Ports on Macbook

Bernt Hansson bernt at bah.homeip.net
Tue Mar 3 04:25:44 PST 2009

Polytropon said the following on 2009-03-03 03:24:
> On Mon, 02 Mar 2009 20:22:50 +0100, Bernt Hansson <bernt at bah.homeip.net> wrote:
>> FBSD UG skrev:
>>> You're not buying the software, you buy a license to use it on one  
>>> Apple computer.

>> Mostly semantics,  if I name my computer "APPLE" Then it's "legal" to
>> install. Crap, if I buy it I can install it on ANY computer. Does not
>> have to be a computer named "APPLE" it could be "IBM", "HP" or any other
>> brand or non brand.
> I think an important point is that you loose support from Apple
> if you're not installing Mac OS X on Apple brand hardware.

That may be. But i'm not talking about apple specificly.

> As for the license agreement, if you buy Mac OS X from the shelf
> (for example), you've not confirmed any contract-like agreement
> with Apple yet, but you've purchased some rights already, for
> example the right to burn the whole package (not a nice example
> but I'm sure you get the idea); the EULA mentions nothing about
> this (legally possible) behavior.

Well, you have the right to make a backup. Is it that?

> The Mac OS X versions sold along with the "Hackintosh" are no
> illegally pirated copies, they're "boxes" from the shelf. It's
> up to the customer what to do with it.

Yes. Like with any digital file/s

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