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New OS X compatible motherboard -> QUO

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subxero....that article is from 2009.  Whatever happened to their retail store?  Did they ever really open it?   Are they just repackaging an earlier problem with the aid of kickcash?  A different group with the same name??

This is a bit curious.....

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my apologies... made a fool of myself (blush) I did not think to look at the date. I got that article from their web site. Sorry move along people... this is embarassing. Still think they are dodgy though. They promised first motherboard shipments in June. Did anyone receive theirs? Tomorrow is July.

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Ooops! Edited to delete my post. Embrassed much! Old article was old!

I still have red your post  :wink_anim:

Many true things were there (not about the intentions, but the situation with apple clones in general). Simple edit with explanatory first-liner would suffice.

 

I for one am waiting for MB reviews and it's hackintoshability. Only one shameful thing - it's already haswell time.

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A mobo made for a Hack? This is a revolution in Hackintoshing! Will it boot without FakeSMC if you aren't using legacy mode with Chameleon?

As far as I understand "NO".

It is usual motherboard for Windows PC just having Firewire and Thunderbolt.

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This is strange I thought the couple of houndred mobos they claimed they actually have was actually in stock for orders. Now I wonder if they are reserved for the kickstarter. Doesnt say that on the homepage though so its confusing.

 

Maby I made a misstake ordering one of these and pay for it? Did anybody get theirs?

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No, this is worthy of making noise. I'm damn sure QUO staff has a pretty good explanation, but it has to be given. Last time i read the topic i remember shipment would start at jun 29th, so probably there's a few people who should probably have their hands on their QUO boards by now. Did you try to contact the staff by the channels available in their page?

 

All the best!


P.S.: and i expect this topic doesn't dive, and the QUO project doesn't end, because it's a promising idea. Hope it succeeds and does the transition to Haswell as soon as possible - that would probably be the time i'd buy a QUO motherboard.

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We are excited to state that shipping will commence at the end of the week.

 

As a kickstarter backer, I' am pleased to read that even if it is the second or third announce of shipment in a few days...

 

But, as it seems that you receive only a partial shipment from Gigabyte, I presume that only  some backers will get their boards from this partial shipment and others will wait for the remaining boards to be shipped. So, how do you plan to choose who will be served first, and who will have to wait, and for how long?

An annonce by personal mail would be appreciated, It would show that you have a little bit of respect for your backers. :(

 

I know that working with big companies could be frustrating, but you should communicate with your clients.

For the moment I sent Quo 2 polite request for info, and receive no answer.

Zero. Nada. Peau de Zob.

 

Do you really plan to run your business with this type of relationship with your clients?

Shame...

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I dont even know what that whole thing with kickstarter and backers and stuff is. I read this thread about a new mobo so I go to the site and buy it. It say nothing there but that they do have it in stock and you can calculate shipping and all even for international buyers!

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In light of the debut of new Haswell architecture and other hardware advancement such as TB2, AC1200 Wifi, etc., I wonder if this whole scenario is even relevant any more. Ethernet is now such a small deal that I suspect most people can live without at bootup.

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Its very strange though that you dont get a confirmation email when you buy from them. I emailed asking them to confirm my order and my payment but no reply so far.

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I have asked quite simply if I could change my shipping address to my work address since he's shipping by USPS (seriously? how cheap can you be after all the delays?). I've asked this in three emails, both to rashantha directly, and to the sales email. I've asked on facebook. I've asked via twitter. And it has been all for nothing. The statement about that shipping would take place at week's end (I'll believe it when I see it) wasn't even made on kickstarter or the website. I had to find out from a third party forum post. What kind of company did I give my money to? Shouldn't this be pretty straight forward stuff? You could probably manage 509 backers, their names, backing order, amount billed, shipping address, and any other details pretty well with just a spreadsheet. Or is tweeting about the NBA finals and keeping up with Sri Lankan politics more vital than updating the people who gave you $190K?

 

EDIT: Three emails, a tweet, and three facebook messages later, we have a response!

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i really hope all you people who parted with dosh for this board haven't been spun over by these clowns. They have been completely unprofessional in their dealings.

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I had thought about one of these from the getgo....but I'm glad I didn't jump in.   Kickstarter can be a great way to raise capital and bring something to market ... but this one has taken so long that I fear the MB will be a boat anchor right OOTB.  Sad really .... a potentially great idea.  Perhaps their next board will be produced in a timely manner .... providing they survive this marketing and customer service fiasco.  I wish them very good luck ... Time will tell.

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I think Im gonna get mine Im not worried its just that its kind of taken from the book how to not startup your business how they run things. Pretty much everybody knows an email/sign of life really could make a big difference in a case like this.

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I had thought about one of these from the getgo....but I'm glad I didn't jump in.   Kickstarter can be a great way to raise capital and bring something to market ... but this one has taken so long that I fear the MB will be a boat anchor right OOTB.  Sad really .... a potentially great idea.  Perhaps their next board will be produced in a timely manner .... providing they survive this marketing and customer service fiasco.  I wish them very good luck ... Time will tell.

 

I think part of the problem will be that they do not make the boards themselves but get them from Gigabyte who will be doing all the design work as a private contract. While Gigabyte may care about their customer relationship with Quo, Gigabyte probably are not as bothered about customers of Quo as they would be about direct buyers of their own mainstream products. Plus with Haswell being here now I expect the GB engineers are busy enough anyway with other stuff and so a board using older technology may not be tremendously high on their priority list.

 

Anyway, I wish all luck and hope things turn out right...

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€250 MoBo + €250 video card + € 250 processor + € 150 SSD + €100 a well cooled RAM + €100 various {censored} + €100 2TB HDD = €1200

 

That's a second hand Mac Pro with pretty neat specs. And at least you're sure it's fully supported and no bricking update will be released.

 

I mean, seriously? €250? Money making scheme, that's what this is.

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€250 MoBo + €250 video card + € 250 processor + € 150 SSD + €100 a well cooled RAM + €100 various {censored} + €100 2TB HDD = €1200

 

That's a second hand Mac Pro with pretty neat specs. And at least you're sure it's fully supported and no bricking update will be released.

 

I mean, seriously? €250? Money making scheme, that's what this is.

Seems you have a "fix" with €250, you need glasses at least, is $249 not €250.

That mean 189.98 €

Plus that "second hand Mac Pro with pretty neat specs" will not have "€250 video card +  € 150 SSD  + €100 2TB HDD" so your second hand mac will grow with another €500(at least), that makes it €1700 for a second hand mac with pc card in it that you have to flash and pray to work and what else...

 

O/c nobody can stop you to buy what you like, and to be honest I am not interested at all, especial since you are offtopic here...

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