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I am not stating my opinion of what's allowed, but what's practical.

yeah, you can transfer OS-X licenses, but that rarely happens. Only when you sell the Apple it is installed on. When you sell a PC on which an OEM is installed, the OEM OS can be transferred with it. Thus, comparing it to an OEM is a valid comparison. How many scenarios can you imagine that you stop using OS-X on Apple number 1 to then install it on Apple number 2?

Ok, I might give you the benefit of the doubt with the backup and encryption stuff (but then again, who uses it.. .I don't; plus, do you really judge an OS on the stuff it comes with??? I couldn't care less if Windows came without Paint, Media player, etc... all that stuff I can find online, freeware, anyways)

And Ultimate OEM goes for $169.99:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116215

Even Retail doesn't go for $400, as you stated. On Newegg, it goes for $289.99 : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16832116473
    
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anyone play the hold em poker extra ?
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anyone play the hold em poker extra ?
Lol, I've always wondered the same thing, because I certainly haven't
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Hey, I just realised, can't you just put an *.mpg file into: C:WindowsWebWindows DreamScene and will that work? Has anyone tried that?
I think it's .wmv only.
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I want the extras, probably not worth it but : how much is the upgrade from Home Premium to Ultimate?
last i checked it was 159.00
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Thanks for the update. +1
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Lol, I've always wondered the same thing, because I certainly haven't
i tried it when i first installed vista, but you can only play offline poker for so long, lol
    
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last i checked it was 159.00
Thats almost as much as Ultimate itself OEM.
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lol come on, that's reducing it to the absurd.

$600 OS, get a free computer!



I think you think a bit too highly of windows...

Lockheed Martin uses Red Hat. Yoink.



After doing a bit of research, you're right. This changed just very recently when SP1 disks came out.

Still more expensive than the competition.



How does that change the fact that windows is more expensive? There is no other desktop OS that costs $300+.
I don't know how you could compare OSX to Windows in any case. To use OSX you MUST purchase an Apple computer. That bars OSX out of any reasonable discussion.

I seriously doubt Lockheed uses RedHat. I know for a fact Lockheed Martin uses CATIA which is a Windows-only application.

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We need to cut 2 corners to make it fair for windows?



Come on... OSX in the box is OSX ultimate full. It makes no sense to compare it to OEM. It makes no sense to compare it to home premium.

OSX licenses may be transferred. Windows OEM licenses may not. We can't do that comparison.

OSX includes backup utilities, home entertainment software, and encryption utilities.

Only business or ultimate has backup utilities, only home premium or ultimate has home entertainment, and only ultimate has encryption utilities. We can only compare OSX to vista ultimate. Anything else is an apples-to-oranges comparison.

And Linux offers ALL of that for free, so...
Linux is not free if you time is of any value for me.

And lets throw this out there....

Okay THG, you right, OSX is a much better deal and a much better OS than Windows. Let me go purchase a license of it any install it on my computer.... Oh wait, I can't do that... You must purchase a Mac to use OSX.

So why are you arguing?!?!?!?
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I seriously doubt Lockheed uses RedHat. I know for a fact Lockheed Martin uses CATIA which is a Windows-only application.
I can't speak specifically for Lockheed, but the Department of Defense definitely uses Red Hat in certain systems, in particular the Blue Force Tracker/FBCB2 systems, which are regularly used in Lockheed/Boeing/Sikorsky/etc-produced aircraft.
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