Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 25th Apr 2008 15:01 UTC
Legal When PsyStar announced they would be offering their own Macintosch clone, pre-installed with Apple's Mac OS X Leopard, they opened up a whole can of worms. Despite the fact that the company itself was shrouded in mystery and dubiousness, the possible implications of their actions sparkled an interesting debate here on OSNews as well as other discussion venues: can PsyStar and its users just discard Apple's End User License Agreement for Leopard? Instead of relying on my own limited layman's understanding of Dutch Common Law, I decided to contact Dutch legal experts, and ask for their opinions on Apple's EULA, and EULAs in general.
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Somes clauses don't stand everywhere.
by Ishan on Fri 25th Apr 2008 16:17 UTC
Ishan
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2007-10-24

In France you can't "force sell" products together (it's purely illegal even if Microsoft is doing it for years with Windows hehe).
So, in theory, you can buy Mac OSX and install it on whatever computer you want, Apple or not, mainly because that clause imply if you buy OSX you must have or buy an Apple computer to use it which is illegal over here.
That's the way I understand it.
The same goes if I already have a Mac OSX license, and want to buy a Mac, I should be able to buy it without OSX.

Edited 2008-04-25 16:18 UTC

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