new product, I tried to go there, but I couldn't, lol.

Edit: Also, I found something. Do I get a cookie?
    
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Yea I even saw it on the main page for google news.....
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haha, that's like the time we got dugg for the video card list. Hopefully that won't ever happen again with all the server upgrades that have been done.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by The Bartender Paradox View Post
They got hit by the Slashdot effect: they got on a popular news site and got hit with some intense traffic. Discussed here on /.
its also called the digg effect
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Quote:
Originally Posted by XaNe View Post
its also called the digg effect
/. did it first.
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