Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:23 UTC
Editorial A reader asks: "Can someone comment on the legality of using my brother's old Snow Leopard DVD to install OS X? My brother has Lion, so why can't he choose to give it to me? It doesn't violate Apple's 1 license per 1 computer policy."
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Apple have no fear...
by bloodline on Thu 1st Dec 2011 07:45 UTC
bloodline
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2008-07-28

Three selected quotes from Microsoft:

"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." - Jeff Raikes, a Microsoft executive

"It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not." - Bill Gates

The key being this:

"As long as they are going to steal it, we want them to steal ours. They'll get sort of addicted, and then we'll somehow figure out how to collect sometime in the next decade." - Bill Gates

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