With the demise of Psystar, there’s a new Mac clonemaker on the block. Called Quo, they plan on selling online and through a bricks and mortar store in L.A. At least, that’s what news.com claims. Their website has nothing on it as I type this, and I can’t find any evidence of a retail store. At least their founder, Rashantha De Silva isn’t smoking crack. He fully expects to get sued by Apple:
“They probably will (sue us),” De Silva said. “There are others doing this, but we have a different attitude. There are thousands of people in the ‘Hackintosh’ market, but many of them are creating bad products. I don’t think anyone wins in that environment.”
I can guarntee that he won’t win. The iLawyers will have him for breakfast.
The fact is, why even bother starting a business making clone Macs? You can’t buy parts at low enough prices to make yourself rich quickly (which is important as you will need the cash to defend yourself from the iLawyers), and even if you could the margins on computer hardware are thin. Even for the Dells and HPs of the world. Plus you’re going to get sued into the ground the second that God Steve Jobs finds out about you. So I really don’t see the point.
Perhaps someone will enlighten me.