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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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