Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 18:08 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X Anyone who hangs around on websites with information about installing Mac OS X on non-Apple labelled computers has probably already encountered this report, but it's newsworthy anyway. The upcoming release of Mac OS X 10.6.2 will remove support for the Intel Atom line of processors from Mac OS X.
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RE[2]: Comment by haus
by haus on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 18:43 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by haus"
haus
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2009-08-18

I never said signed... yet the contract was agreed to at the installation process

Edited 2009-11-02 18:44 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by sbergman27 on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 18:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

I never said signed... yet the contract was agreed to at the installation process

Are you related to The Devil, by any chance? He plays that card a lot...

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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by fretinator on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 18:50 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
fretinator Member since:
2005-07-06

I never said signed... yet the contract was agreed to at the installation process


Actually, if you've been following along lately, that's known as a post-sale restriction. You can't take somebody's money, and then, as they are using the product, impose some wierd restiction that they did not agree to _in writing_ at the time of the sale. That's really the whole point.

Right now, I could buy a copy of OSX, come home to my nice computer, and in the process of installing it, find out that they arbitrarily decided to forbid me from installing it on certain of my computers.

I believe that to be illegal, and I think the courts will soon agree. Certainly, in many countries it is definitely illegal to impose a post-sale restriction. I don't think it has been settled yet in the U.S., but it seems tremendously obvious that it is wrong. Nevertheless, the U.S. is famous for allowing some strange things, especially if campaign comtributions are involved. Especially in West Texas!

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RE[4]: Comment by haus
by ari-free on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 20:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
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2007-01-22

"Right now, I could buy a copy of OSX, come home to my nice computer, and in the process of installing it, find out that they arbitrarily decided to forbid me from installing it on certain of my computers."

they most certainly can. You don't have a right to software that will always work with the hardware it used to work with.

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RE[4]: Comment by haus
by mrhasbean on Tue 3rd Nov 2009 00:02 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
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2006-04-03

"I never said signed... yet the contract was agreed to at the installation process


Actually, if you've been following along lately, that's known as a post-sale restriction. You can't take somebody's money, and then, as they are using the product, impose some wierd restiction that they did not agree to _in writing_ at the time of the sale. That's really the whole point.
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So I don't have to worry about those pesky fair use terms that I agreed when I took out my mobile phone and broadband internet accounts online because I didn't sign anything right? Nice to know.

Oh, and I'm going to take those so-and-so's to the cleaners because they went and did a credit check on me! When I clicked that button that said they could I didn't really mean it - I certainly didn't sign anything!

And of course any amendments they make to the terms are also invalid because the initial terms that I agreed to that allow them to make amendments aren't valid, and even if they were any changes to things like the fair-use policy would be a post-sale restriction and wouldn't be valid anyway would they? Again, nice to know.

Thanks for that insight, I now know I can go use as much mobile data as I like and they won't have a leg to stand on in court when they try to get the cash out of me - I'll just give them your contact details for reference ok?

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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by aaronb on Mon 2nd Nov 2009 18:53 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
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