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Mac Thread, Snow leopard on a regular pc? in Technical; Originally Posted by NikChillin Ahh, but the disc came with a logo to stick on.... also I'm not sure that ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NikChillin View Post
    Ahh, but the disc came with a logo to stick on.... also I'm not sure that it is against the law. Just that Apple don't like it.

    Reason is - we want to have a look without incurring Apples extortionate hardware costs! Just experimenting.
    The problem is, its not been tested in UK courts. It has been tested in US courts, and was found to be illegal there (ie. copyright infringement due to breaching the terms of the license granting use of the software). The terms of the license are available off disc (on their website, or by asking for them, for example) and on the external of the box is a thing saying 'Use of this product is subject to acceptance of the license agreement(s) included in this package.' and their website address. So in the end, as an end-user you're being granted a license to use it, and if you don't follow the terms of that license then you don't have copyright permission and therefore are breaking copyright law.

    That's my understanding of it anyway!

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    i wouldnt mind getting it running on a vm.. I support a number of mac users as well and it would save me heaps of time if i had it running locally on my desktop rather than hunting for a spare macbook every time.

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    If I remember correctly, Apple reworded their EULA slightly to only allow Mac OS X to be used on Apple branded computers, rather than anything with an Apple logo on it which I think it said previously. This most likely did this to stop people using the stickers and claiming they now had a computer which had an Apple logo on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur View Post
    If I remember correctly, Apple reworded their EULA slightly to only allow Mac OS X to be used on Apple branded computers, rather than anything with an Apple logo on it which I think it said previously. This most likely did this to stop people using the stickers and claiming they now had a computer which had an Apple logo on it.
    but how enforcable is it?

    ive seen things in software licence agreements like must not be stored in a data retrieval system. Does that include a software shelf/cd wallet/cupboard etc

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    tonymacx86 Blog: iBoot + MultiBeast: Install Mac OS X on any Intel-based PC

    using the i3 and gigabyte board worked pretty well



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