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Authored by: xanadu420 on Oct 10, '08 09:46:43AM
Im sorry but that's plain wrong -- just because something violates Apple's EULA doesn't make it illegal.
It's obvious what your opinion is, but the legality of EULA's has not been established and plenty of EULA's contain unconscionable terms that neither would, nor could ever be found to be legally enforceable.
Again, it's obvious from your comments what side of the debate you are on, but telling someone that violating your interpretation of Apple's EULA is illegal is not factually correct in the present day legal landscape. See this wikipedia article http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eula#Enforceability

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Run Mac desktops virtually on PC servers
Authored by: ghay on Oct 13, '08 08:14:19AM

Your post is based so far in opinion it is hardly worth commenting on.

However, the link you posted clearly states it refers to US law only. You simply do not make that clear in your post, the world is not equal to the US.

Secondly, your reasoning that "No EULA has been tested in court", is simply laughable. You are arguing the same point as Pystar are in selling Mac clones.
Just because you want this, doesn't mean it is legal. It is against Apple's license that you agree to - whether or not someone has challenged it in court.

We'll deal in facts - there IS an EULA - so far it hasn't been challenged - or to my knowledge enforced - so to break terms or conditions - you do so at your own risk.

If you disagree strongly, I suggest going to court, but as it stands, you simply cannot do it.

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2. Permitted License Uses and Restrictions.
A. Single Use. This License allows you to install, use and run one (1) copy of the Apple Software on a single Apple-labeled computer at a time. You agree not to install, use
or run the Apple Software on any non-Apple-labeled computer, or to enable others to do so. This License does not allow the Apple Software to exist on computer at a time, and you may not make the Apple Software available over a network where it could be used by multiple computers at the same time.
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It is hard to argue that a virtual machine is "Apple-labeled" when apple don't sell a virtualisation product.



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