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That's not correct. If that were the case, Crossover would be illegal (it uses Wine code and is sold in stores). If that were the case, Red Hat would be illegal, Suse would be illegal, Ubuntu would be illegal....
What? Mac OSX is based off FreeBSD. And like the name implies, it's *free*, how would Crossover or Linux or Ubuntu be illegal, even if Linux was based on FreeBSD? Linux != Unix, while both systems are very similar neither is based off (code-wise) the other.
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I wouldn't compare Apple to a custom pc and Dell. Apple actually makes quality products, and I'm not talking about the design of their computers. The OS, in my opinion, is better then windows. Their build quality is better then 90% better the custom pc's I've seen people make.
You're comparing a professional company to some amature who cobbled together some electronic parts and called it a computer?
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Apple restricting OSX to Apple computers is just about as stupid as game install limits. It may "look" ok because OSX(games) "belong" to their makers, but once you've PAYED for it you should be able to do whatever the heck you want with it. (excluding burning a copy for everyone you know)

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What? Mac OSX is based off FreeBSD. And like the name implies, it's *free*, how would Crossover or Linux or Ubuntu be illegal, even if Linux was based on FreeBSD? Linux != Unix, while both systems are very similar neither is based off (code-wise) the other.
Read me where exactly in the BSD license that it says "you must give other people your source code and you must not charge money for anything you make out of our source."
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Here is the Darwin source code download page if anybody is really interested
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Here is the Darwin source code download page if anybody is really interested
Thanks, if I get time I will browse that.

I left a message for my old neighbor, Jordan Hubbard but have not heard back from him yet (he still lives close by so I may stop by after a round of disc golf sunday).

Meanwhile, here is an interesting article on OS-X by him.
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I'll give an example of how the linux/gnu format works and you decide for yourself if apple is doing anything wrong


1.Tons of developers stockpile together a ton of programs they write and share freely

2.A developer takes the free program/tools and builds upon it.

3.Developer makes money by taking that free program/tool which he modified on his own and sell's the support for it to companies.Thats how he makes money

ex.- Sintak(the program the developer built off free tool/program) is free to download but if I wanna support for my buisness on every little thing about it then I will pay developer even though software is free. The developer fixes whatever problem comes up with the program he wrote. He is making money off keeping it running well and not so much the software.
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Apple restricting OSX to Apple computers is just about as stupid as game install limits. It may "look" ok because OSX(games) "belong" to their makers, but once you've PAYED for it you should be able to do whatever the heck you want with it. (excluding burning a copy for everyone you know)

GM cars don't only run on gas bought from BP..
Apple can do what ever the heck they want.

Apple is a hardware company that makes great OS's for their own hardware. Simple as that. There is no way my PCI-E card will work in an AGP slot, but I'm not crying about it.

"Apple is making it hard for me to steal their OS" is not in any way a legitimate concern.
    
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Apple should win this case. It is there software which is clear as day. They should be able to use it in any manner or form they wanted. If they wanted to just look at it on a screen and not sell it to anyone they have that right.

I do not have a mac so don't call me a fanboy. I just think people can not separate their hate for a company when a issue arises. I am talking a step into the mac world when i graduate. I just want a well built computer that will last years and there is no doubt macs have better craftsmanship then the pc counterparts.
If you buy a software licence (OSX) then you should be able to use it on whatever you want. Why limit yourelf to using this OS only on Apple products?
    
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If you buy a software licence (OSX) then you should be able to use it on whatever you want. Why limit yourelf to using this OS only on Apple products?
Apple builds embedded OS's, and wants the optimal experience for their users.

Apple controls the hardware that is used, and the OS, meaning that they can make it as compatible as possible.

THEY build the OS, THEY can say how its used (at the very least eliminating any attempts at people to re-sell it).
    
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