I believe the intent on OEM software is the following. It's software Dell, Gateway, Sony, HP/Compaq, and every other PC maker can buy and put on the system before they box it up. That is why OEM exists I think, so they can sell more of their software to the big places, and just not include the uneeded stuff, and not have to worry about giving tech support. Then of course resellers are going to buy OEM software also 'case it's cheap. But usually the software company will suggest to the reseller: You should make the customer purchase a piece of hardware from you so we "know" it's for a new machine. Most resellers make you buy a piece of hardware, but they have cheap mice and sometimes just $0.99 cables you can buy w/ it in order to sattisfy buying "hardware". But Eagle dosn't make you buy a piece of hardware they just reccomend it. But yes, OEM software is out there for companies to buy for cheap and put on their machines bundling it w/ the computer.