[OT] EULA and legality

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Sep 8 23:38:42 EDT 2012

Peter Haworth wrote:

> It's unclear to me why the fact that I buy a license to use software versus
> owning the actual software itself has any effect on what I choose to do
> with it.  Either way, I pay money to Apple to be able to use it.  That's a
> different issue than what the EULA says regarding not using it on non-Apple
> hardware of course but interesting nevertheless.

I would venture to guess that Apple's justification for not allowing 
purchasers of OS X to run it on hardware of their own choice is that the 
price of the Apple-branded computer effectively subsidizes part of the 
cost of the OS.

  Richard Gaskin
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