Linked by Andrew Youll on Sun 7th Aug 2005 15:36 UTC, submitted by heron
Mac OS X According to the guys at www.osx86.classicbeta.com, some intrepid individuals have been able to get OS X running on generic hardware. There is a full explaination and some details on the site.
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RE[4]: Good thing
by Thom_Holwerda on Sun 7th Aug 2005 17:38 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Good thing"
Thom_Holwerda
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2005-06-29

Almost, have you ever seen a full version of OS X on sale anywhere? Nope. If you look closely not even Apple doesn't even carry such a product - they are all upgrades. They only way to purchase a full version of OS X is to purchase Apple hardware.

Erm, you can buy "full versions" of OS X in any Apple shop or official retailer (heck, Tiger's box + dvd is lying right *there* in one of my closets). If you don't believe me, go visit one, or check www.apple.com.

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RE[5]: Good thing
by tantalic on Mon 8th Aug 2005 03:18 in reply to "RE[4]: Good thing"
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2005-07-06

"Erm, you can buy "full versions" of OS X in any Apple shop or official retailer"

While they are not labelled as upgrade discs this is essentially what they are according to your license agreement. This is even apparent in the marketing material on Apple's website, ads, and in stores - "Upgrade your Mac for $129." The license agreement (which is really what you are paying for) gives you rights to use OS X on a singe "Apple-labeled" computer, which all ship with a previous version of Mac OS X - so in order to install Tiger you must already have a lincense to a previous version of Mac OS/Mac OS X, which is the defining characteristic of a software upgrade.

You can be fairly sure that if Apple were to sell a full version (one which does not require a previous license of Mac OS/Mac OS X) it would cost significantly more then $129.

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RE[6]: Good thing
by on Mon 8th Aug 2005 03:44 in reply to "RE[5]: Good thing"
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Each Mac sold ships with OSX. Therefore, if you own a (fairly recent) Mac, you have a previous license.
...."(one which does not require a previous license of Mac OS/Mac OS X)"...
They do not sell such, and have said they do not intend to, so your comment is spurious. What they sell is a full install (with other options) on the hardware they support. If you don't like the hardware they support, you don't get Tiger. Seems simple enough.

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