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[4]: Comment by haus
by VistaUser on Tue 10th Nov 2009 05:37 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by haus"
VistaUser
Member since:
2008-03-08

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that the people who install the OS on different computers are freeloading.

Apple will quite happily sell anyone a copy of the Operating system.

Its a nail and a hammer argument - if you sell the hammer, you have (morally atleast, even if not legally - the latter should be decided by the psystar case) lost the right to dictate that it can only be used on nails from the same company.

If the users were however freeloading, that would be a different matter.

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RE[5]: Comment by haus
by thavith_osn on Tue 10th Nov 2009 05:57 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by haus"
thavith_osn Member since:
2005-07-11

Apple can build a hammer that will only work with certain nails, and I guess they are well in their rights to do that.

Now here's the thing, do we as consumers continue to buy a hammer from Apple, or go somewhere else. That is the only argument. I can't dictate to Apple or MS or pretty much anyone else how they should go about their business. At least in the Linux world, I have the opportunity (if I can code or encourage someone else) to make the OS the way I prefer it.

Anyway, I'm not sure why people are so upset by this. If Win or Linux is so good, why do people want OS X on their PC's? I put OS X on an old laptop I have here, then about 2 days later put Ubuntu on it instead which had drivers for a lot more of the h/w than OS X did (the laptop is an old Athlon 2700+ 64bit thing). Ubuntu worked out the ethernet card, gfx, sound etc... Suite!!!

I prefer OS X to Linux, but Ubuntu has closed the gap, that's for sure.

If Apple ever do decide to add support for 3rd party PC's, then I guess all of this will be a different story, but right now that's not where they want to be...

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RE[6]: Comment by haus
by rockwell on Tue 10th Nov 2009 14:52 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by haus"
rockwell Member since:
2005-09-13

// I put OS X on an old laptop I have here, then about 2 days later put Ubuntu on it instead which had drivers for a lot more of the h/w than OS X did (the laptop is an old Athlon 2700+ 64bit thing). Ubuntu worked out the ethernet card, gfx, sound etc... Suite!!//

Typical freetard. Have you tried OS X Snow Leopard ... on an actual computer built to use it, instead of your crap-ass old shit?

This is why Apple doesn't want your freeloading ass.

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RE[6]: Comment by haus
by rramalho on Tue 10th Nov 2009 15:21 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by haus"
rramalho Member since:
2007-07-11

We're talking about OS X 10.6.2, which is bound (like or not, that's the truth) to Apple hardware.

This post isn't about Linux... If you try using Apple software with Apple hardware you'll be surprised how it "just works" - I also love Ubuntu, but Apple kicks ass in that respect...

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RE[6]: Comment by haus
by seishino on Wed 11th Nov 2009 08:31 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by haus"
seishino Member since:
2005-09-10

Apple can build a hammer that will only work with certain nails, and I guess they are well in their rights to do that.

Apple has a *right* to build a hammer to work only with certain nails, but they *don't* have a right to force users to only use certain nails with their hammers. Unfortunately, due to the DMCA they're effectively given the right to do just that.

Remember, EULA's in this country almost never give you (the end consumer) any additional rights. They're just used to limit the rights that you are supposed to have. The right to dictate which hardware you attempt to use their software on is not a right they inherently have.

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RE[5]: Comment by haus
by lindkvis on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by haus"
lindkvis Member since:
2006-11-21

You seem to be under the mistaken impression that the people who install the OS on different computers are freeloading.

Apple will quite happily sell anyone a copy of the Operating system.


That is not true actually. Apple only sells OS 'upgrades' where the terms are that you already own a full OS X licence, something which only comes with Macs and is not sold separately.

Microsoft also sells upgrades which requires you to already own Windows of some form.

Whether this is enforceable or not, I don't know.

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RE[6]: Comment by haus
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:34 in reply to "RE[5]: Comment by haus"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

That is not true actually. Apple only sells OS 'upgrades' where the terms are that you already own a full OS X licence, something which only comes with Macs and is not sold separately.


Except... This is a lie.

Get out your copy of Snow Leopard. Nowhere on the box does it state that it is an upgrade. Heck, it doesn't even list Leopard as a requirement! How am I supposed to know it is an upgrade if that is not mentioned anywhere on the box?

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