Why should you pay the owner of the jewelry store in the Mall for a diamond ring when you can get the same ring from the fence on the corner? Why should you pay for that music CD when you can download it for free from Bit Torrent? Why should you go out and earn money when you can easily print all you want on a color laser printer? Or steal it from the guy down the street who who earned it and has more than enough?
You are not a conservative. You are a liberal troll.
Let's compare Windows, OS X, and Linux:
There is no case that Apple monopolizes OS software for PCs, not even Microsoft does that - much as it would like to.
- Windows license is sold by a software vendor who has historically been willing to license Windows to any hardware - but who doesn't want a single license to cover multiple instances of Windows in virtual machines.
- OS X is software sold by a hardware vendor which sells licenses only to run on its own hardware.
- Linux license is free from vendors who do not make hardware.
The issue seems to be whether a hardware vendor can make software exclusively for its hardware and legally prevent its use on other hardware. Or, if not, what steps Apple may not take which might degrade the performance of non-Apple hardware operating OS X.
Historically, at least, software licenses have been enforced which limited the performance of the computer hardware on which the software could be operated - if you want to run the software on bigger iron, you have to pay bigger bucks for the license. I think that Sun might still do that.
I’m very liberal when it comes to software and OS. If you pay the freight for the OS it should be liberally distributed. It is outrageous that some rich boomer stooges in California allow it only to run on their over priced rigs
And these stooges will lose this court case, mark my word
Yeuow! Loads of fanboys will take it in the shorts. It’s impossible to brag about an overpriced mauve colored machine you just bought when Psystars are available. Instead they’ll have to brag about some new sushi restaurant or something as silly