Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
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RE[2]: It's simple really...
by wirespot on Sun 25th Oct 2009 22:20 UTC in reply to "RE: It's simple really..."
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MS doesn't supply installed copies of Windows on a PC.

Are you kidding me?! That's how the vast majority of [legal] Windows copies get sold. Very seldom do people go to the store and buy a boxed copy (if only because it's so much more expensive). They usually get an OEM version with a computer, and the cost is disguised in the price of that computer.

He is suggesting that they either stop selling retail copies OR allow people to do what they like with their retail copies when bought.

How is that a problem? Apple is allowing people to do just that. Have you seen Apple sue any individual who installed OS X on non-Apple hardware? What they have a problem with is companies who want to undermine their business model by producing Mac clones against Apple's express wishes and legal license.

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