Psystar Releases 'Rebel EFI' Software to Enable Installation of Snow Leopard on PCs
Psystar Corporation will begin selling the software it uses to run OS X Snow Leopard on generic Intel hardware. Available for download directly from Psystar.com, the Rebel EFI suite allows users to easily install any OS on their computer. Available today, Rebel EFI allows machines with Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, i7 or Xeon Nehalem CPUs to install any modern operating system, including Mac's newest release of OS X. Users would simply download the new software from Psystar.com, burn it onto a CD and follow the onscreen instructions to easily install the OS.
Available as a time-limited free trial to ensure compatibility, the full version of Rebel EFI is normally priced at $89.99 but is currently being offered at an introductory price of $49.99. Psystar is also launching an "approval program" that will allow users having difficulty setting up their systems with Psystar's products to send in their components to have them certified for compatibility.
Apple and Psystar have been embroiled in ongoing legal disputes stemming from Psystar's launch of its own-branded computers running Mac OS X, which Apple claims is in violation of the operating system license. Psystar has continued to expand its offerings since its initial hardware release 18 months ago, releasing several new hardware models and launching earlier this month a licensing program to allow third-party PC manufacturers to preinstall Psystar's boot loader on their systems for easy installation of Mac OS X.