Linked by David Adams on Mon 3rd Oct 2011 17:33 UTC, submitted by Adurbe
Legal Apple has the right to continue restricting its operating systems to its own hardware thanks to a decision handed down by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday. Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder wrote in her opinion that Apple's Mac OS X licensing agreement was indeed enforceable against Psystar, which had sold non-Mac computers with Mac OS X installed.
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RE[4]: It's their OS
by rhavyn on Tue 4th Oct 2011 16:27 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: It's their OS"
rhavyn
Member since:
2005-07-06

Blah, blah, blah.

I don't use OS X, but if I did PURCHASE the DVD I would use/install it the same manner as I use a book. Just because some judge has sided with the party with drastically-deeper pockets doesn't mean it's settled.


Sorry, this isn't some judge, this is a 9th Circuit Appeals Court judge. That means in the western United States this is the law. Unless someone appeals it to the Supreme Court of the United States, there is no higher judge that can look at this. It doesn't get much simpler than this, EULAs are valid. The Supreme Court is not going to overturn this ruling. Read the judgement, it explains in detail why EULAs are valid in the Unite States.

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RE[5]: It's their OS
by jimmy1971 on Tue 4th Oct 2011 16:47 in reply to "RE[4]: It's their OS"
jimmy1971 Member since:
2009-08-27

For starters, I don't live in the United States, so yes...it's just some judge to me. But even if I did, I would, on a matter of principle, install OS X on a non-Apple computer and then affix a sticker with "Apple" on it, so as not to violate the EULA. The law is the law, afterall. ;)



2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. Single Use. This License allows you to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time.

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