Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 14th Jan 2009 20:55 UTC
Apple It appears that Apple is not just going after Psystar when it comes to running Mac OS X on non-Apple branded computers. Wired's gadget blog was running a story, accompanied by a video, demonstrating how to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple netbook. After Apple contacted Wired, the website took down the video.
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RE: Comment by Bernhard
by No it isnt on Thu 15th Jan 2009 11:51 UTC in reply to "Comment by Bernhard"
No it isnt
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2005-11-14

Why would they need to make the EULA bulletproof? All they need to do, is to have enough lawyers to make a breach too expensive. The EULA is certainly not valid in my country (a contract "signed" by opening a box I've bought? I don't think so), but Apple still sells their software and their computers here.

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RE[2]: Comment by Bernhard
by Bernhard on Thu 15th Jan 2009 12:36 in reply to "RE: Comment by Bernhard"
Bernhard Member since:
2008-11-12

Why would they need to make the EULA bulletproof? All they need to do, is to have enough lawyers to make a breach too expensive. The EULA is certainly not valid in my country (a contract "signed" by opening a box I've bought? I don't think so), but Apple still sells their software and their computers here.


That may or may not be. But it sure is valid in the US of A, or they wouldn't have bothered writing it in the first place, would they?

And if it is, Apple may not be able to sue you (or threat to do so) if you install OSX to a "Hackintosh" but they sure can do so to someone who does it in the US.

(Which is true for both the Wired staff and Psystar)

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RE[2]: Comment by Bernhard
by DrillSgt on Thu 15th Jan 2009 15:44 in reply to "RE: Comment by Bernhard"
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2005-12-02

"Why would they need to make the EULA bulletproof? All they need to do, is to have enough lawyers to make a breach too expensive. The EULA is certainly not valid in my country (a contract "signed" by opening a box I've bought? I don't think so), but Apple still sells their software and their computers here."

Well, you do not agree to the EULA by opening the box. You agree to the EULA when you click the Accept or OK button on the license dialog when the question asks you to. That has already been deemed enforceable in many countries, the whole click through signing.

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