Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Nov 2009 23:55 UTC
Mac OS X Apple has finally released Mac OS X 10.6.2, the latest version of its Snow Leopard operating system, and be prepared for a massive update for your Mac: 473MB. There's a lot of stuff in here, and among other things, it includes a fix for the guest account data loss bug.
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RE: Comment by haus
by theTSF on Tue 10th Nov 2009 00:30 UTC in reply to "Comment by haus"
theTSF
Member since:
2005-09-27

Exactly. Not to sound like a fan boy but Apple has the rights to determine what their software will support or not. Apple has never sanctioned hacking OS X to run on non-Apple computers. So if they want to disable support for a platform it is there choice and rights. You have the rights to either use the software if you agree with the terms or not. The same holds true for other systems. If you are not willing to abide by the GNU then you have the rights to not use Linux.

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RE[2]: Comment by haus
by mrsteveman1 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 00:41 in reply to "RE: Comment by haus"
mrsteveman1 Member since:
2009-11-10

If you are not willing to abide by the GNU then you have the rights to not use Linux.


You should probably go read the GPL (which i assume is what you were referring to when you said GNU), specifically the part about not being required to accept the license at all just to use the software.

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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by lemur2 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 00:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

"If you are not willing to abide by the GNU then you have the rights to not use Linux.
You should probably go read the GPL (which i assume is what you were referring to when you said GNU), specifically the part about not being required to accept the license at all just to use the software. "

Absolutely. Everyone on the planet is granted unconditional permission to: obtain a copy of the GPL'd software; to install the software on as many of their own machines as they wish; to run the software without restriction; to study the source code and to modify the software for their own use.

You are even granted permission to run it on a netbook. You don't even need it to be an Atom netbook, you can run it on an ARM machine if you wish to.

Fill your boots. Enjoy.

Edited 2009-11-10 00:59 UTC

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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by aliquis on Tue 10th Nov 2009 07:07 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

But if he don't accept it how can he then still have the rights given away in the license!?! ;)

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RE[2]: Comment by haus
by Delgarde on Tue 10th Nov 2009 01:31 in reply to "RE: Comment by haus"
Delgarde Member since:
2008-08-19

If you are not willing to abide by the GNU then you have the rights to not use Linux.


Quite untrue. The GPL is nothing more than a statement that the end user of a piece of software has certain rights with regard to the source code. It very explicitly has nothing to say about what the end user does with that software.

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RE[3]: Comment by haus
by lemur2 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 01:37 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by haus"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

It very explicitly has nothing to say about what the end user does with that software.


Not quite true.

http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.html

"All rights granted under this License are granted for the term of copyright on the Program, and are irrevocable provided the stated conditions are met. This License explicitly affirms your unlimited permission to run the unmodified Program."

My bold.

BTW, since there are no conditions in the GPL on the permission granted to run the program, then one's permission to run the program is irrevocable.

Edited 2009-11-10 01:39 UTC

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RE[2]: Comment by haus
by aliquis on Tue 10th Nov 2009 07:01 in reply to "RE: Comment by haus"
aliquis Member since:
2005-07-23

Wrong.

I won't comment on the EULAs but in the case of GPL software you get additional rights, not less rights.

If you don't agree to the GPL (rather just ignore the rights given) then the software would still be protected by copyright laws and you'd lose the right to get your copy at all.

The GPL gives you more benefits, access to the source code and so on, but if you don't accept it then well, they would be protected and you can't use them so ... Your choice.

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RE[2]: Comment by haus
by 4nntt on Tue 10th Nov 2009 16:07 in reply to "RE: Comment by haus"
4nntt Member since:
2009-02-12

While it is definitely true that Apple has no obligation to support the atom platform, there also is no real reason for them to actively disable it, other than spite. Since the OS is based largely on open source software, it seems odd for them to slap hobbiests like this.

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