Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by JayDee
Hardware, Embedded Systems As if selling non-Apple labelled computers with Mac OS X pre-installed and licensing the technology to do so to third parties wasn't enough, Psystar has now moved ahead and has started offering its Rebel EFI package for everyone to buy and use. It makes it possible for just about anyone to install Mac OS X on a non-Apple labelled computer.
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clueless
by Abstract on Sat 24th Oct 2009 17:47 UTC
Abstract
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2009-10-24

You people are not even realizing the larger picture.
Only thing wrong with the EULA is the time in which it is presented, and the manner in which it is presented.
Only valid argument concerning the EULA. What do I mean by that? The end user purchases the license before being presented with the conditions and what they need to agree to.
But if you think its alright to ignore it, and if Psystar for some strange reason wins, all License Agreements presented in the same manner go right out the window, including the GPL.

All these car analogies don't really work. Think of it like this, its common knowledge that breaking into your neighbor's house and stealing their property is illegal, yet I doubt many of us have actually sat down and read your states penal code / law book.

The better analogy is a ski resort, I will use tahoe for this example. All of the ski resorts in tahoe with the exception of a few are all on state park property, so the land itself belongs to the people. You buy a season pass to be able to use the lift for quick access / travel to the top of the mountain. Now that pass is only good for the individual who buys it. If you give your pass to your friend to use, you violate the agreement with the ski resort, cause they issued it to you. Just because you purchased it, doesn't mean you can ignore the agreement.
Same thing with Apple and MacOSX you are not buying the copy of OSX, you are buying a license to use OSX.
You can spin it anyway you like, it maybe wrong in your eyes, but that is the truth of the matter.

But like the tools most of you are, fail to see the larger picture, lets say Apple does allow clones again, the cost of OSX would go up greatly (which is the main reason clones were killed off, see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=maIgu_7oLm0 ), which would result in more pirating of it, which is loss of revenue for Apple, which also cuts into R&D, etc..
So this OS that most of you are crying about that you want to use on low end hardware, might actually disappear or Apple might have to go the route of Microsoft with Activation Keys, and other nonsense, which would degrade the user experience which is one of the main aspects of OSX that has you wanting to use it in the first place.

So if you want to see the demise of OSX why even cry about using it on low end hardware to begin with?

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RE: clueless
by phoenix on Mon 26th Oct 2009 01:50 in reply to "clueless"
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2005-07-11

But if you think its alright to ignore it, and if Psystar for some strange reason wins, all License Agreements presented in the same manner go right out the window, including the GPL.


Except that the GPL is not and end-user license. It's a distribution license. The terms of the GPL only come into play when you distribute the source/app/binary/project/etc to someone.

Same thing with Apple and MacOSX you are not buying the copy of OSX, you are buying a license to use OSX.


Several US courts seem to disagree, in that you do buy that specific copy of software.

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