Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 18th Nov 2007 15:28 UTC, submitted by JCooper
Mac OS X "Ever since I got the eeePC I've loved how easy it is to tinker with. Since I'm not a Linux guy, I dumped the Xandros preload and opted for Windows XP so I could use my EVDO USB datacard and blogging software easier, but I wondered could I install OSX on it? And, after trial and error - you can! The only problem is that the eeePC only supports SSE2 instead of the SSE3 that Leopard is coded for. Kind of a bummer, and will require some extra tinkering to coax the OS on the eeePC."
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RE: Illegal?
by jal_ on Mon 19th Nov 2007 09:47 UTC in reply to "Illegal?"
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Are people saying that in some country or another I can buy OS X, and I can buy an ASUS EeePC, but I am breaking the law if I install the first to run on the second?

(1) What insane country passed such a law, and

It has little to do with the laws of any country, but like Thom H. already said, with the EULA. The EULA (end user licence agreement) is a legal contract that you 'sign' by opening the OS X package. In that EULA, Apple grants you certain rights and denies you certain other rights, one of these denied rights being to install OS X on something else than a Mac. Microsoft does something similar, denying you the right to run Vista on a virtual PC.

(2) Why would I ever even consider running commercial software of any kind in such a country?

Whether you personally would or would not I cannot answer, but in general people are not intersted in installing an OS, let alone on another platform (or a virtual machine, for that matter).


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