no flames, please.
kdk at daleco.biz
Sat Mar 12 08:19:48 PST 2005
>>Don Tyson wrote:
>>>I am running XandrOS Linux on an old Digital PC box. It is almost
>>>scarily Windows-like, but installs in a snap and, if you buy the
>>>full edition, comes with Crossover Office for all the Windows
>>>applications you can't wait to run. On another test box (a Dell), MS Office
>>>ran just fine under XandrOS Linux and Crossover Office.
>>KDK> That's cool, but isn't it an, um, offense or, um, whatever to that
>>* Umm, woops! "End User License Agreement", I see now it sez....
>Yes, you must have a licensed copy of MS Office to install it. You do
>not need a copy of the Windows OS itself.
Hmm, I don't see any clause in the "Office Standard Edition 2003" EULA
that would support my claim, so I publicly repent of any FUD that may
have been flung your way.
OTOH, the box that the product comes in pretty well states that you
need a Microsoft OS ("System Requirements"). I guess one could say
that since we're running 5.3, or what-not, we have something "later" :-)
It's a rather controversial issue, and the EULA's from Redmond
are continually varying in their language. Compare some older ones,
and see also things like:
(watch out for URI wrapping)
I'm not trying to troll now, nor offend; but, based on reading some M$
"documents", as it were, one might very well wonder whether Microsoft
really agrees with your last statement or not.
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