Is it possible to use Time Machine to back up to two external hard drives, both connected to the same MacBook? Say, one connected with FireWire, the other with USB, or the second drive daisy chained off the first?
Scrappy upstart Mac clone maker Psystar was handed its marching orders in court on Monday, and already their controversial clones are “out of stock” on their website. But is the legal battle really over?
Last week, we reported that another Mac clone, manufactured by Open Tech, had surfaced. Today, ComputerWorld is reporting that the company won’t be pre-installing Mac OS X and that the liability should fall on the consumer rather than the manufacturer.
Open Tech argues that Apple’s end-user license agreement (EULA) states that buyers can purchase a legitimate copy of Mac OS X and install it on non-Apple hardware. Therefore, Apple’s still making profit off of the operating system rather than the hardware. Apple’s EULA clearly states otherwise.
The company also announced the price of its machines. Open Tech Home and Open Tech XT will sell for $620 and $1,200 respectively. The machines are pretty legit (perhaps too legit?...to quit?) and include some pretty beefy specs. But, Open Tech’s “free-for-all” computer philosophy will undoubtedly infuriate Apple.
We should also note that Open Tech completely revamped their homepage and it sucks. It’s good to be open! is their new slogan. Where is an eye rolling emoticon when you need one?