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[5]: Comment by haus
by lindkvis on Tue 10th Nov 2009 09:25 UTC 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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RE[7]: Comment by haus
by memson on Tue 10th Nov 2009 12:45 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by haus"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Except... This is a lie.

[...] upgrade if that is not mentioned anywhere on the box?


When I bought my copy of Snow Leopard on the day of release, the Apple employee in the Apple store told me three things -

1) This is an upgrade, you can only use it if you already have Leopard installed
2) This item is licensed only for a single machine
3) This item is non returnable if the seal is broken.

Was that not clear enough? That is a contract by British law.

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RE[7]: Comment by haus
by memson on Tue 10th Nov 2009 13:03 in reply to "RE[6]: Comment by haus"
memson Member since:
2006-01-01

Oh, and if we look at:

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/MAC_OS_X_SNGL?mco=MTM3NTI5OTA

"Upgrade from Mac OS X Leopard with Snow Leopard, a simpler, more powerful, and more refined version of Mac OS X. It delivers a wide range of enhancements, next-generation technologies, out-of-the-box support for Microsoft Exchange Server, and new accessibility features. It's the world's most advanced operating system, finely tuned from installation to shutdown.

Snow Leopard is an upgrade for Leopard users and requires a Mac with an Intel processor."


Did you note the word "upgrade"? Yes?

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