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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: TonyT on Oct 18, '09 09:38:09AM

>Yes, that is the point. It effectively only applies to versions sold from Apple, online because that is the only place where one gets any indication that there is any intent to sell a product that has no markings that it is an upgrade as an upgrade. And even then the notification is insufficient.

Nope, In order to Install 10.6, you MUST agree to the terms of the SLA. The terms are presented to you and you MUST click AGREE. If the buyer does not own Leopard (item C), then he can't agree to the terms. If he does not understand the terms, then he also can't Agree. But the buyer is not harmed, the seller will issue him a refund.

>The creator of the software made no reasonable attempt to protect the software from a use it did not intend.

Incorrect, Apple makes it mandatory for the purchaser to agree to the terms in order to install the software. (You would only be correct if the software were installed even if the user clicked Disagree)



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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: junkie on Oct 20, '09 04:37:24AM

Yes my slow friend but the problem is not with the terms of the SLA, it is that in the real world the product you think is described in the terms does not exist. Despite what Apple may say in one area of their website, there is no upgrade version in the real world. Everyone buying the $29 version of the product is buying the single user version of the product, according to the box, according to the function of the contents of the box. They have no reason to think that a clause referring to upgrade has anything to do with them. The section you cite refers to an upgrade version that does not exist. The only term that is relevant is the one without the requirement of 10.5.



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10.6: Snow Leopard DVD is full OS X install disc
Authored by: tedw on Oct 20, '09 08:24:32AM
"Yes my slow friend..."
Junkie, this is a good line if you're trying to piss someone off, but not such a good line if you're trying to make a reasonable argument. Which are you aiming to do?

Regardless, we are not discussing here what someone might (in all innocence) think or do if they happen to buy the dvd on a whim. We are discussing whether a thoughtful, informed person can ethically follow the instructions given in this hint. It's one thing if something installs the OS ignorantly, sure; but you can't reasonably use an 'ignorance' argument when we're talking about following instructions that start with the phrase "Despite Apple's suggestion on the Snow Leopard specs page...". At that point everybody *knows* it's not what Apple wants, and the only question left is whether one should do it anyway.

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