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  1. A federal judge ruled that Psystar can continue its countersuit against Apple. The judge also hinted that if Psystar proves the allegations then other companies will be free to sell Mac clones as well. Psystar claims that Apple broke antitrust laws by binding the Mac OS X operating system to its hardware. According to the judge, if Psystar can prove that Apple abused copyright laws, then Apple's allegations against Psystar will be detered. Psystar has 1 week to submit its revised counterclaims, and Apple will then be given 20 days to respond. Full story on ComputerWorld Thanks to Jeezoflip for bringing this story to my attention
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    New Chameleon Announced!

    Zef posted this on the Chameleon site today: Hi Res images are available on their blog. <strong>IT IS NOT OUT YET SO DON'T BOTHER ASKING</strong> <strong></strong> <strong></strong>
  3. Apple recently (and quietly) updated its popular white MacBook. The new white MacBook now available from the Apple store offers a faster newer generation 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, standard 2GB DDR2 memory, NVIDIA 9400M graphics, Bluetooth 2.1, 120GB HDD, and a new unibody (like the aluminum MacBooks) white polycarbonate shell. The white MacBook still only costs $999 and will be the bottom end of Apple's line of Mac notebooks. As for optioning, RAM can be upgraded up to 4GB, the hard disk can be upgraded up to 320GB, and of course all of the usual Apple options (iWork, Aperture, Apple Remote, AppleCare, etc. etc.). Original story from Engadget
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    Rumor: 15" MacBook Air

    A recent entry on a Chinese rumor blog claims that a 15 inch MacBook Air is headed our way. The website claims that the new model will use an ultra low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo. The blog that reported this, Apple.pro, has a mixed record in terms of prediction. Photos posted in August of a "new MacBook" turned out to be fake, but the July photos of the aluminum MacBook Pro turned out to be quite close to the actual thing. However, with Apple's current product line, it is not apparent how a 15" MacBook Air would fit in with the rest of their laptops. Unless the new Air has a dramatically lower price, it won't be able to sell when the 15" MacBook Pro with much more performance remains in the line.
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    MacWorld 2009 Keynote Available Now

    Well you've heard everywhere of what happened at MacWorld 09 (news topic here) but its always nice to see the action. The stream can be viewed here. Currently the keynote is only available in standard definition, but an HD version is expected to follow (as with all Apple presentations). Enjoy! EDIT: HD stream now available
  6. DiaboliK, a developer here at InsanelyMac has discovered signs that Apple may be pushing out Mac Mini's and iMac's based on NVIDIA's nForce MCP79 chipset. The following contents were found in IOPlatformPluginFamily.kext/Contents/PlugIns/ACPI_SMC_PlatformPlugin.kext/Contents/Info.plist from the MacBook5,1/MacBookPro5,1. <dict> <key>Desc-Key</key> <string>CFG_MCP79</string> <key>Description</key> <string>Mini-FL-2008</string> <key>model</key> <string>Macmini3,1</string> </dict> <dict> <key>Desc-Key</key> <string>CFG_MCP79</string> <key>Description</key> <string>iMac-FL-2008</string> <key>NoSLFM</key> <true/> <key>model</key> <string>iMac9,1</string> </dict> As you can see from the "<string>CFG_MCP79</string>" line, this may be a solid indication of Apple's plans for future Macs. nForce users have had a long and hard history of running Mac OSx86 (compared to users of more supported chipsets e.g. Intel) but with this, nForce may just become one of the best platforms for running Mac OSx86. With the introduction of nForce chipsets in macs, will we see improvements in NVIDIA graphics technology on the Mac? Only time will tell. Original Post by DiaboliK
  7. The well known clone maker Psystar has made the next attempt in its series of desperate measures to justify selling Apple clones. Psystar has now made a statement that because Apple did not file the copyright for the Mac OS X operating system at the U.S. Copyright Office, Apple's copyright claims are invalid and that they cannot enforce this upon Psystar without owning the copyright. Apple's copyright registration number TX0005401457, created in 2001 (around the time that OS X was introduced) files a copyright on a "software program" named Mac OS X, but Psystar argues that this is not the copyright that they filed for Mac OS X. However, if, however unlikely, it proves to be true then this could be a calling for clone makers everywhere to start hitting the shelves with their own Frankenmacs. Even then, Apple could still file the copyright while the trial is in progress, although it is not clear how much of an effect that would really have. Original Story
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    Voodoo Kernel 2.0 Announced

    From Voodoo Team Site: Things are looking good. Core i7 support is coming the the team's latest kernel for Mac OS X 10.5.6 which should be here in early January But just a tip while we wait for another great kernel, the 9.5.0 Voodoo kernel works fine in 10.5.6 as long as you have the 10.5.5 System.kext installed. EDIT: Comment from Dense: You need the 10.5.5 seatbelt.kext as well to install Voodoo on 10.5.6
  9. From Dev Team Blog: The unlock that the Dev Team has promised to bring is finally going to be here on New Year's eve, codenamed yellowsn0w. Video demonstration is available here.
  10. Apology accepted

  11. I'm sorry to have made this assumption, and I want to apologize to you for what I've said and done. I've fixed that issue in my life (family issue - relative died) and since that wanted to talk to my old buddies here at InsanelyMac like you and everybody else that helped me get to where I am now in life. So, this is my apology, and I hope you'll accept it so we can be friends again

  12. Hey pcwiz,

    I'm sorry for pissing you off and hurting your feelings before I left. The thing was that I was angry at myself with some personal things going on, and I just needed to expell that someplace. I've realised what a jerk I've evolved to and felt ashamed to show my face here again, but did it because I thought maybe the community has forgotten. I'm sorry to have m

  13. Where Is The OsxTools Website That Looked like the generic Mac Osx Leopard Interface. Bring it Back will you...

    I need help getting a post patch for Kalyway 10.5.1, will wait on u'r Distro DVD. Good luck and Thanks in advance

  14. Hi PCWiz - posting here because your inbox is full

    Firstly, glad you decided to hang around. Your input definitely helps a large number of people here, paricularly those who are enthusiastic and trying to learn, but don't yet have the experience to break new ground alone.

    Particularly helpful is your way of organising and presenting information and apps, scripts etc as pa

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