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[2]: Comment by haus
by mrsteveman1 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 00:41 UTC 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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v RE[4]: Comment by haus
by rockwell on Tue 10th Nov 2009 14:46 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
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[4]: Comment by haus
by lemur2 on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:43 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
lemur2 Member since:
2007-02-17

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


The GPL license says everyone has permission to run the software on as many machines as they please, regardless. Unconditionally. Run it as often as you want in as many places as you want.

People aren't even required to have read the license (let alone accept it) ... they still have permission to run the software. Unconditional permission. Irrevocable permission.

Fill your boots. Enjoy.

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RE[4]: Comment by haus
by r_a_trip on Tue 10th Nov 2009 12:30 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

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

The General Public License places no restrictions whatsoever on use of the software. The GPL places restrictions on (re)distribution.

You don't have to agree to anything if you want to run GPL software for any purpose. That permission is already granted to everyone. You can even use it to power your world domination death ray machine.

The only time the GPL kicks in is in the event you (if you are not the original author of the code) distribute/convey/give a copy of GPL-ed compiled binaries or source code to a third party. An act forbidden by standard copyright laws.

The only permission you have to redistribute are the terms set in the GPL. Don't honor the (re)distribution terms and you've just committed copyright infringement under standard copyright law.

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