Linked by David Adams on Wed 30th Nov 2011 20:23 UTC
Editorial A reader asks: "Can someone comment on the legality of using my brother's old Snow Leopard DVD to install OS X? My brother has Lion, so why can't he choose to give it to me? It doesn't violate Apple's 1 license per 1 computer policy."
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In The Real World
by quackalist on Thu 1st Dec 2011 03:07 UTC
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2007-08-27

Most wouldn't give a monkeys whatever the legality as the chances of any comeback are next to zero. Nor would many ponder much on any ethical/legal just-so's either before or after.

Edited 2011-12-01 03:10 UTC

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RE: In The Real World
by kurkosdr on Thu 1st Dec 2011 10:55 in reply to "In The Real World"
kurkosdr Member since:
2011-04-11

I always wondered why nobody has started a Psystar-like business in Europe and Asia, where the DMCA doesn't apply. Sell the computer without an OS, and make it so that the the OS Xinstall disc thinks the computer is a mac (and that the computer has mac-compatible peripherals), so that no special tricks are need. Then, all the user has to do is pick up an OS X disc, and install it.

Edited 2011-12-01 10:56 UTC

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RE[2]: In The Real World
by zima on Wed 7th Dec 2011 22:41 in reply to "RE: In The Real World"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Part of the explanation could be that OSX has much smaller traction in most of the world than too many pundits and web-loud people, living in few atypical places, realize (just go through Statcounter region and country stats). Making it not only not-so-attractive (more just "weird"), even simply not very known (plus, in some places, there might be quite recent ~bad association - like with ending of: http://www.osnews.com/permalink?489120 )
OTOH, people who do prefer Apple in such places, seem to treat them as a status symbol much more than is usual (doesn't work with hackintoshes)

Anyway, quickly glancing at Wiki does give something... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PearC (plus few other without Wiki pages at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OSx86 )

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